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.

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.

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.