September 13, 2018
Emergency Towing Vessel Needs AssessmentClear 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.
March 5, 2018
Vessel Drift and Response Analysis for Canada’s Pacific CoastClear 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.
February 22, 2018
Commercial Shipping Issues in Canada’s NorthUPDATE: Research selected for Clear Seas / MEOPAR 2017 Call for Proposals: In partnership, Clear Seas and MEOPAR have selected a project led by Dr. Jackie Dawson (University of Ottawa) as a grant recipient resulting from the joint 2017 Call for Proposals. Eligible research projects examined commercial shipping issues in Canada’s North. Dr. Dawson will study shipping traffic in the Northwest Passage region and its potential impact on sensitive sites.The research, supported by a joint Clear Seas - MEOPAR grant of $194,000 will start in the spring of 2018 and is expected to require two years to complete.
August 24, 2017
Real Time Vessel MonitoringClear 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.
July 4, 2017
The Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released Into Aqueous EnvironmentsAlthough 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.
May 24, 2017
The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to CanadaThe 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.
April 11, 2017