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.

Dalhousie University

May 6, 2022

Supporting Inuit Rights and Marine Use

A guide to shipping regulations in Nunavut.

Clear Seas

April 28, 2022

Assessing Shipping Risk in Canada

Building on its previous work on shipping risks, Clear Seas examined the rates of vessels involved in maritime incidents and accidents in Canada, based on the type of ship and occurrence and the volume of marine traffic in each region.

MEOPAR

December 23, 2021

Marine Shipping Trends in the Canadian Arctic 

Assessment of marine shipping trends over the past 30 years in the Canadian Arctic, focusing on two sites in the Northwest Passage. The project offers recommendations on risk management strategies, impact mitigation, and including Inuit knowledge and perspectives in policymaking.

CNGVA, Vard,
Transport Canada

July 19, 2021

Arctic Marine Natural Gas Supply Chain Study

A study of the feasibility, benefits, and risks of the use of natural gas in the Canadian Arctic.

Clear Seas

July 12, 2021

Maritime Commercial Incidents and Accidents

Clear Seas examined the spatial distribution of commercial marine shipping incidents and accidents in and around Canadian waters and created an interactive, user-friendly visualization tool to share this data. Accessible to all, this tool can be used to highlight areas of potential shipping risks, identify trends in marine incident reporting, and help inform policymakers and the public on the safety of marine shipping in Canada.

Clear Seas

March 2, 2021

Vessel Traffic in Canada’s Pacific Region

Clear Seas contracted Nuka Research to analyse vessel traffic and oil movements in Canada’s Pacific region. This study is the fifth body of work associated with Clear Seas’ Marine Transportation Corridor initiative in Canada’s Pacific Region.

Clear Seas

March 1, 2021

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.

Dalhousie University, Memorial University

January 25, 2021

Demystifying Maritime Governance

In collaboration with Dalhousie and Memorial University, Clear Seas in undertaking a multi-part project on maritime governance to bring clarity to this complex topic as well as to the public debates around its frameworks and emerging issues.

University of British Columbia

December 17, 2020

Decarbonizing Marine Shipping: Air Quality Co-Benefits for Coastal Communities

In collaboration with Clear Seas and funded by MEOPAR, a team led by researcher Dr. Amanda Giang at the University of British Columbia is undertaking a project to assess how decarbonization of marine shipping can provide air quality co-benefits to coastal communities.