Green Marine brings a unique perspective and expertise to various research projects.
While Green Marine is not a consulting firm, its team has accepted in recent years to carry out certain research projects outside the environmental certification program’s immediate scope. The added value of the team lies in its ability to encourage voluntary participation from the maritime industry, its links with environmental organizations and the scientific community, and its extensive network.
The team collaborates on a project when the subject under study is directly related to environmental issues already addressed by Green Marine or, again, relates to an emerging issue that guides the development of the environmental certification program. The added value of the team lies in its ability to encourage voluntary participation from the maritime industry, its links with environmental groups and the scientific community, and its extensive network.
The study was conducted for the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers. It was carried out from December 2020 to May 2021. The report was delivered in July 2021 and made public in mid-September 2021. It focuses on the environmental issues prioritized by the GSGP and includes:
The report provides an overview of biofouling management and maintenance practices and technologies in Canadian waters, identifying the current and emerging practices and technologies concerning biofouling in Canada, including effectiveness, costs, barriers and challenges. The study also addresses the implementation, effectiveness and understanding of existing and emerging guidelines, standards, and/or legal requirements in Canada and internationally that affect the issue.
THE REPORT IS AVAILABLE FROM TRANSPORT CANADA
The study on social license was carried out for the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation.
THIS REPORT IS CONFIDENTIAL AND ONLY INTENDED FOR USE BY SLSMC
The study submitted by Green Marine provided a clear picture of current practices, impacts, technologies and available scientific data for each given issue to help develop adequate standards. The study was carried out for Transport Canada.
The Chamber of Marine Commerce contracted Green Marine to coordinate a water samplings project in the Great Lakes / St. Lawrence region. Water samples for pre-selected parameters at thirteen Port locations in Canada and the United States.
The objective of this project is to document specific water characteristics that can impact the effectiveness of different ballast water treatment systems in the unique environment of the Great Lakes hydrographic system.
STUDY CARRIED OUT AND SUBMITTED TO THE CCM.
Would you like to call on Green Marine for a research project or study? Contact us if the theme of your project is related to the issues addressed by Green Marine’s environmental certification program, or if it concerns an emerging issue that could lead to the development of a new performance indicator within the environmental certification program.