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.
December 17, 2020
Decarbonizing Marine Shipping: Air Quality Co-Benefits for Coastal CommunitiesIn 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.
August 24, 2017
Real Time Vessel MonitoringClear 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.
April 8, 2019
Environmental Impact of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (Scrubbers) in Canadian WatersClear 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.
February 19, 2019