Supporters

Green Marine Supporters encourage and support the sustainable development initiative undertaken by the marine industry. Green Marine’s relevance and credibility is reflected through these environmental groups, scientific research programs, and government departments/agencies that have endorsed and help shape the environmental program. A print-friendly PDF of the list of Green Marine members is available under the Resources tab of the website.

Environmental Groups

  • Canadian Wildlife Federation
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    The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all. Established in 1962, CWF is now one of the oldest and largest not-for-profit conservation organizations in Canada. CWF conducts its activities through a cooperative model, working with people, corporations, non-government organizations and governments to inspire collaboration in achieving wildlife conservation. CWF uses the best available science-based information to develop its policies, programs and communications. A recognized leader in both conservation science and education, CWF delivers programs that encourage Canadians to experience the great outdoors, to learn about our natural wonders and to take action toward a bright future for wildlife.

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  • Carbon War Room
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    The Carbon War Room is a global, independent non-profit organization based in the United States. It has developed a search tool, powered by Rightship’s Existing Vessel Design Index (EVDI), to provide a systematic, transparent means of comparing the relative theoretical efficiency and sustainability of an existing fleet by measuring a ship’s theoretical CO2 emissions per nautical mile travelled.

  • Clean Nova Scotia
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    Clean Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental environment organization created in 1988. It works for a clean climate and clean water. Clean Foundation focuses on critical ecological issues including energy & climate change, clean water, marine health, waste reduction, and youth education. Its work includes  practical on-the-ground programs, policy contributions, partnerships & strategic collaborations, and participatory, experiential education. For example, Clean Foundation’s Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up is Nova Scotia’s largest volunteer-driven community clean-up program, promoting litter clean-ups across the province. Its Ship-to-Shore program aims to engage Nova Scotian commercial fishers to address concerns regarding waste disposal practices at sea, and the lack of waste management resources at fishing harbours. To date, Ship-to-Shore has landed in over 130 fishing harbours. Clean is also sharing the program concept in other Atlantic Canadian provinces.

  • Conservation Council of New Brunswick
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    Conservation Council of New Brunswick is a non-profit organization that creates awareness of environmental problems and advances practical solutions through research, education and interventions.

  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
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    Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, it partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

  • Environmental Defense Fund
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    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a leading national nonprofit organization, links science, economics, law, and innovative partnerships to create transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems.  Its mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.  EDF helps port and shipping operators replace old, inefficient equipment and deploy zero- and low-emission technology by driving public and private funds to port areas that need it most.

  • Georgia Strait Alliance
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    Established in 1990, Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) is the only grassroots citizens’ organization focused on the protection and restoration of the Strait of Georgia – one of Canada’s most at-risk environments. GSA is also working to promote the sustainability of the strait, as well as its tributaries and communities. The organization is committed to a future for the region that has clean water and air for healthy salmon runs, abundant marine life, and sustainable development by the communities using the best available science, the precautionary principle, experience, traditional ecological knowledge, as well as taking into account community values.

  • Georgian Bay Forever
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    As a registered Canadian charity founded in 1995, Georgian Bay Forever is a community response to the growing need to protect, preserve and enhance the aquatic ecosystems of Georgian Bay and the environmentally sustainable quality of life its communities and visitors enjoy through public education and scientific research with accredited institutions.

  • International Secretariat for Water
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    The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) is an international, non-governmental organization created in 1990 whose mission is to promote access to drinking water, hygiene and sanitation for all, support local communities in choosing appropriate solutions, help build local governance that involves users, elected officials, technicians and financial backers, raise public awareness regarding the issues of basin-level integrated water management, promote regional alliances and support global networks.

  • Marine Mammal Observation Network (MOMN)
    logo Marine Mammal Observation Network (MOMN)

    The Marine Mammal Observation Network (MMON) is a not-for-profit marine mammal observation network based in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec. MMON has been working for the conservation and development of the St. Lawrence River and its marine life since 1998. Its integrated management approach involves the maritime industry’s various stakeholders in a coordinated effort to preserve marine ecosystems.

