June 24, 2021 (Virtual) – The Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum (CMSRF) hosted the webinar Managing Shipping Risk in Marine Protected Areas.
This webinar was part of a larger series of events and activities the CMSRF is undertaking to advance shipping risk knowledge and communication in Canada.
It explored topics related to the management and regulation of shipping activities in Canada’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
Webinar Overview & Objectives
With over 60 participants from across Canada, this session featured a presentation on the new toolkit prepared by WWF-Canada, West Coast Environmental Law and East Coast Environmental Law, ‘Reducing Impacts from Shipping in Marine Protected Areas: A Toolkit for Canada’. Find out more here.
Also included in the webinar was a presentation from Transport Canada on the ‘Management and Regulation of Shipping Activities’ in Canada to help participants understand Transport Canada’s mandate and responsibilities for shipping safety.
Following the presentations, experts from WWF-Canada, West Coast Environmental Law, East Coast Environmental Law, Oceans North and Transport Canada held a panel discussion and webinar participants were able to ask questions.
Webinar Recording & Presentations
Welcome and Introductions – Meghan Mathieson, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Clear Seas; CMSRF Co-Lead
Management and Regulation of Shipping Activities in Canada – Transport Canada
Reducing Impacts from Shipping in Marine Protected Areas: A Toolkit for Canada – WWF Canada, WCEL, ECEL
Panel Discussion and Q&A with:
WWF-Canada: Kim Dunn, Senior Specialist, Ocean Conservation
West Coast Environmental Law: Stephanie Hewson, Staff Lawyer
East Coast Environmental Law: Mike Kofahl, Staff Lawyer
Oceans North: Colleen Turlo, Policy Advisor for Atlantic and Arctic Region MPAs
Transport Canada: Michel Charron, Manager, Clean Water Policy Division
About the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum
The Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum is a Community of Practice addressing topics relating to the exploration of risks from, and to, commercial marine shipping, mostly within Canada. It aims to provide an ongoing forum for communicating about and identifying potential collaborations on the state of the art for shipping modelling and risk in Canada. Learn more about this community of practice, here.
Published June 1, 2021
Last modified on July 21, 2021