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.

September 6, 2023

Mapping Canadian Maritime Industry Initiatives to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Clear Seas is mapping the Canadian maritime industry’s contributions toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to identify areas of greatest potential impact.

June 30, 2023

Technology Options for Environmental Impact Reduction in Shipping

Clear Seas is undertaking a study to understand what environmental impact reduction technologies are available for ships and how to select them.

Angus Reid Institute

December 12, 2022

2022 Public Opinion Poll: Canadians’ Attitudes Towards Marine Shipping

Clear Seas partnered with the Angus Reid Institute again to update the findings of its biennial nation-wide public opinion poll on marine shipping. This is the fourth study in a series measuring Canadians’ attitudes towards marine shipping, its importance, and inherent risks.

Dalhousie University, Memorial University

November 21, 2022

Demystifying Maritime Governance

An overview of the frameworks and emerging issues for the governance of marine shipping in Canada.

CNGVA, Vard,
Transport Canada

September 26, 2022

Investigating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a Marine Fuel for Canada’s Arctic

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

Clear Seas

September 14, 2022

Marine Fuels for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Shipping

Clear Seas has investigated the environmental impact of different marine fuels to support the marine shipping industry’s transition towards decarbonization.

Clear Seas

September 6, 2022

Mapping Marine Traffic: Providing Canada’s Coastal Communities with Tools to Understand Shipping and its Risks

Clear Seas is undertaking a project to illustrate the state of marine shipping in Canada and enable communities to better express their concerns about the risks relating to shipping.

Clear Seas

August 29, 2022

Assessing Pollutants in Scrubber Discharge Water from Ships

A study to inform the regulation of ships’ exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers).

Clear Seas

June 7, 2022

Climate Change Vulnerability of the Canadian Maritime Environment

An analysis of the effects of climate change and the strategies that the Canadian maritime sector needs to adapt to meet this rising threat.