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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.

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July 3, 2019

Research Spotlight:
Dr. Tony R. Walker

“We rely on transporting goods by ship, but we don't need to maintain the status quo. We can't maintain the status quo; there is a better way.” – Tony R. Walker

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May 9, 2019

10 Questions About LNG & Marine Shipping

Test your knowledge! What do you know about LNG and marine shipping?

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May 9, 2019

LNG & Marine Shipping

Discover the role of LNG in reducing commercial marine shipping’s contribution to world air pollution and measures to support the safe transport and use of LNG by ships. Learn more from Clear Seas.

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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.

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February 28, 2019

What is the HNS Convention?

The 2010 Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) Convention sets out a liability regime to compensate for damage caused by incidents involving HNS transported by sea.

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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.

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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.

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November 8, 2018

Research Spotlight: Véronique Nolet

“Without this form of transport, modern life as we know it would not exist.” – Véronique Nolet

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