Maritime Spill Incident Intervention Policies and Approaches (MSIIPA)
Project Duration
Apr 2014 - Dec 2015

A Worldwide Review of Maritime Spill Incidents Intervention Policies and Approaches (MSIIPA) research project will examine critical time frames and desired interventions to prevent a full response effort as well as plans and protocols.  

The project will entail both an operational review of recent Canadian “near spill” incidents and the strategies/policies of a number of developed nations (i.e. UK, Sweden, Germany, and USA) respecting near spill incidence prevention, examining the causal failures that created near spill accidents and potentially costly pollution events.

A report on this subject will provide an inventory of options for Transport Canada to consider in establishing strategies to serve effectively in a multi-jurisdictional legal, regulatory, and policy environment.

Principal Investigator
Department / Specialization
WMU Adjunct Professor and Special Advisor for the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute
Project Officer
Department / Specialization
Associate Research Officer, Global Ocean Institute
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Senior Advisor