Université du Québec à Rimouski-Institut des Sciences de la mer de Rimouski

Short Name: UQAR
Country: Canada
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Description

Université du Québec à Rimouski-Institut des Sciences de la mer de Rimouski (University du Québec à Rimouski) is one of the 10 autonomous institutions of the University of Québec network, the largest university network in Canada. Marine Science is a priority axis of development. Its marine science institute ISMER (Institut des Sciences de la mer de Rimouski) has expertise in 4 departments in natural, engineering and social science, UQAR has a strong capacity and plays a leadership role at the national and international levels. From the foundation of the university in 1969 to now, UQAR has built the infrastructures required to support research on issues related to the great St. Lawrence river to the Atlantic Ocean and up in the arctic. A unique asset is the R.V. Coriolis II, a 50m oceanographic vessel that can safely and competently complete voyages in Canadian and international waters. The vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art systems and scientific equipment for research in oceanography (biology, chemistry, physics and geology).

Role

UQAR are involved in WP2 Transnational Access.
Access to Research Vessels and related infrastructure: RV Coriolis II [Regional].
UQAR is the owner of the R.V. Coriolis II and the scientific equipment. UQAR has created a non-for-profit organization REFORMAR (www.reformar.ca) for the operation of the Coriolis II. The board of directors of REFORMAR is chaired by the director of ISMER who is the organization project lead in this project. UQAR-ISMER supports national and international collaborations and works actively to facilitate access to research platforms such as the R.V. Coriolis II for research teams in the large scientific communities in marine science. UQAR-ISMER provides technical support both for maintenance of scientific equipment and for operation at-sea.

UQAR will also undertake activities in WP1 Project Management and WP5 Stakeholder Engagement.

Modality of access: The RV Coriolis II normally operates in Canada and North Atlantic between April and December of each year. Proposals received during the season will be fitted as best as possible within the available windows.
Support offered: Collaboration with Canadian users that have worked on-board the Coriolis before may be arranged if required.
Outreach to new users: UQAR-ISMER will publicize the Eurofleets+ programme via their website and emails as well as the sharepoint website of ORCA (Oceans Research in Canada Alliance) therefore reaching all the scientific community in Canada in the public, private and not-for-profit organisations involved in marine and ocean science in Canada. UQAR-ISMER will as well publicize Eurofleets+ within its large network of collaboration at the international levels. International collaborations are being greatly encouraged and supported. Marine and Ocean Science is a priority in Canada. Eurofleets+ program will facilitate access and sharing of platforms therefore responding to a need strongly expressed by the scientific community.

Relevant Publications

  • Alfonso Mucci, Michel Starr, Denis Gilbert and Bjorn Sundby (2011), Acidification of Lower St. Lawrence Estuary Bottom Waters, ATMOSPHERE-OCEAN 49 (3), 206–218

  • Belzile, M., P. S. Galbraith, and D. Bourgault (2016), Water renewals in the Saguenay Fjord, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 638–657, doi:10.1002/2015JC011085.

  • Ashley Dinauer and Alfonso Mucci (2017), Spatial variability in surface-water pCO2 and gas exchange in the world’s largest semi-enclosed estuarine system: St. Lawrence Estuary (Canada), Biogeosciences, 14, 3221–3237, 2017

  • José I. Isola, Alejandro A. Tassone, Federico D. Esteban, Roberto A. Violante, Miguel J.F. Haller, Guillaume ST-Onge (2017), SISMOESTRATIGRAFÍA Y EVOLUCIÓN CENOZOICA DE UN SECTOR DE LAS TERRAZAS NÁGERA Y PERITO MORENO, MARGEN CONTINENTAL PATAGÓNICO, LATIN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTOLOGY AND BASIN ANALYSIS | VOLUME 24 (1) 2017, 45-59

  • Patrick LAJEUNESSE, Guillaume ST-ONGE, Jacques LOCAT, Mathieu J. DUCHESNE, Michael D. HIGGINS, Richard SANFAC_ON, and Joseph ORTIZ (2013), The Corossol structure: A possible impact crater on the seafloor of the northwestern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Eastern Canada, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, Nr 12, 2542–2558 (2013)

Address

310 Allée des Ursulines, Rimouski, QC G5L 2Z9, Canada