November 8, 2017
The Oceans Protection Plan: One Year In The MakingThe Oceans Protection Plan (OPP) is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways.
October 10, 2017
Abandoned Vessels & The Ship-source Oil Pollution FundAbandoned and derelict vessels pose significant risks to marine safety and have both economic and environmental impacts on local communities.
September 7, 2017
The Importance of Ballast Water ManagementBallast water is essential for the safe operation of ships. It is used to adjust the overall weight of the vessel and its internal distribution in order to keep the ship floating safely, upright and in a stable condition. It is used to compensate for different cargo loads that a ship may carry at different times, including during loading and unloading. It also provides stability and manoeuverability during transit.
August 31, 2017
10 Questions About Underwater Noise & Marine MammalsWith increased marine traffic in Canada’s coastal waters comes an increase in underwater noise from vessels – and a need to understand the impacts on marine mammals who use sound to communicate, feed, navigate and reproduce.
Ocean Networks Canada
August 24, 2017
Real Time Vessel MonitoringClear Seas, in collaboration with Ocean Networks Canada, will monitor real-time satellite and terrestrial Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals from large commercial vessels operating and transiting B.C. coastal waters and will articulate and quantify the observed and potential vessel traffic hazards as well as make recommendations for policies, procedures and a business model for improved marine domain awareness in Canada.
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