Our Latest Marine Shipping Research
We facilitate research to identify best practices for safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.
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.
December 6, 2018
2018 Public Opinion Poll: Canadians’ Attitudes Towards Marine ShippingClear 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.
September 13, 2018
Emergency Towing Vessel Needs AssessmentClear 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.
March 5, 2018
Vessel Drift and Response Analysis for Canada’s Pacific CoastClear 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.
May 24, 2017
The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to CanadaThe study examines a scope that extends beyond economic impacts and draws conclusions about how marine shipping contributes much to Canadians’ daily lives – whether or not they live in coastal communities.
April 11, 2017
Leading Systems for Oil Spill Response in Ports – Implications for CanadaThis research has examined spill response policies and practices in seven ports in five countries, which has provided a range of national policies and port conditions and practices against which to consider Canadian policies and practices.
April 20, 2016
Commercial Marine Shipping Accidents: Understanding the Risks in CanadaThis Clear Seas report summarizes the risks of commercial marine shipping accidents across Canada's regions and for different cargo types, while highlighting gaps in understanding and areas for further research.
April 19, 2016