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

West Coast Spill Response Study for British Columbia

The Government of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Environment, contracted Nuka Research to follow up on a series of 2013 studies with a worldwide scan of leading practices for oil spill prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.  CLIENT: British Columbia Ministry of Environment PROJECT DATES:  October 2015

West Coast Spill Response Study for British Columbia

The Government of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Environment, contracted Nuka Research to complete a three-volume study to help them to understand and evaluate preparedness for marine oil spills along the west coast. We published three reports: Volume 1 – Gap Analysis. We conducted a gap analysis, using qualitative evaluations and quantitative modeling tools … Read more