All Research

Clear Seas is an independent research centre focused on marine shipping issues. Learn more about our research on safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.

15/09/2017
MEOPAR

Commercial shipping issues in Canada’s North

In 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.

24/08/2017
Ocean Networks Canada

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.

04/07/2017

The Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released Into Aqueous Environments

Although 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.

24/05/2017
Canadian Council of Academies

The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to Canada

The 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.

30/03/2017
Clear Seas

Leading Systems for Oil Spill Response in Ports – Implications for Canada

This research has examined spill response policies and practices in seven ports in five countries, which has provided a range of national policies and port conditions and practices against which to consider Canadian policies and practices.

14/06/2016

Integrated Arctic Corridors Framework

A digest on The Pew Charitable Trusts’ report: The Integrated Arctic Corridors Framework: Planning for responsible shipping in Canada’s Arctic waters.

14/06/2016

Remediation of Hazards Related to Shipwrecks

Digest on the development of a potential regime to address the hazards associated with shipwrecks in Canada's internal waters and territorial seas.

23/09/2016

West Coast Spill Response Study 2

This volume concentrates on vessel traffic and associated oil movements along the west coast of Canada, particularly for the years 2011-2012.

25/04/2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel II: HNS

Unlike Canada’s oil spill response regime, there is currently no similar regulatory program in place for HNS preparedness and response.