Research and Publications

Cominelli, S., Devillers, R., Yurk, H., MacGillivray, A., McWhinnie, L., and Cannesa, R., (2018). Noise exposure from commercial shipping for the Southern Resident Killer Whale Population. Marine Pollution (Accepted and in final review).


McWhinnie, L. H., Halliday, W. D., Insley, S. J., Hilliard, C., & Canessa, R. R. (2018). Vessel traffic in the Canadian Arctic: Management solutions for minimizing impacts on whales in a changing northern region. Ocean & Coastal Management, 160, 1-17.


Newell, R., and Canessa, R. (2018). From sense of place to visualization of place: examining people-place relationships for insight on developing geovisualizations. Heliyon, 4,(2), 1-37.


Newell, R., Canessa, R., and Sharma, T. (2017). Visualizing our options for coastal places: Exploring realistic immersive geovisualizations as tools for inclusive approaches to coastal planning and management. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 290.


Newell, R., and Canessa, R. (2017). Picturing a place by the sea: Geovisualizations as place-based tools for collaborative coastal management. Ocean & Coastal Management, 141, 29-42.


Newell, R., Canessa, R., and Sharma, T. (2017). Modelling both the space and place of coastal environments: Exploring an approach for developing realistic geovisualizations of coastal places. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 87.


McWhinnie, L., Smallshaw, L., Serra Sogas, N., O'Hara, P. D., and Canessa, R. (2017). The grand challenges in researching marine noise pollution from vessels: A horizon scan for 2017 Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 31.


McWhinnie, L., and Gormley, K. (2017). Geoinformatic applications in marine management.In D. Bartlett and L. Celliers, Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management, (pp. 175-201). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.


Newell, R., and Canessa, R. (2015). Seeing, believing, and feeling: The relationship between sense of place and geovisualization research. Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, 6, 15–30.


Canessa, R., Newell, R., and Brandon, C. (2015). Uncovering the Oceans through MarineScape geovisualizations.In D. Wright, Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions, (pp. 243-246). Redlands, CA: Esri.


Serra-Sogas, N., Blazey, S., Canessa, R., O'Hara, P., and Bertazzon, S. (2012). Oil in Canadian waters: Identifying significant ecological areas vulnerable to chronic oil pollution in Canada's coasts.In Proceedings of the 35th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response, Environment Canada. Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON, 852-867.
Gray, D. L., Canessa, R. R., Keller, C. P., Dearden, P., and Rollins, R. B. (2011). Spatial characterization of marine recreational boating: Exploring the use of an on-the-water questionnaire for a case study in the Pacific Northwest. Marine Policy, 35(3), 286-298.


Gray, D. L., Canessa, R. R., Rollins, R. B., Dearden, P., and Keller, C. P. (2010). Understanding recreational boater attitudes to zoning in a proposed marine protected area. Coastal Management, 38(6), 575-597.  


Gray, D. L., Canessa, R., Rollins, R., Keller, C. P., and Dearden, P. (2010). Incorporating recreational users into marine protected area planning: a study of recreational boating in British Columbia, Canada. Environmental management, 46(2), 167-180.  


Canessa, R. (2008). Seascape geovisualization for marine planning. Geomatica, 62(4), 375–392.


Serra-Sogas, N., O’Hara, P., Canessa, R., Keller, P., and Pelot, R. (2008). Visualization of spatial patterns and temporal trends for aerial surveillance of illegal oil discharges in western Canadian marine waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56(5), 825-833.


Canessa, R., Butler, M., Leblanc, C., Stewart, C., and Howes, D. (2007). Canadian practice and innovation in spatial information management for integrated coastal and ocean management. Coastal Management Journal 35(1), 105-142.


Marven, C., Keller, C. P., and Canessa, R. (2007). Exploratory spatial data analysis to support maritime search and rescue planning. In J. Li, S. Zlatanova, and A. Fabbri (eds.), Geomatics Solutions for Disaster Management, Lecture Notes in Geoinformatics and Cartography. Berlin: Springer Verlag.