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FERMETURE DU SITE WEB WEB SERVER SHUTDOWN

Pour des raisons de sécurité informatique, nous serons dans l'obligation de fermer le serveur qui héberge certains de nos services IT, incluant le serveur FTP, l'intranet et l'actuel site web de Québec-Océan le lundi 1er mars 2021.

Cette procédure impliquera une période pendant laquelle le site Web et les formulaires seront inaccessibles, mais soyez assurés que notre équipe fait tout en son pouvoir, autant technique qu'humain, pour revenir rapidement avec le futur site web de Québec-Océan.

N'hésitez pas à contacter Astrid Tempestini ou Brigitte Robineau pour toute question.

For IT security reasons, we will be obliged, to shut down the server that hosts some of our IT services, including the FTP server, the intranet and the current Québesc-Océan website on Monday, March 1st, 2021.

This procedure will imply a period during which the website and forms will be inaccessible, but rest assured that our team is doing everything in its power, both technical and human, to return quickly with the future Quebec-Ocean website.

Do not hesitate to contact Astrid Tempestini or Brigitte Robineau for any question.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

The major challenges we face regarding our oceans are the preservation of planetary environmental integrity, biodiversity and the services provided by marine ecosystems to humanity. These challenges have global and regional dimensions and are well outlined in the Ocean Health Index (Halpern et al. 2012) which measures the impact of human activities on the following services and benefits:

  • Water quality;
  • Biodiversity of marine species and habitats;
  • Carbon storage;
  • Sense of place;
  • Sustainable extraction of food resources;
  • Artisanal fishing opportunities;
  • Coastal livelihoods and economies;
  • Sustainable extraction of non-food resources (natural products);
  • Coastal protection by natural habitats;
  • Tourism and recreation.

The scientific program of Québec-Océan tackles major global and regional ocean challenges by generating scientific knowledge on the status and functioning of marine environments. Regional focal points are the Arctic Ocean and the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. The program is based on those 10 elements (listed above) as well as the 40 Priority Research Questions for Ocean Science in CanadaQuébec-Océan's public declaration and the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).

In order to support ecosystem health assessments, evaluations of the risks posed by environmental change, and the formulation of society's response to ocean challenges, the factual basis of our research will be made available to the general public and our partners in federal departments (e.g., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, DFO), in provincial departments (e.g., Québec Ministère du Développement Durable, de l’Environnement et de la lutte aux changements climatiques, MDDELCC), in industry and in regional organizations (e.g., ZIP comittees).

THEME 1: OCEANIC RESPONSES TO GLOBAL CHANGE

1.1. Sea ice melt
1.2. Ocean acidification
1.3. Oxygen loss
1.4. Ocean-climate feedbacks

THEME 2: INTEGRITY OF COASTAL MARINE ENVIRONMENTS AND REGIONAL SOCIOECONOMIC ISSUES

2.1. Anthropogenic pollution, nitrogenous eutrophication and marine biotoxins
2.2. Biodiversity, conservation and marine protected areas
2.3. Natural risks and coastal erosion
2.4. Operational forecasting of ocean state

THEME 3: NEW FRONTIERS IN OCEANOGRAPHY

3.1. Circulation, eddies and turbulence
3.2. Ecology and life cycle of marine organisms
3.3. Cycling of essential elements: links to biodiversity
3.4. Fluxes of matter across marine interfaces
3.5. Cutting-edge observing technologies