The OceanSmart program was developed to help commercial mariners reduce their environmental footprint. The program takes a three-pronged approach:
- Our Green Boating Guide offers environmentally friendly tips for mariners in areas such as cleaners, vessel maintenance, and waste management.
- Our Fuel Efficiency Guide identifies operation and design measures to make vessels more efficient.
- Providing the OceanSmart app mariners can use to quickly report spills or contamination to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard, and other relevant authorities. This helps shorten clean-up times by making responses faster and use of the available resources more efficient.
Megan Eadie leads this project. Please contact her for more information.