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March 15, 2023

Disaster Avoided: Oil Removed From 1960s Shipwreck but Threat from Other Historical Wrecks Persists

More than half a century after the cargo ship MV Schiedyk sank on Canada’s west coast, 21st century technology and teamwork with First Nations helped to remove an oily hazard from the environment.

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February 24, 2023

Climate Change and Energy Transition in the Marine Transportation Industry: A Look at the St. Lawrence River Region

Leaders in the global shipping industry are being called upon to take action to reduce their GHG emissions. What can be done?

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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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