Commercial Shipping Issues in Canada’s North

Executive Summary

Research selected for Clear Seas / MEOPAR 2017 Call for Proposals

After a careful evaluation of proposals received as a result of the Clear Seas / MEOPAR 2017 Call for Proposals, Dr. Jackie Dawson of the University of Ottawa was selected as the recipient of a $194,000 research grant to examine marine shipping traffic in the Northwest Passage.

Through a competitive submission process, held in conjunction with MEOPAR, Dr. Dawson’s project was selected based on its contribution to the knowledge that will support the planning and policy-making discussions regarding this sensitive region.

The project, which examines two Northwest Passage sites, will study shipping trends over the past thirty years, identify potential risks and make recommendations for establishing shipping routes and best practices within the study area.

The research will start in the spring of 2018 and is expected to require two years to complete.

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Published February 22, 2018

Last modified on July 17, 2018