Our Latest Marine Shipping Research
We facilitate research to identify best practices for safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.
April 28, 2022
Assessing Shipping Risk in CanadaBuilding 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.
December 23, 2021
Marine Shipping Trends in the Canadian ArcticAssessment 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.
July 12, 2021
Maritime Commercial Incidents and AccidentsClear 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.
March 2, 2021
Vessel Traffic in Canada’s Pacific RegionClear 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 ShippingClear 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.
October 6, 2020
Assessing Sensitivity of Coastal Areas to Oil SpillsClear Seas commissioned Dillon Consulting to identify and map sensitive coastal areas along most of Canada’s Pacific Coast.
July 9, 2019
Availability of Tugs of Opportunity in Canada’s Pacific RegionClear 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