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Dalhousie University, Memorial University

November 21, 2022

Demystifying Maritime Governance

An overview of the frameworks and emerging issues for the governance of marine shipping in Canada.

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November 16, 2022

Anti-fouling paints: What are they and what effects do they have on the environment?

Innovation in the field of ship hull coatings is helping to improve fuel efficiency, reduce air emissions, cut noise pollution, and prevent the spread of invasive species.

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CNGVA, Vard,
Transport Canada

September 26, 2022

Investigating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a Marine Fuel for Canada’s Arctic

A study of the feasibility, risks, and benefits of the use of natural gas as a marine fuel in the Canadian Arctic.

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Clear Seas

September 14, 2022

Marine Fuels for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Shipping

Clear Seas has investigated the environmental impact of different marine fuels to support the marine shipping industry’s transition towards decarbonization.

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Clear Seas

September 6, 2022

Mapping Marine Traffic: Providing Canada’s Coastal Communities with Tools to Understand Shipping and its Risks

Clear Seas is undertaking a project to illustrate the state of marine shipping in Canada and enable communities to better express their concerns about the risks relating to shipping.

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August 29, 2022

Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (Scrubbers) on Ships: Clearing the Air on the Controversy

Scrubbers effectively remove sulphur oxide pollution from ship exhaust – yet the environmental impact of the discharge water they produce, and how to manage and regulate it, is sparking controversy.

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Clear Seas

August 29, 2022

Assessing Pollutants in Scrubber Discharge Water from Ships

A study to inform the regulation of ships’ exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers).

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Clear Seas

June 7, 2022

Climate Change Vulnerability of the Canadian Maritime Environment

An analysis of the effects of climate change and the strategies that the Canadian maritime sector needs to adapt to meet this rising threat.

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University of British Columbia,
National Research Council Canada

June 1, 2022

Pathways to
Zero-Impact Shipping

Clear Seas is undertaking a project to evaluate the potential contribution of different technologies to reduce the overall environmental impacts of marine shipping.

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