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February 26, 2018

What Are HNS?

Many chemicals transported by sea are considered hazardous and noxious substances that can have significant impacts when spilled into the marine environment.

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MEOPAR

February 22, 2018

Commercial Shipping Issues in Canada’s North

Clear Seas and MEOPAR have funded a two-year study to assess marine shipping trends over the past 30 years in the Canadian Arctic, focusing on two sites in the Northwest Passage.

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January 25, 2018

Research Spotlight: Dr. Jackie Dawson

“Governing shipping in the Arctic is extremely complex and it requires collaboration and respect.” – Dr. Jackie Dawson

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January 10, 2018

Who Pays for an Oil Spill

If an oil spill were to happen in Canadian waters tomorrow, who would pay for it? Learn about the costs and liabilities related to ship-source oil spills.

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January 4, 2018

Places of Refuge

When a vessel is damaged, disabled or otherwise in distress at sea, finding a place of refuge – a place where it can be taken to prevent further damage to the vessel or pollution to the environment – can be critical.

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December 5, 2017

What is Marine Pilotage?

Marine pilotage plays a vital role in marine safety and accident prevention.

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November 23, 2017

Who Pays For Response Organizations?

There are four response organizations located in Canada.

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November 8, 2017

The Oceans Protection Plan: One Year In The Making

The Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways.

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October 26, 2017

What Role Does Marine Trade Play In the Arctic?

For Arctic communities, marine shipping is often the only economical means of accessing essential goods, such as food, fuel and construction goods.

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