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June 29, 2020

Clear Seas At Five Years: Research For A Sustainable Future

On its fifth anniversary, Clear Seas looks back at its accomplishments and reflects on the key role it will continue to play to support safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.

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May 26, 2020

Marine Fuels:
What is Heavy Fuel Oil?

Efforts to reduce emissions from ships – including stricter regulations about marine fuels’ allowable level of sulphur – are curbing the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the marine shipping industry.

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April 21, 2020

Back to the Future: Wind Power and the Decarbonization of Shipping

Marine shipping is undergoing a major transformation as it seeks to decarbonize. Will wind power be part of the solution?

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April 10, 2020

Updated: Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered species of large whales.

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March 3, 2020

Environmental Certifications: Towards a More Responsible Marine Shipping Industry

Overview of the environmental standards and certification programs aimed at encouraging ship owners and operators, industry providers and port authorities to adopt sustainable practices and reduce their environmental footprint.

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February 11, 2020

What is IMO 2020?

IMO 2020 limits the amount of sulphur permitted in commercial ship fuel to 0.5% for ships operating worldwide.

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Clear Seas

July 9, 2019

Availability of Tugs of Opportunity in Canada’s Pacific Region

Clear Seas commissioned Nuka Research to examine the availability and capability of commercial tugs – known as tugs of opportunity – to respond to a request for an emergency tow from a disabled ship in Canada’s Pacific region.

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July 3, 2019

Research Spotlight: Dr. Tony R. Walker

“We rely on transporting goods by ship, but we don't need to maintain the status quo. We can't maintain the status quo; there is a better way.” – Tony R. Walker

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May 9, 2019

10 Questions About LNG & Marine Shipping

Test your knowledge! What do you know about LNG and marine shipping?

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