  • Nature Conservancy of Canada
    logo Nature Conservancy of Canada

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a not-for-profit NGO with a mission to protect the abundantly bio-diverse habitat and natural corridors in southern Quebec. NCC is actively involved with safeguarding the St. Lawrence River ecosystem by conserving more than 3,800 hectares (9,390 acres) of natural habitat on the waterway’s shorelines and islands. NCC fulfils an important role by acquiring, overseeing, restoring and improving ecologically vital properties.

  • Nature Québec
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    The ONE DROP Foundation is an initiative of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté. The Foundation’s prime mandate is to raise awareness, among individuals and communities, of water-related issues to convince them to mobilize for universal access to water, in sufficient quantities, and urge them to adopt sound habits for managing this precious resource for future generations.

  • Ohio Clean Marinas
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    The Ohio Clean Marinas Program is a proactive partnership designed to encourage marinas and boaters to use simple but innovative solutions to keep Ohio’s coastal and inland waterway resources clean. The program helps marina and boating operators to protect the clean water and fresh air that provide their livelihood. The program strengthens environmental stewardship by making marinas and boaters more aware of environmental laws, rules and jurisdictions, and by encouraging as many marinas as possible to follow best management practices to be designated as a Clean Marina. The benefits for a certified Clean Marina include public recognition for an enhanced image, the membership interest of conscientious boaters, possible financial incentives and compliance assistance and, most importantly, improved water quality and wildlife habitat.

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  • One Drop
    logo One Drop

    The ONE DROP Foundation is an initiative of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté. The Foundation’s prime mandate is to raise awareness, among individuals and communities, of water-related issues to convince them to mobilize for universal access to water, in sufficient quantities, and urge them to adopt sound habits for managing this precious resource for future generations.

  • Pacific Salmon Foundation
    logo Pacific Salmon Foundation

    Established in 1987, the Pacific Salmon Foundation is a federally incorporated non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their natural habitat in British Columbia and Yukon. Operating independently from government, it facilitates dialogue and undertakes positive initiatives in support of Pacific salmon amongst all levels of government, including First Nations, as well as industry, communities, individual volunteers, and all fishing interests.

  • Point Blue
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    Point Blue advances conservation of birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships and outreach.  Our highest priority is to reduce the impacts of habitat loss, climate change, and other environmental threats while promoting nature-based solutions for wildlife and people, on land and at sea.

  • Pollution Probe
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    Pollution Probe is a national charitable environmental organization that exists to improve the health and well-being of Canadians by advancing policy that achieves positive, tangible environmental change. Since 1969, Pollution Probe has been defining environmental problems through research, promoting understanding through education and pressing for practical solutions through advocacy. Pollution Probe has a proven track record of working in partnership with industry and government to develop practical solutions to environmental challenges.

  • Save The Bay
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    Founded in 1970, Save The Bay® – Narragansett Bay is a member-supported non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving Narragansett Bay and its 1,705-square-miled watershed. Through its advocacy, habitat restoration, and education efforts Save The Bay aspires to realize its vision of a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to all.

  • Sedna Foundation
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    The SEDNA Foundation is an organization with an environmental, educational and scientific mission.  Jean Lemire is a filmmaker and biologist who is known to many for his Antarctic expedition on board the SEDNA IV oceanographic vessel, during which he and his team provided viewers with daily reports on the devastating effects of climate change on the Antarctic peninsula.

  • South Shore Clean Cities
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    South Shore Clean Cities – headquartered in St. John, Indiana — is a nonprofit organization managed by Legacy Environmental Services, Inc., an Indiana Certified Women’s Business Enterprise. Designated as the 71st Clean Cities coalition on June 15, 1999, South Shore Clean Cities is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s more than 75 Clean Cities coalitions. The organizations support the nation’s energy and economic security by building partnerships to advance affordable domestic transportation fuels, energy efficient mobility systems and other fuel-saving technologies and practices. The coalitions achieve this in a number of ways, including the advancement of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles and sustainable vehicle technologies such as electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure. The efforts reduce the nation’s dependence on imported oil, improve air quality, support local jobs, drive economic development and promote improved quality of life.

