The research will focus on three study areas:
1. The Amundsen Gulf, is a shipping route bottleneck in the Arctic where potential conflicts between shipping and marine mammals are expected to increase;
2. SGaan Kinghlas-Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area (SKB-MPA), is a productive and sensitive ecosystem 180 km west of Haida Gwaii about which little is understood regarding shipping traffic and potential impacts; and
3. Salish Sea, is a heavily trafficked area in the south east of Canada’s Pacific Ocean,
which is facing increased vessel traffic due to port expansion.