Several members of Québec-Océan hold research chairs, including one Canada Excellence Research Chair, five Canada Research Chairs, one Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Chair and a Research Chair from the ministère des ressources naturelles et de la faune du Québec (MRNF).
Gwénaëlle Chaillou (UQAR)
Since June 2011
Canada Research Chair in the Geochemistry of Coastal Hydrogeosystems
Characterizing and quantifying subterranean geochemical transformations occurring between coastal groundwater bodies and oceans. The Chair will contribute to predict the manner in which global environmental change will influence northern coastal hydrogeosystems and ecosystems depending on them.
Guillaume St-Onge (UQAR)
Since November 2011
Canada Research Chair in marine geology
Studying the seabed and its sediments, using cutting-edge technology, like sediment cores, multibeam sounder and numerical modeling. The Chair will help in understanding natural risks, natural climate variability, and geological history to finally contribute to the adaptation to global change.
Pascal Sirois (UQAC)
Since April 2010
MRNF Research Chair on Exploited Aquatic Species
Monitoring exploited populations (trout, alosa, landlocked salmon, rainbow smelt) and exploitation of the resource. Preservation, restoration and development of faunal habitats and support to exploited faunal populations. The main objective of Chair of Research program is to specifically provide information required for the management of Quebec’s exploited aquatic species, and simultaneously, insuring the specialists training.
Marcel Babin (U. Laval)
Since May 2010
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada's New Arctic Frontier
Study of the Arctic marine environment using various observing technologies (satellite), computer models and powerful tools to analyze and archive vast amounts of data.
Louis Fortier (U. Laval)
Since March 2004
Canada Research Chair on the Response of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change
Studying ecological relationships between animal plankton and pack ice with a view to predicting effects of current global warming on productivity of Arctic ecosystems. Develop strategies for adapting to climate change and thus ensuring sustainable fishing for new resources in the Arctic.
Louis Bernatchez (U. Laval)
Since September 2001
Canada Research Chair in Genetic Conservation of Aquatic Resources
Study of the genetic diversity of fish to better manage endangered species, in particular:
Emilien Pelletier (UQAR)
Since June 2001
Canada Research Chair in Molecular Ecotoxicology in Coastal Areas
Study of toxic substances in a cold coastal environment, the effects of cold on contaminants, and ecosystem responses to climate change. Contribute to a greater understanding of the effects of toxic substances on the environment, and design more effective environmental preservation tools.
Yvan Simard (IML et UQAR)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Chair in Applied Marine Acoustics for Research into Resources and the Ecosystem
This chair’s research program uses both passive acoustics, in the detection and localization of whales based on their specific vocalizations, and active acoustics, for estimating and three-dimensional mapping of resources in the environment. The chair also includes a research and development component.