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  • Stratégies Saint-Laurent
    logo Stratégies Saint-Laurent

    The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) is an international, non-governmental organization created in 1990 whose mission is to promote access to drinking water, hygiene and sanitation for all, support local communities in choosing appropriate solutions, help build local governance that involves users, elected officials, technicians and financial backers, raise public awareness regarding the issues of basin-level integrated water management, promote regional alliances and support global networks.

  • Waterfront Alliance
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    The Waterfront Alliance inspires and effects resilient coastlines accessible to all communities. The Waterfront Alliance began as a project of The Municipal Art Society of New York. It became an independent organization in 2007 when a group of leading activists, businesses, foundations and civic organizations came together with the goal of making the New York and New Jersey Harbor a shared resource for all. Since then, the Waterfront Alliance has grown into a coalition of more than 1,000 organizations working together to achieve real change to the region’s waterways and 700 miles (1,126 kilometres) of shoreline. In 2018, the Waterfront Alliance stepped into a new and critical leadership role to define the New York and New Jersey Harbor’s response to sea level rise and coastal storms.

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  • World Wildlife Fund Canada
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    WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is Canada’s largest international conservation organization with the active support of more than 150,000 Canadians. It connect the power of a strong global network to on-the-ground conservation efforts across Canada, with offices in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, St. John’s, and a growing presence in the Arctic. Its mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and, promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

Governments

  • Ministère des Transports du Québec
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  • CEGRIM
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    CEGRIM, a centre specializing in the expert management of maritime incident risks, was created by the Quebec government to put tools and best practices in place for spill prevention but also planning, response and recovery in the event of a hazardous materials spill in the St. Lawrence River. CEGIM’s expertise is in addition to the support offered by the Public Security Ministry to municipal authorities when developing civil protection plans.

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
    logo Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    logo Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States
    logo Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States

    The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the National Port Authorities of all 35 sovereign nations of the Americas. It promotes the development of competitive, sustainable and secure ports in the Western Hemisphere by actively facilitating cooperation between the highest governmental levels and the private sector. To date, CIP has more than 40 private sector firms and institutions as associate members. Its mission to promote sustainable port management practices, competitiveness and logistics maintains the protection of the marine environment as an important priority. CIP also deals with legislative and regulatory changes, corporate social responsibilities, security concerns, onshore tourism and passenger-related services, as well as gender equality matters.

  • Ministry of Transportation of Ontario
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  • Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les Changements climatiques du Québec
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  • Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec
    logo Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec
  • Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec
    logo Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec
  • New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government
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  • Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
    logo Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment supports the economic, social and environmental sustainability of municipalities, communities and regions through the delivery of effective programs, services and support. The department assists municipalities in meeting their infrastructure needs. It helps to provide the financial and administrative tools to support the development of regional cooperation, community capacity, and sound municipal governance. The department is responsible for emergency preparedness and response, as well as provincial coordination of fire protection and prevention services. It is also responsible for environmental protection and enhancement by implementing water resource and pollution prevention policies and regulations, as well as coordinating environmental impact assessments of proposed development projects and managing affected sites.

  • Nova Scotia Environment
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    The Nova Scotia Department of the Environment is responsible for delivering effective and efficient regulatory management for the protection of the environment. The department develops programs and delivers services to enhance the protection of the environment, as well as human and animal health. The staff develop legislation, regulations and policies based on sound scientific knowledge and expertise. They educate the public, as well as inspect and enforce regulations to ensure compliance. They also proactively respond to environmental, human and animal health risks.

  • Port Edward Harbour Authority
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    The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment supports the economic, social and environmental sustainability of municipalities, communities and regions through the delivery of effective programs, services and support. The department assists municipalities in meeting their infrastructure needs. It helps to provide the financial and administrative tools to support the development of regional cooperation, community capacity, and sound municipal governance. The department is responsible for emergency preparedness and response, as well as provincial coordination of fire protection and prevention services. It is also responsible for environmental protection and enhancement by implementing water resource and pollution prevention policies and regulations, as well as coordinating environmental impact assessments of proposed development projects and managing affected sites.

  • Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
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    The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is an air-quality management agency serving King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties in Washington State. Created as a result of the 1967 Washington Clean Air Act, the agency protects public health by adopting and enforcing air quality regulations, educating individuals and businesses about clean-air choices, and sponsoring voluntary initiatives to improve air quality.

  • Transport Canada
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  • Washington State Department of Commerce
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    The Department of Commerce is a Washington State government agency that relates to every aspect of community and economic development. The maritime industry is one of the department’s key sectors of focus, rooted as it is in the historic strength of the state’s natural resources, strategic location and excellent transportation connections to provide efficient access to global markets. The maritime sector contributes $37.6 billion in revenue to the state’s economy, and directly employs nearly 69,500 people. Commerce strives to work with industry stakeholders, as well as within government, to set the course for sustainable maritime industry innovation. Spearheaded by Commerce, the Washington Maritime BLUE 2050 strategy is set to ensure that Washington State is the home of the most sustainable maritime industry within the next few decades.

  • Washington State Department of Ecology
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    The Washington Department of Ecology has the mission is to protect Washington State’s environment, public health and safety through a comprehensive Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response Program. The program works with communities, industry, state and federal agencies, tribes and other partners to prevent and prepare for oil spills. The program also responds to oil and hazardous-material spills 24/7 from six offices located throughout the state, and works to assess and restore environmental damage resulting from spills.

Research, education and conservation

  • Anthropocene Institute - Protected Seas
    logo Anthropocene Institute - Protected Seas

    Anthropocene Institute – Protected Seas works to encourage sustainable, long-term solutions to ocean issues through innovative technology projects. The Marine Protected Area (MPA) mapping project, a public-private partnership with the NOAA MPA Center, is establishing the most comprehensive source for identifying place-based protections on marine extraction and delivering that to boaters through free online tools and partnerships with electronic charting providers. To help monitor and enforce MPAs, Protected Seas has a Marine Monitor (M2) system that leverages low-cost, commercial marine radar technology to provide 24/7 coverage of near-shore MPAs using customized software. For more information on these and other projects, visit ProtectedSeas.net

  • BC-SMART
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    Established in 2019, BC-SMART (a.k.a. British Columbia – Sustainable Marine, Aviation, Rail and Trucking) is a consortium of industry, provincial government and academic stakeholders committed to decarbonizing long-distance transport in British Columbia and beyond. BC-SMART works towards this goal by encouraging the production and use of low carbon intensive transport fuels, primarily drop-in biofuels. One of its approaches is to spur the formation of a coalition of the willing that includes key industry, government and university stakeholders. The BC-SMART Secretariat is supported by the BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.

  • CPEQ
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    The Conseil Patronal de l’Environnement du Québec (CPEQ) is an organization of key industry/business representatives and sector-based business associations whose activities have potential environmental impacts and who are, therefore, concerned with environmental and sustainable development issues. In its letter of support, the CPEQ welcomes the existence of an environmental program in which participants take concrete action to minimize their activities’ environmental impacts and strive to improve their environmental performance on an ongoing basis.

  • Canada’s Ocean Supercluster
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    Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is an industry-led transformative cluster model that is driving cross-sectoral collaboration, accelerating innovation, and growing Canada’s ocean economy in a way that has never been done before. Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is guided by the shared vision of leaders in fisheries, aquaculture, offshore resources, transportation, marine renewables, defence, bio resources, and ocean technologies to leverage our strengths to solve ocean challenges together. By matching industry investment, and facilitating collaboration and close alignment with the ecosystem, academia, science, indigenous communities, and government, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is activating game-changing projects and advancing Canada’s position as a global leader in ocean.

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  • Canadian Water Resources Association
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    The Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) is a national registered charity comprised of members from the public, private and academic sectors committed to promoting responsible, innovative and effective water resources management.

