The Literature Review for the Review of Cumulative Effects Management Concepts and International Frameworks is now available. To receive copies, please contact the Transport Canada Cumulative Effects team at TC.MarineAssessment-EvaluationMaritime.TC@tc.gc.ca. The executive summary of the report is available at http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/review-cumulative-effects-management-concepts-international-frameworks.html.
Through the Cumulative Effects of Marine Shipping initiative, the Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples, local stakeholders and coastal communities to better understand the effects of these activities on coastal environments.
The National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards has issued the Final Report of the National Advisory Panel on MPA Standards, available online at http://dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/publications/advisorypanel-comiteconseil/2018/finalreport-rapportfinal/page01-eng.html.
On November 7, 2018 the Government of Canada celebrated the second anniversary of the Oceans Protection Plan by releasing a Report to Canadians which outlines what has been accomplished in the past two years with the Oceans Protection Plan. The Report can be accessed at https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/report-canadians-investing-coasts-oceans-protection-plan.html.
The Interim Report of the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards is now available online at: http://dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/conservation/advisorypanel-comiteconseil-eng
Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas, produced by Oceans North and its partners, provides an overview of the marine mammals, seabirds, fish and other wildlife that thrive in our northern waters – and highlights the importance of a healthy ecosystem for the people who live there. The Atlas can be accessed at https://oceansnorth.org/en/canada-arctic-marine-atlas/ and…
The inaugural Hudson Bay Summit was held in Montreal from February 27 to March 1, 2018 when representatives from indigenous organizations, governments, academia, and non-profit organizations came together to officially launch the Hudson Bay Consortium. The “Hudson Bay Summit Report” can be accessed here: https://www.hudsonbayconsortium.com/pdf/Hudson%20Bay%20Summit%20Report%2…
The Arctic Council published a report in 2017 to better understand the potential for difference oil spill response systems to operate in the Arctic marine environment. The “Circumpolar Oil Spill Response Viability Analysis – Technical Report” can be accessed here: https://oaarchive.arctic-council.org/handle/11374/1928
A report on shipping trends in the Canadian Arctic, titled ‘Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Ship Traffic in the Canadian Arctic from 1990 to 2015” was published in March 2018. The report can be accessed here: http://arctic.journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/arctic/index.php/arctic/article
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) announced that its 2018 Arctic operational season has commenced and will run until late November, 2018. The CCG’s associated News Release is available by visiting this link