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March 15, 2018

Research Spotlight: Dr. Aldo Chircop

“Good policy decisions require good research for evidence-based decision-making.” – Dr. Aldo Chircop

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Clear Seas

March 5, 2018

Vessel Drift and Response Analysis for Canada’s Pacific Coast

Clear Seas commissioned Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC to assess the risk that a disabled vessel could drift aground on Canada’s Pacific coast before help arrives.

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March 1, 2018

What Are HNS?

Many chemicals transported by sea are considered hazardous and noxious substances that can have significant impacts when spilled into the marine environment.

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February 22, 2018

Commercial Shipping Issues in Canada’s North

UPDATE: Research selected for Clear Seas / MEOPAR 2017 Call for Proposals: In partnership, Clear Seas and MEOPAR have selected a project led by Dr. Jackie Dawson (University of Ottawa) as a grant recipient resulting from the joint 2017 Call for Proposals. Eligible research projects examined commercial shipping issues in Canada’s North. Dr. Dawson will study shipping traffic in the Northwest Passage region and its potential impact on sensitive sites.The research, supported by a joint Clear Seas - MEOPAR grant of $194,000 will start in the spring of 2018 and is expected to require two years to complete.

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January 25, 2018

Research Spotlight: Dr. Jackie Dawson

“Governing shipping in the Arctic is extremely complex and it requires collaboration and respect.” – Dr. Jackie Dawson

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January 10, 2018

Who Pays for an Oil Spill

If an oil spill were to happen in Canadian waters tomorrow, who would pay for it? Learn about the costs and liabilities related to ship-source oil spills.

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January 4, 2018

Places of Refuge

When a vessel is damaged, disabled or otherwise in distress at sea, finding a place of refuge – a place where it can be taken to prevent further damage to the vessel or pollution to the environment – can be critical.

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December 5, 2017

What is Marine Pilotage?

Marine pilotage plays a vital role in marine safety and accident prevention.

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November 23, 2017

Who Pays For Response Organizations?

There are four response organizations located in Canada.

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