Our Latest Marine Shipping Research

We facilitate research to identify best practices for safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.

Clear Seas

July 12, 2021

Maritime Commercial Incidents and Accidents

Clear Seas examined the spatial distribution of commercial marine shipping incidents and accidents in and around Canadian waters and created an interactive, user-friendly visualization tool to share this data. Accessible to all, this tool can be used to highlight areas of potential shipping risks, identify trends in marine incident reporting, and help inform policymakers and the public on the safety of marine shipping in Canada.

Clear Seas

March 2, 2021

Vessel Traffic in Canada’s Pacific Region

Clear Seas contracted Nuka Research to analyse vessel traffic and oil movements in Canada’s Pacific region. This study is the fifth body of work associated with Clear Seas’ Marine Transportation Corridor initiative in Canada’s Pacific Region.

Angus Reid Institute

November 30, 2020

2020 Public Opinion Poll: Canadians’ Attitudes Towards Marine Shipping

Clear Seas partnered with the Angus Reid Institute again to update the findings of its 2018 nation-wide public opinion poll on marine shipping. This third study in the series features a Shipping Confidence Index designed to provide a ranking of the various viewpoints on marine shipping.

Clear Seas

October 6, 2020

Assessing Sensitivity of Coastal Areas to Oil Spills

Clear Seas commissioned Dillon Consulting to identify and map sensitive coastal areas along most of Canada’s Pacific Coast.

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

July 9, 2019

Availability of Tugs of Opportunity in Canada’s Pacific Region

Clear Seas commissioned Nuka Research to examine the availability and capability of commercial tugs – known as tugs of opportunity – to respond to a request for an emergency tow from a disabled ship in Canada’s Pacific region.

Angus Reid Institute

December 6, 2018

2018 Public Opinion Poll: Canadians’ Attitudes Towards Marine Shipping

Clear Seas partnered with the Angus Reid Institute again in 2018 to update the findings of a 2016 public opinion poll. Canadians view marine shipping as increasingly important to Canada.

Clear Seas

September 13, 2018

Emergency Towing Vessel Needs Assessment

Clear Seas commissioned Vard Marine Inc. to assess emergency towing vessel needs for different types of large commercial ships transiting Canada’s Pacific coast, including container ships, bulk carriers, vehicle carriers, LNG carriers, passenger ships, and tankers.

Clear Seas

March 5, 2018

Vessel Drift and Response Analysis for Canada’s Pacific Coast

Clear Seas commissioned Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC to assess the risk that a disabled vessel could drift aground on Canada’s Pacific coast before help arrives.