Our Latest Marine Shipping Research

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

Dalhousie University, Memorial University

November 21, 2022

Demystifying Maritime Governance

An overview of the frameworks and emerging issues for the governance of marine shipping in Canada.

CNGVA, Vard,
Transport Canada

September 26, 2022

Investigating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a Marine Fuel for Canada’s Arctic

A study of the feasibility, risks, and benefits of the use of natural gas as a marine fuel in the Canadian Arctic.

Clear Seas

September 14, 2022

Marine Fuels for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Shipping

Clear Seas has investigated the environmental impact of different marine fuels to support the marine shipping industry’s transition towards decarbonization.

Clear Seas

August 29, 2022

Assessing Pollutants in Scrubber Discharge Water from Ships

A study to inform the regulation of ships’ exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers).

Clear Seas

June 7, 2022

Climate Change Vulnerability of the Canadian Maritime Environment

An analysis of the effects of climate change and the strategies that the Canadian maritime sector needs to adapt to meet this rising threat.

Dalhousie University

May 6, 2022

Supporting Inuit Rights and Marine Use

A guide to shipping regulations in Nunavut.

Clear Seas

April 28, 2022

Assessing Shipping Risk in Canada

Building on its previous work on shipping risks, Clear Seas examined the rates of vessels involved in maritime incidents and accidents in Canada, based on the type of ship and occurrence and the volume of marine traffic in each region.

MEOPAR

December 23, 2021

Marine Shipping Trends in the Canadian Arctic 

Assessment of marine shipping trends over the past 30 years in the Canadian Arctic, focusing on two sites in the Northwest Passage. The project offers recommendations on risk management strategies, impact mitigation, and including Inuit knowledge and perspectives in policymaking.

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.