All Research

Clear Seas is an independent research centre focused on marine shipping issues. Learn more about our research on safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.

Clear Seas

February 19, 2019

Reducing Greenhouse Gases: Analysis of Lifecycle Emissions of Marine Fuels

Clear Seas is investigating the climate change impact of a range of marine fuels to support the commercial marine shipping industry’s anticipated shift towards decarbonization.

Angus Reid Institute

December 6, 2018

2018 Public Opinion Poll: Canadians’ Attitudes Towards Marine Shipping

Clear Seas partnered with the Angus Reid Institute again in 2018 to update the findings of a 2016 public opinion poll. Canadians view marine shipping as increasingly important to Canada.

Clear Seas

September 13, 2018

Emergency Towing Vessel Needs Assessment

Clear Seas commissioned Vard Marine Inc. to assess emergency towing vessel needs for different types of large commercial ships transiting Canada’s Pacific coast, including container ships, bulk carriers, vehicle carriers, LNG carriers, passenger ships, and tankers.

Clear Seas

March 5, 2018

Vessel Drift and Response Analysis for Canada’s Pacific Coast

Clear Seas commissioned Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC to assess the risk that a disabled vessel could drift aground on Canada’s Pacific coast before help arrives.

MEOPAR

February 22, 2018

Commercial Shipping Issues in Canada’s North

Clear Seas and MEOPAR have funded a two-year study to assess marine shipping trends over the past 30 years in the Canadian Arctic, focusing on two sites in the Northwest Passage.

Ocean Networks Canada

August 24, 2017

Real Time Vessel Monitoring

Clear Seas, in collaboration with Ocean Networks Canada, will monitor real-time satellite and terrestrial Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals from large commercial vessels operating and transiting B.C. coastal waters and will articulate and quantify the observed and potential vessel traffic hazards as well as make recommendations for policies, procedures and a business model for improved marine domain awareness in Canada.

Clear Seas

August 9, 2017

Marine Transportation Corridors

Clear Seas is undertaking a multifaceted analysis to help describe risks related to marine shipping activities and to assist in marine spatial planning on Canada’s Pacific coast.

July 4, 2017

The Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released Into Aqueous Environments

Although crude oil spills are infrequent in Canada their consequences to the environment and impacted local economies, as well as on human health, can be profound.

Canadian Council of Academies

May 24, 2017

The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to Canada

The study examines a scope that extends beyond economic impacts and draws conclusions about how marine shipping contributes much to Canadians’ daily lives – whether or not they live in coastal communities.