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.
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.