All Research

Clear Seas is an independent research centre focused on marine shipping issues. Learn more about our research on safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.

Clear Seas

March 1, 2021

Marine Transportation Corridors

Clear Seas is undertaking a multifaceted analysis to help describe risks related to marine shipping activities and to assist in marine spatial planning on Canada’s Pacific coast.

Dalhousie University, Memorial University

January 25, 2021

Demystifying Maritime Governance

In collaboration with Dalhousie and Memorial University, Clear Seas in undertaking a multi-part project on maritime governance to bring clarity to this complex topic as well as to the public debates around its frameworks and emerging issues.

University of British Columbia

December 17, 2020

Decarbonizing Marine Shipping: Air Quality Co-Benefits for Coastal Communities

In 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.

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.

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.

Clear Seas

April 8, 2019

Environmental Impact of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (Scrubbers) in Canadian Waters

Clear 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.

Clear Seas

February 19, 2019

Reducing Greenhouse Gases: Analysis of Lifecycle Emissions of Marine Fuels

Clear Seas is investigating the climate change impact of a range of marine fuels to support the commercial marine shipping industry’s anticipated shift towards decarbonization.

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.