    Formed in 1947 as the Western Canada Reclamation Association, CWRA is currently the only national organization addressing all water resources issues across all regions of Canada. The association offers a range of programs and services focused on professional development, as well as provides expert advice, educational resources and positive collaboration.

  • Canadian Whale Institute
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    The Canadian Whale Institute (CWI) was formed in 1997 to increase awareness of the North Atlantic right whale, one of the world’s most endangered large whales. CWI promotes stewardship with mariners to reduce the two major factors affecting the whale’s recovery: vessel strikes and entanglement in commercial fishing gear.  Its education, research and conservation projects are focused in Canadian waters, including the Bay of Fundy, the Scotian Shelf and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It strives to increase marine mammal awareness through directed programs involving the marine industry, governments and the public. The involvement of the Canadian Whale Institute in research and conservation has played a major role in the ongoing recovery efforts for the North Atlantic right whale in Canadian waters.

  • Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology
    logo Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology

    The Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology is dedicated to building a world-renowned marine industry through specific training within educational programs that can be shared throughout the community and technical college system. Its goals include the development of a highly skilled workforce, and to continually advance industry processes and practices through outreach and collaboration. The center is located at Skagit Valley College in Anacortes, Washington.

  • Centre for Marine Training and Research (Georgian College)
    logo Centre for Marine Training and Research (Georgian College)

    In partnership with the marine industry, the Georgian College Centre for Marine Training and Research (CMTR) delivers internationally recognized marine training and certification through excellence in continuing education.  It provides the marine industry with competent current and future leaders – the best marine officers and ratings at sea.  The CMTR pursues innovative applied Marine Simulation Technology research initiatives by seeking partnerships and collaboration, and providing world class technical and human resources to the Canadian and International maritime industry.

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  • Clear Seas
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    Clear Seas is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides impartial and evidence-based research to inform the public and policy makers about marine shipping in Canada, including risks, mitigation measures and best practices for safe and sustainable marine shipping. Clear Seas’ vision for safe and sustainable shipping is holistic, encompassing environmental, social and economic impacts of the shipping industry. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Clear Seas was officially launched in 2014 to be a leading source of independent, fact-based information on safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada. Clear Seas was established in Canada after discussions with the marine shipping sector, port authorities, First Nations, non-governmental organizations, coastal communities, and other stakeholders concerned about marine shipping risks, prevention, preparedness, and response strategies along Canada’s coastlines and waterways.

  • ECO Canada
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    ECO Canada serves as a steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across industries. The organization acts as a strategic workforce solutions partner to industries, academia and existing practitioners. It champions full career spans with its involvement in extensive labour market research, innovative job creation, wage funding and specialized training.

    Aiming to promote and drive responsible, sustainable economic growth that makes certain that environmental best practices remain prioritized, ECO Canada challenges the status quo by working in partnership with key stakeholders. They include policymakers, government agency representatives, current professionals, potential employers, along with the academic community and students.

    ECO Canada has established itself as the go-to source for the environmental labour market with research that provides detailed statistics and unmatched analysis on economic and labour trends that identify workforce gaps, as well as innovative strategies to address them.

  • EcoMaris
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    To protect the St-Lawrence we must first experience it. ÉcoMaris, a non-profit organization, aims to increase environmental awareness and education in the maritime sector through concrete nautical projects on board its traditional sailing ship. ÉcoMaris works with communities, businesses and governments to provide opportunities for youth and corporate participants to learn about the maritime industry, to discover the different marine ecosystems and to actively contribute to its conservation.

  • Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute
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    The Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, a University of Wisconsin – Superior and University of Minnesota Duluth consortium, supports sustainable maritime commerce on the Great Lakes through applied research. It brings together the strengths of the two host universities, along with the research capabilities of other Great Lakes Universities. Established in 2004, the Institute has been designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration as the National Maritime Enhancement Institute for the Great Lakes.

  • Great Waters Research Collaborative
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    The Great Waters Research Collaborative (GWRC) is an initiative of the Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, which is devoted to objective, third-party research in support of sustainable industrial, commercial and public use of U.S. waterways, especially in terms of green shipping. The GWRC has comprehensive research capacity for providing maritime-related environmental research services. The team is comprised of experienced researchers with diverse expertise from LSRI, the Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, as well as AMI Consulting Engineers. GWRC’s primary focus is on preventing new introductions of invasive species through ballast water in the Great Lakes and elsewhere.

