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August 25, 2017

Underwater Noise

How a marine mammal responds to underwater noise is complex and depends on a number of factors. Get the #clearfacts on underwater noise.

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Ocean Networks Canada

August 24, 2017

Real Time Vessel Monitoring

Clear 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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August 23, 2017

The Polluter Pays Principle

The term ‘polluter pays principle’ (PPP) is found in many of the guiding conventions, regulations and laws surrounding commercial marine shipping. However, the significance of the principle can be difficult to interpret.

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August 16, 2017

What Is Shore Power And Why Does It Matter?

Shore power is an effective way of reducing air emissions and improving local air quality.

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August 10, 2017

Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

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

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Clear Seas

August 9, 2017

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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August 3, 2017

Canada’s Top Marine Exports and Imports

Canada is fortunate to have a vast wealth of natural resources which contribute significantly to the nation’s economy. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that the majority of Canada’s marine exports and imports, by volume, are natural resource-based bulk commodities.

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July 19, 2017

How is the Marine Shipping Industry Regulated?

Commercial marine shipping is inherently an international activity. As such, the industry requires regulation at the international level. International maritime regulations, also known as conventions, are developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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July 6, 2017

Who is Responsible for Responding to a Ship-source Oil Spill in Canada?

A ship-source oil spill is defined as a discharge of any type of oil from a commercial vessel into the marine environment. In the event of a ship-source oil spill in Canadian waters, three main players are involved in responding to and cleaning up the spill: the polluter, the contracted response organization, and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).

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