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May 6, 2021

2021 Update: Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

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

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March 23, 2021

Anchors Away: Understanding the Issues About Ships at Anchor

As Canada’s international trade and the global demand for its products continues to grow, the need for anchorages, which allow ships to wait outside a harbour to unload or pick-up their cargos, has increased. This has an impact on coastal areas, the environment and on the traditional activities of Indigenous communities.

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Clear Seas

March 2, 2021

Vessel Traffic in Canada’s Pacific Region

Clear Seas contracted Nuka Research to analyse vessel traffic and oil movements in Canada’s Pacific region. This study is the fifth body of work associated with Clear Seas’ Marine Transportation Corridor initiative in Canada’s Pacific Region.

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Clear Seas

March 1, 2021

Marine Transportation Corridors

Clear Seas is undertaking a multifaceted analysis to help describe risks related to marine shipping activities and to assist in marine spatial planning on Canada’s Pacific coast.

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Dalhousie University

January 25, 2021

Supporting Inuit Rights and Marine Use

In collaboration with Dalhousie University, Clear Seas is undertaking a research project on maritime governance to help better inform Inuit communities who are seeing an increase in shipping activities. This project builds on the work underway through the Coastal Restoration Nunavut (CRN) initiative.

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Dalhousie University, Memorial University

January 25, 2021

Demystifying Maritime Governance

In collaboration with Dalhousie and Memorial University, Clear Seas in undertaking a multi-part project on maritime governance to bring clarity to this complex topic as well as to the public debates around its frameworks and emerging issues.

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January 14, 2021

Research Spotlight: Sylvain Lafrance

The Marine Acoustic Research Station (MARS) project was created to measure the acoustic signature of vessels transiting the St. Lawrence River to help manage the effect of ship noise on marine mammals.

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University of British Columbia

December 17, 2020

Decarbonizing Marine Shipping: Air Quality Co-Benefits for Coastal Communities

In collaboration with Clear Seas and funded by MEOPAR, a team led by researcher Dr. Amanda Giang at the University of British Columbia is undertaking a project to assess how decarbonization of marine shipping can provide air quality co-benefits to coastal communities.

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December 10, 2020

Melting sea ice makes Canada more, not less dependent on icebreakers

Climate change leads to more sea ice and higher risks for commercial marine shipping

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