Commercial shipping issues in Canada’s NorthIn partnership, MEOPAR and Clear Seas are seeking to fund two-year research projects related to commercial shipping issues in Canada’s North. Projects may focus on issues related to governance, cultural, economic, risk and infrastructure. All projects are encouraged to incorporate meaningful engagement with local populations, businesses or decision makers to ensure that the knowledge mobilization component is strongly entrenched with those who live and work within the project area.
24/08/2017Ocean Networks Canada
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.
The Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released Into Aqueous EnvironmentsAlthough crude oil spills are infrequent in Canada their consequences to the environment and impacted local economies, as well as on human health, can be profound.
24/05/2017Canadian Council of Academies
The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to CanadaThe study examines a scope that extends beyond economic impacts and draws conclusions about how marine shipping contributes much to Canadians’ daily lives – whether or not they live in coastal communities.