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.

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

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

January 25, 2021

Supporting Inuit Rights and Marine Use

In collaboration with Dalhousie University, Clear Seas is undertaking a research project on maritime governance to help better inform Inuit communities who are seeing an increase in shipping activities. This project builds on the work underway through the Coastal Restoration Nunavut (CRN) initiative.

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.

MEOPAR

October 2, 2020

Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum

In the fall of 2019, the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) launched the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum (CMSRF), in collaboration with Clear Seas and exactEarth

Clear Seas

April 8, 2019

Environmental Impact of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (Scrubbers) in Canadian Waters

Clear Seas is investigating the environmental impact of different ways commercial marine ships can comply with January 2020 regulations limiting sulphur emissions, particularly the effect of scrubbers in Canadian waters.

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.