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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

April 11, 2017

Leading Systems for Oil Spill Response in Ports – Implications for Canada

This 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.

March 23, 2017

Marine Oil Spill: Prevention

This digest covers some of the province's major observations, specifically those that discuss world-leading prevention systems that build on IMO standards.

February 23, 2017

Marine Oil Spill: System Elements

This digest covers some of the major observations of the province's report, specifically those that discuss system element examples from around the world that best describe a world-leading oil spill response system.

January 23, 2017

West Coast Spill Response Study 2

This volume concentrates on vessel traffic and associated oil movements along the west coast of Canada, particularly for the years 2011-2012.

December 23, 2016

West Coast Spill Response Study 1

Digest on the Ministry of Environment's report on British Columbia's oil spill prevention, preparedness and response regime.

November 25, 2016

Remediation of Hazards Related to Shipwrecks

Digest on the development of a potential regime to address the hazards associated with shipwrecks in Canada's internal waters and territorial seas.

October 25, 2016

M/V Marathassa Fuel Oil Spill Environmental Response

This independent review of their operations does much to shine a light on the strengths and weaknesses of Canada’s current ship-based oil spill response capacity.

September 25, 2016

Integrated Arctic Corridors Framework

A digest on The Pew Charitable Trusts’ report: The Integrated Arctic Corridors Framework: Planning for responsible shipping in Canada’s Arctic waters.

August 25, 2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel II: HNS

Unlike Canada’s oil spill response regime, there is currently no similar regulatory program in place for HNS preparedness and response.