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November 8, 2021

Maritime search and rescue and shipping risk: How does it work in Canada?

Understanding the mechanics of maritime search and rescue (SAR) and how maritime risks are governed in Canada.

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October 4, 2021

Ballast water management: stopping the spread of invasive species by ships

Why commercial ships carry ballast water on board, and how it affects the marine environment.

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September 27, 2021

Reconciliation in Canada’s Marine Shipping Industry (II)

What efforts are being undertaken by the marine shipping industry to help advance reconciliation?

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August 30, 2021

Shipping Containers Overboard

Why are shipping containers lost at sea and where do they end up?

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August 10, 2021

Black Carbon in the Arctic:
What You Need to Know

How does air pollution from marine shipping accelerate climate change in the Arctic and what can be done about it?

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CNGVA, Vard,
Transport Canada

July 19, 2021

Arctic Marine Natural Gas Supply Chain Study

A study of the feasibility, benefits, and risks of the use of natural gas in the Canadian Arctic.

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Clear Seas

July 12, 2021

Maritime Commercial Incidents and Accidents

Clear Seas examined the spatial distribution of commercial marine shipping incidents and accidents in and around Canadian waters and created an interactive, user-friendly visualization tool to share this data. Accessible to all, this tool can be used to highlight areas of potential shipping risks, identify trends in marine incident reporting, and help inform policymakers and the public on the safety of marine shipping in Canada.

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June 22, 2021

How will the TMX Pipeline Affect Marine Shipping in the Salish Sea?

The transport of oil by ships is no stranger to controversy. But the tempo of that debate is sure to increase as the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project heads for completion at the end of 2022, with all three berths operating at full capacity later in 2023, placing any potential risks to coastal ecosystems from increased tanker traffic firmly in the public spotlight.

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June 17, 2021

Recognition comes at a painful time in the history of Indigenous People and shines a light on the need for reconciliation

Reflecting on the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples and why it's important for their voices to be heard.

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