We facilitate research to identify best practices for safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada

Our research focuses on the human, environmental and economic impacts of marine shipping. That includes practices for safe handling of bulk commodities at marine terminals, impacts of oil and liquid natural gas shipping, spill prevention and response, impacts on coastal and Indigenous communities, and much more.

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.

23/09/2016

Marine Oil Spill: Preparedness & Response

Digest covering the major observations of marine oil spill preparedness, response and recovery examples from around the world.

23/09/2016

Marine Oil Spill: Prevention

This digest covers some of the province's major observations, specifically those that discuss world-leading prevention systems that build on IMO standards.

23/09/2016

Marine Oil Spill: System Elements

This digest covers some of the major observations of the province's report, specifically those that discuss system element examples from around the world that best describe a world-leading oil spill response system.

23/09/2016

West Coast Spill Response Study 2

Digest on vessel traffic and associated oil movements along the west coast of Canada, between 2011 - 2012.

23/09/2016

West Coast Spill Response Study 1

Digest on the Ministry of Environment's report on British Columbia's oil spill prevention, preparedness and response regime.

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.

14/06/2016

Integrated Arctic Corridors Framework

Digest on the Pew Report, the framework that encompasses the environmental and social complexity concerning shipping in Canada's Arctic.

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.