  • Human Resources Sectorial Committee of the Maritime Industry
    logo Human Resources Sectorial Committee of the Maritime Industry

    Founded in 2001 and mandated to review, build consensuses and take action, the Human Resources Sectorial Committee of the Maritime Industry (CSMOIM) is an organization composed of employer and employee representatives. CSMOIM works to promote the interests of Québec’s marine industry, developing human resources by carrying out projects aimed at training, human resources management, sectorial knowledge and planning for the new generation of workers.

  • IMarEST
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    IMarEST is The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, an international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. IMarEST is the first organization to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multidisciplinary professional association.

    The largest marine organization of its kind, IMarEST has a worldwide membership exceeding 18,000 in more than 120 countries. A registered charity, it provides different levels of membership, from Chartered or Professional Recognition status to an entry for individuals just starting out in their career or embarking on this realm for their education.

    IMarEST’s purpose is to work within the global marine community to promote the development of marine engineering, science and technology, by providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and by upholding the status, knowledge and standards of marine professionals worldwide.

  • INREST
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    INREST (L’Institut nordique de recherche en environnement et en santé au travail) is a Nordic institute with the mission to carry out research on environmental and health issues within the workplace in northeastern Quebec. Created in 2013, it is an independent corporate entity associated with Cégep de Sept-Îles through a management agreement with the college. INREST has several objectives, most notably to encourage and support innovative projects that take into account the need for sustainable development, to provide scientific backing for sound business and work-related decision-making, to connect researchers involved in environment/health issues in Northern workplaces, and to make their research activities and findings better known to more of the public.

  • Nets for Net Zero
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    Nets for Net Zero is a new Canadian non-profit organization working to clear ghost fishing gear from the ocean and repurpose it as part of a transparent circular economic system. An estimated 64,000 tonnes of fishing nets are lost or discarded in oceans annually, often entangling marine life. Nets for Net Zero is building a network for environmental organizations and the for-profit sector to work together in finding solutions for the ghost fishing gear problem in Canadian waters and beyond. The solutions put forward by Nets for Net Zero include research and technology investments, circular economy advocacy, circular materials networking, as well as supply chain consulting.

  • Northwest Community College
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    Northwest Community College (NWCC) is an accredited post-secondary institution that serves the vibrant and diverse communities of northwest British Columbia. Established in 1975 in Terrace, B.C., NWCC has expanded to nine regional campuses serving 34 communities. The college provides students with innovative programs leading to sustainable careers. NWCC is in the process of formally establishing the School of Marine and Coastal Studies, which will be based at the Prince Rupert campus to serve the needs of coastal communities from Stewart in the north to Hartley Bay in the south and from Kitimat westward to Haida Gwaii.

  • Ocean Exchange
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    The Ocean Exchange is an international platform to accelerate the adoption across industries of solutions that positively affect the environment, economies, and health, while respecting cultures around the world. The Ocean Exchange is the intersection where organizations from around the world advance and promote their cutting-edge solutions and innovations in materials, devices, processes and systems. It has created the knowledge-based catalyst for organizations to achieve corporate social responsibility goals. By connecting innovators and organizations, The Ocean Exchange empowers the successful application of solutions for the greater good.

  • Ocean Frontier Institute
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    The Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) was established in September 2016 through a partnership led by Dalhousie University, Memorial University and the University of Prince Edward Island. An international hub for ocean research, OFI brings together experts from both sides of the North Atlantic to explore the vast potential of the ocean.

  • Ocean Networks Canada
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    Ocean Networks Canada, an initiative of the University of Victoria, operates the world’s most advanced cabled ocean observatories off the coast of British Columbia and in the Canadian Arctic. Ocean Networks Canada has recently launched the Smart Oceans Systems,™ a program that harnesses science and research with its world-leading technology to deliver both data and data management and archival products to improve marine and public safety, as well as the environmental monitoring of Canada’s coastal and offshore ocean areas.

