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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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October 11, 2018

10 Questions About Air Pollution & Marine Shipping

Test your knowledge! Find out what you know about air pollution and marine shipping.

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October 4, 2018

Air Pollution

Marine shipping contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in Canada.

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September 20, 2018

Research Spotlight: Dr. Heather Dettman

“Marine oil spill response is always evolving because everyone is trying to improve things.”
– Dr. Heather Dettman


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Clear Seas

September 13, 2018

Emergency Towing Vessel Needs Assessment

Clear Seas commissioned Vard Marine Inc. to assess emergency towing vessel needs for different types of large commercial ships transiting Canada’s Pacific coast, including container ships, bulk carriers, vehicle carriers, LNG carriers, passenger ships, and tankers.

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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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