Vessel Traffic Services: Review of Technology, Training, and Protocols

Nuka Research compared the Prince William Sound Vessel Traffic Service to others in the United States, Norway, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Canada to search for opportunities for improvement to the Prince William Sound system. Nuka Research found that the Prince William Sound system was comparable to the systems in other locations, although with a … Read more

Southeast Alaska Vessel Traffic Study

Nuka Research analyzed vessel activity in Southeast Alaska for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The study began with Automated Identification System (AIS) data for 2018, adding research and assumptions regarding vessel fuel capacities of both persistent and non-persistent fuels, as well as fuel barge transport of non-persistent fuel products. The study presents estimated movements … Read more

Shipping Traffic Analysis and Risk Mitigation Measures for the West Coast of Haida Gwaii

On contract to the Council of the Haida Nation, Nuka Research analyzed AIS data and summarized policy options related to offshore vessel routing for the outer coast of Haida Gwaii. Research questions were driven by a multi-stakeholder process led by the Council and Transport Canada under Canada’s Proactive Vessel Management pilot program, with information briefed … Read more

Vessel Traffic in Canada’s Pacific Region

Nuka Research conducted the base analysis for a detailed characterization of commercial vessel movements in western Canadian marine waters.  Using satellite AIS data from 2014-2016, the study portrays vessel movements and corresponding oil movements (both cargo and fuel) across nine passage lines and 10 ports.  Research was conducted to include barge movements, not otherwise tracked … Read more

Zone of No Save Analysis for the British Columbia Coast

Nuka Research was commissioned by Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping to analyze how the location and availability of Emergency Tow Vessels (ETVs) or rescue tugs might influence the potential for a disabled vessel to drift aground along the west coast of Canada. To do this, Nuka Research created a computer model to calculate … Read more