  • Ocean School
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    Ocean School is an innovative educational and public engagement initiative that uses creative learning and storytelling techniques to foster ocean literacy. Jointly launched by Dalhousie University and the National Film Board of Canada, its mission is to provide the next generation of citizenry with the knowledge and tools to understand how vital oceans are to human and other life and people’s impacts on these vast bodies of water.

  • Ocean Wise (Vancouver Aquarium)
    logo Ocean Wise (Vancouver Aquarium)

    Ocean Wise is a global ocean conservation organization focused on protecting and restoring our world’s oceans. Building on the roots of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, which started as a community-based not-for-profit organization, Ocean Wise aims to inspire people in every corner of the planet to participate in creating healthy oceans. Through engagement, education, direct action and research, Ocean Wise is working towards a future where our oceans will once again thrive.

  • Plastic Oceans Foundation Canada
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    Plastic Oceans Foundation Canada (POC) was established after the release of the critically acclaimed A Plastic Ocean documentary to eradicate plastic pollution from the nation’s waterways. Focusing primarily on education, POC Canada has worked with like-minded organizations to elevate social consciousness about the impacts of waste plastic on waterways. With this matter now reaching critical mass in terms of awareness and numerous countries announcing a state of environmental emergency, POF Canada has transitioned to delivering a variety of solution-based programs. POF Canada offers governments, businesses and individuals the tools to succeed through a multitiered systematic approach that includes partnerships, guidance, facilitation, reduction, local processing and continuing education.

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  • Promotion Saguenay
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    The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences is a non-government, non-profit organization established in 1994 as a unique community partnership involving government, business, industry, and the Mohawks of Akwesasne. Its mandate focuses on environmental research, education, and community action on the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes basin. Located in the heart of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the River Institute undertakes research that contributes to the scientific foundation of how large river ecosystems and their components function. Working partnerships with universities, governments, industry, academia, and communities allow the Institute to addresses local, national and international needs.

  • Quebec Maritime Network
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    Launched in May 2016 in the wake of Quebec’s first Maritime Strategy, the Quebec Maritime Network is a major societal project aimed at federating research and fostering collaborations regarding all issues related to sustainable maritime development. All Quebec universities, colleges, technology transfer centres, research centres, government and community organizations and industries working in the maritime field are institutional members. The Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec and the Fonds de recherche du Québec are financial partners, while the Université du Québec à Rimouski is the network’s managing institution.

  • Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue
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    Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) is a volunteer, community-based organization that operates from 33 marine rescue stations along the British Columbia coast and interior. From Vancouver’s busy harbour to the remote waters of the North Coast, RCMSAR volunteer crews are on call 24/7 all 365 days a year to respond to marine emergencies. RCMSAR is a key member of the marine search and rescue system, operating in one of the world’s most challenging search and rescue regions. RCMSAR volunteers stand ready to leave their jobs and their families on a moment’s notice to help people in trouble on the water – no matter how foul the weather or rough the seas. Crews are highly trained and equipped with specialized rescue vessels designed for the challenges of the West Coast and respond hundreds of times to handle nearly one-third of all the marine emergencies in the region annually.

  • Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park
    logo Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park

    Recognizing the need to protect the environment, fauna, flora and natural resources of a key part of the Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence Estuary, the governments of Canada and Quebec have created with the public’s support the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Its mission is to enhance for the benefit of current and future generations the level of protection for ecosystem conservation, while promoting educational, recreational and scientific activities. The activities carried out in the marine park are framed with a view to sustainable use. Regional stakeholders are also involved in achieving the marine park’s objectives. The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park protects a marine region with exceptional animal and plant diversity: from microscopic algae to the gigantic blue whale, more than 1,600 wild species have been observed there.

  • Seattle Aquarium
    logo Seattle Aquarium

    The Seattle Aquarium is the ninth largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and among the top five paid visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region. The aquarium engages its mission of “inspiring conservation of our marine environment” in part through a commitment to operational sustainability. Recent accomplishments include the largest solar array on any West Coast aquarium and a 20% reduction in its carbon footprint when it completes eight energy-saving upgrades by early 2015.

