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November 26, 2020

Righting a Wrong: Reconciliation and Canada’s Marine Shipping Industry

With an increased focus on Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, what is the marine shipping industry doing to improve relations and to work together with Indigenous communities? This blog provides an overview of where the industry – from ports, ship builders and operators to educational and training bodies – is on the path towards reconciliation. 

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Clear Seas

October 28, 2020

Maritime Commercial Incidents and Accidents

Clear Seas is undertaking a project to examine the spatial distribution of commercial marine shipping incidents and accidents in and around Canadian waters.

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October 22, 2020

Breaking The Ice: Delivering the Goods to the Arctic in a Pandemic

Commercial ships resupplying the remote communities of Canada’s Eastern Arctic face multiple logistical challenges along the way. This year, COVID-19 and the threat it posed to both the ships’ crews and northern communities was another challenge they had to deal with.

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Clear Seas

October 6, 2020

Assessing Sensitivity of Coastal Areas to Oil Spills

Clear Seas commissioned Dillon Consulting to identify and map sensitive coastal areas along most of Canada’s Pacific Coast.

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October 2, 2020

Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum

In the fall of 2019, the Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) launched the Canadian Marine Shipping Risk Forum (CMSRF), in collaboration with Clear Seas and exactEarth

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September 8, 2020

Research Spotlight: Zuzanna Kochanowicz

“Traditional Knowledge differs from Western science because of the way it is collected. Most of the knowledge in the community is passed on through oral storytelling. Just because it is conducted differently does not mean it is of any less value. It is important to remember that there are many different ways to collect and analyze data and that each method is just as valuable.” – Zuzanna Kochanowicz

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August 18, 2020

Navigating the St. Lawrence:
Challenging Waters, Rich History and Bright Future

The St. Lawrence marine corridor plays a key role in Canada’s economy and supply chain. The geography as well as the unique physical attributes and water dynamics of the St. Lawrence challenge the commercial ships transiting through this maritime route in more than one way. 

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July 7, 2020

Research Spotlight:
Dr. Kenneth Lee, Expert in Oil Spill Response Technologies

“We must remember the premise of using chemical oil dispersants: Diluting the oil from a surface slick into the water column at sea to reduce its concentration to below toxic levels, enhance its degradation rate, and reduce its probability of reaching shore.” – Kenneth Lee

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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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