Groupe interinstitutionnel de recherches océanographiques du Québec



Jean-Éric Tremblay


Québec-Océan, Département de biologie, Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
Université Laval
1045 avenue de la Médecine
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
418 656-5917


Researchers: 76

Students and postdoctoral fellows: 115


Québec-Océan seeks to support Québec researchers and the training of students to promote excellence in oceanographic research and dissemination of knowledge. Its obectives are to develop state-of-the-art research in oceanography, meeting current ecosystemic issues, in particular in the Arctic and the St. Lawrence; to encourage academic interdisciplinary collaborations at the national and international level; to assist in knowledge transfer, archiving and data dissemination; to facilitate the access to major infrastructures, essential to oceanographic research; to improve students' training in order to facilitate their integration into the labor market; to favor cooperation with the public and private sector; to inform the general public of the issues, research and solutions for the marine environment.

Research Axes

  • Oceanic responses to global change
  • Regional socioeconomic challenges and the intergrity of coastal marine environments
  • New frontiers in oceanography

*The mission comes from the group's website.