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June 28, 2018

Double Hulls

Double hulls are a preventive measure implemented to reduce the risk of ship-source pollution in the marine environment.

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May 24, 2018

10 Questions About Invasive Species & Marine Shipping

Test your knowledge! Find out what you know about invasive species and marine shipping.

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May 15, 2018

Invasive Species

Ships can introduce invasive species into Canadian waters through ballast water and biofouling. Learn more from Clear Seas.

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May 10, 2018

Research Spotlight: Dr. Jane Lister

"Marine shipping is integral to our economic prosperity as well as our well-being." – Dr. Jane Lister

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April 26, 2018

How does Oil Behave in Water?

Not all oils behave the same way when spilled into the marine environment.

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March 15, 2018

Research Spotlight: Dr. Aldo Chircop

“Good policy decisions require good research for evidence-based decision-making.” – Dr. Aldo Chircop

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March 5, 2018

Vessel Drift and Response Analysis for Canada’s Pacific Coast

Clear Seas commissioned Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC to assess the risk that a disabled vessel could drift aground on Canada’s Pacific coast before help arrives.

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February 26, 2018

What Are HNS?

Many chemicals transported by sea are considered hazardous and noxious substances that can have significant impacts when spilled into the marine environment.

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February 22, 2018

Commercial Shipping Issues in Canada’s North

UPDATE: Research selected for Clear Seas / MEOPAR 2017 Call for Proposals: In partnership, Clear Seas and MEOPAR have selected a project led by Dr. Jackie Dawson (University of Ottawa) as a grant recipient resulting from the joint 2017 Call for Proposals. Eligible research projects examined commercial shipping issues in Canada’s North. Dr. Dawson will study shipping traffic in the Northwest Passage region and its potential impact on sensitive sites.The research, supported by a joint Clear Seas - MEOPAR grant of $194,000 will start in the spring of 2018 and is expected to require two years to complete.

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