Completed Research Projects
2022 Public Opinion Poll: Canadians’ Attitudes Towards Marine Shipping
December 12, 2022
Clear Seas partnered with the Angus Reid Institute again to update the findings of its biennial nation-wide public opinion poll on marine shipping. This is the fourth study in a series measuring Canadians’ attitudes towards marine shipping, its importance, and inherent risks.
Demystifying Maritime Governance
November 21, 2022
An overview of the frameworks and emerging issues for the governance of marine shipping in Canada.
Investigating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a Marine Fuel for Canada’s Arctic
September 26, 2022
A study of the feasibility, risks, and benefits of the use of natural gas as a marine fuel in the Canadian Arctic.
Marine Fuels for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Shipping
September 14, 2022
Clear Seas has investigated the environmental impact of different marine fuels to support the marine shipping industry’s transition towards decarbonization.
Assessing Pollutants in Scrubber Discharge Water from Ships
August 29, 2022
A study to inform the regulation of ships’ exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers).
Climate Change Vulnerability of the Canadian Maritime Environment
June 7, 2022
An analysis of the effects of climate change and the strategies that the Canadian maritime sector needs to adapt to meet this rising threat.
Supporting Inuit Rights and Marine Use
May 6, 2022
A guide to shipping regulations in Nunavut.
Assessing Shipping Risk in Canada
April 28, 2022
Building on its previous work on shipping risks, Clear Seas examined the rates of vessels involved in maritime incidents and accidents in Canada, based on the type of ship and occurrence and the volume of marine traffic in each region.
Marine Shipping Trends in the Canadian Arctic
December 23, 2021
Assessment of marine shipping trends over the past 30 years in the Canadian Arctic, focusing on two sites in the Northwest Passage. The project offers recommendations on risk management strategies, impact mitigation, and including Inuit knowledge and perspectives in policymaking.
Maritime Commercial Incidents and Accidents
July 12, 2021
Clear Seas examined the spatial distribution of commercial marine shipping incidents and accidents in and around Canadian waters and created an interactive, user-friendly visualization tool to share this data. Accessible to all, this tool can be used to highlight areas of potential shipping risks, identify trends in marine incident reporting, and help inform policymakers and the public on the safety of marine shipping in Canada.