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January 19, 2023

IMPAC5: Spotlight on Conservation and Marine Protected Areas

Canada is hosting the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5). Here’s why this event is important.

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January 17, 2023

Marine shipping in the Great Lakes: What you need to know

Discover the Great Lakes waterway: Its geography, main shipping routes, cargo ports, and unique climate-related challenges.

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January 10, 2023

Emergency Towing Vessels: Providing a Lifeline to Safety for Ships in Distress Around the World

Clear Seas’ survey finds that while some countries invest in a dedicated fleet of emergency tugs to rescue a ship in distress, others rely on help from tugs in the vicinity.

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December 15, 2022

Reconciliation in the Canadian Marine Shipping Industry (Part III): A Love Affair with the Sea

John Thomas probably loves his job more than most people. But for this proud member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, it’s never just a regular day at the office.

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Angus Reid Institute

December 12, 2022

2022 Public Opinion Poll: Canadians’ Attitudes Towards Marine Shipping

Clear Seas partnered with the Angus Reid Institute again to update the findings of its biennial nation-wide public opinion poll on marine shipping. This is the fourth study in a series measuring Canadians’ attitudes towards marine shipping, its importance, and inherent risks.

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November 29, 2022

Key Issues and Resources for COP 15: The Convention of the Parties on Biological Diversity

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15), to be held in Montreal (December 7-19, 2022) is highly relevant to marine shipping and the work underway to reduce the impact of ship traffic on ocean and coastal ecosystems.

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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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