Clear Seas partnered with a team at Dalhousie University and the Memorial University of Newfoundland on a multi-part project to help increase knowledge of maritime governance in Canada. The research sought to add clarity around the different pillars of maritime governance and to analyze drivers of change in the existing system. It also explored emerging issues, needs and approaches for consideration in effective governance of shipping.
Clear Seas supported the creation of a series of resources to help inform decision-makers, rights holders, stakeholders, and the public on the governance of shipping. This includes a comprehensive, multi-part report that breaks down the global and domestic structures, frameworks, actors, interconnections, and processes involved in maritime governance.
The knowledge and resources made accessible through this project will help to improve the collective understanding of how marine shipping is governed in Canada and beyond. A deeper understanding of the legal and institutional structures involved in the governance of shipping helps support informed decision-making and dialogues among leaders, industry members, Indigenous and coastal communities, and the public.
Watch the research team introduce the study and discuss the report’s highlights and conclusions:
A summary presentation of the project and its key findings can be downloaded here.
Read more about the contemporary issues related to the governance of marine shipping:
Stranded at Sea: Covid-19 and its Toll on Mariners
Is Marine Spatial Planning the Key to Safer and Healthier Oceans?
Maritime Search and Rescue and Shipping Risk: How Does it Work in Canada?
Aldo Chircop, Ph.D., Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Maritime Law and Policy, Dalhousie University
Desai Shan, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Claudio Aporta, Ph. D., Professor, Canadian Chair, Marine Environmental Protection, World Maritime University
Leah Beveridge, Interdisciplinary Ph. D. candidate, Decolonizing Arctic Shipping, Dalhousie University
Jessica Cucinelli, Research Assistant, Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University
Floris Goerlandt, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, and Canada Research Chair in Risk Management and Resource Optimization for Marine Industries Dalhousie University
Cornelia Opoku Gyemfi, LLM Candidate, Maritime and Environmental Law, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
Alireza Jahanbaksh, Ph.D. candidate, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Ronald Pelot, Ph. D., Professor, Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University
Weishan Wang, Interdisciplinary Ph. D. candidate, Marine Spatial Planning and Arctic Shipping, Dalhousie University
Om Prakash Yadav, M.Sc. Medicine (Community Health), Memorial University of Newfoundland
Jennifer Steele, Manager of Research and Knowledge Mobilization, Clear Seas
Published November 21, 2022
Last modified on February 21, 2023