  • Société de promotion économique de Rimouski
    logo Société de promotion économique de Rimouski

    The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences is a non-government, non-profit organization established in 1994 as a unique community partnership involving government, business, industry, and the Mohawks of Akwesasne. Its mandate focuses on environmental research, education, and community action on the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes basin. Located in the heart of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the River Institute undertakes research that contributes to the scientific foundation of how large river ecosystems and their components function. Working partnerships with universities, governments, industry, academia, and communities allow the Institute to addresses local, national and international needs.

  • St. Lawrence Global Observatory
    logo St. Lawrence Global Observatory

    The St. Lawrence Global Observatory is a non-profit organization bringing together a network of scientists, observers, modellers and managers from universities, research organizations, provincial and federal departments, environmental and community groups and the industry. SLGO’s mission is to promote the sharing and pooling of scientific information on the St. Lawrence ecosystem.

  • St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
    logo St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

    The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences is a non-government, non-profit organization established in 1994 as a unique community partnership involving government, business, industry, and the Mohawks of Akwesasne. Its mandate focuses on environmental research, education, and community action on the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes basin. Located in the heart of the St. Lawrence Seaway, the River Institute undertakes research that contributes to the scientific foundation of how large river ecosystems and their components function. Working partnerships with universities, governments, industry, academia, and communities allow the Institute to addresses local, national and international needs.

  • Technopole Maritime du Québec
    logo Technopole Maritime du Québec

    The main objective of Technopole Maritime du Québec is to accelerate the development of Quebec’s marine science, technology and biotechnology sectors by promoting their resources and expertise nationally and internationally, while providing value-added services to its members as well as support for priority long-term projects.

  • Upcycle the Gyres Society - UpGyres-
    logo Upcycle the Gyres Society - UpGyres-

    Not-for-profit UpGyres is working to re-establish a healthy marine environment for people and the planet. The organization strives to stop plastic waste from polluting water and other environments, and to recuperate the resources in waste plastic to productively recycle back into the economy. UpGyres focuses on preventing macro-plastics (namely single-use disposable packaging) along with micro-plastics and micro-textiles from entering water. Find out more at the organization’s website. UpGyres is also spearheading the Plastika Reparabilis Challenge 2018-2020 to foster the most forward-thinking projects to recover and reuse plastic waste. Visit the platform to sponsor or enter the challenge.

Municipalities

  • Board of Harbor Commissioners of the City of Milwaukee
  • City of Bécancour
  • City of Calixa-Lavallée
  • City of Contrecoeur
  • City of Longueuil
  • City of Matane
  • City of Montréal
  • City of Montréal-Est
  • City of Port-Cartier
  • City of Prince Rupert
    logo City of Prince Rupert

    Prince Rupert and its approximately 12,000 residents are located 885 kilometres (550 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia. Set against a spectacular backdrop of mountains and sea, the city is home to North America’s deepest natural harbour and the closest bulk and container facility to Asia. The magnificent ice-free harbour extends for 22.5 kilometres (14 miles) and remains ice-free year-round. It is one of the world’s deepest natural harbours.

  • City of Québec
  • City of Saint-Amable
  • City of Sept-Îles
  • City of Varennes
  • Communauté métropolitaine de Québec
  • District of Port Edward
    logo District of Port Edward

    Port Edward is a small port community in British Columbia, south of Prince Rupert, and west of Terrace. The district consists of approximately 18,387 hectares (45,435 acres), bordered by the Skeena River, Inverness Passage, and mountains north of Highway 16. It is accessible by road and by water.

  • Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
    logo Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

    The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is a coalition of mayors and local representatives of more than 70 cities and municipalities working to protect, restore and promote the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River basin.

  • Marguerite-D’Youville MRC
Summer 2021
  • The zero-emission challenge
  • New! The North Atlantic Advisory Committee
  • Satellite whale tracking

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