Marine Shipping Research - Currently In Progress

We facilitate research to identify best practices for safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada. The following research projects are in progress and will be available shortly.

October 13, 2023

Technology Implications for Ship Pilotage

Clear Seas is undertaking a study to understand the role and impacts of technology on pilotage in Canadian waters.

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.

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.

University of British Columbia,
National Research Council Canada

June 1, 2022

Pathways to
Zero-Impact Shipping

Clear Seas is undertaking a project to evaluate the potential contribution of different technologies to reduce the overall environmental impacts of marine shipping.

University of British Columbia,
Transport Canada

May 24, 2022

Smart Adaptive Solutions to Underwater Noise from Ships

Clear Seas is undertaking a project to help demonstrate the feasibility of smart adaptive technologies to reduce the impact of underwater noise from ships on marine mammals.

Clear Seas

March 1, 2021

Marine Transportation Corridors

Clear Seas undertook a multifaceted analysis to illustrate risks related to marine shipping activities and to assist in marine spatial planning on Canada’s Pacific coast.

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.

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.