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RQM arrows Odyssée Saint-Laurent – winter oceanographic mission 

The Quebec Maritime Network (RQM) conducted a second winter oceanographic mission on the St. Lawrence as part of its research program Odyssée Saint-Laurent. Onboard the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen, close to 30 scientists and students took part in an expedition to gain advanced knowledge of how the St. Lawrence ecosystem works, in winter.

To read : Communiqué de presse – postmission

A Le Devoir journalist was invited to the Amundsen by the Quebec Marine Network as part of its Odyssée Saint-Laurent research program. Here are some interesting articles about the Odyssey.

(French only)
Article 1 : Laboratoire flottant sur le Saint-Laurent 
Article 2 : La glace à vol d’oiseau 
Article 3 : La bactérie mangeuse de pétrole
Article 4 : Sur les traces de l’Amundsen
Article 5 : Mesurer la vie sous la glace du Saint-Laurent

More informations about research projects : here

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Réseau Québec maritime Quebec Tour

Read the RQM tour report (in French only)

The Réseau Québec maritime (RQM) team invites you to participate to an interactive meeting and an information session during its Quebec tour this fall. On this occasion, the RQM will stop in Quebec City, Sept-Îles, Rimouski, Gaspé and Montreal. After meeting with the actors from the Magdalen Islands in September, the RQM is continuing its tour to reach members and encourage new partnerships while promoting intersectoral research linked to sustainable and responsible marine development issues. We will take advantage of these meetings to present the Odyssée Saint-Laurent research program, the various upcoming activities, as well as the new virtual research platform “Explore RQM”. It is also an opportunity for you to test the platform and share your comments and suggestions so that we can create a tool of public interest useful to the various maritime players.


RQM arrows Workshop on international scale research, training and innovation in the maritime field  

The BioMarine Business Convention (BBC), to be held in Rimouski (Québec) from Oct. 1 to 3, will assemble political and business representatives, researchers and experts from governmental and non-governmental organizations. All participants will pool their efforts in the realms of collaboration, research and knowledge-sharing to develop innovative, practical, marketable solutions in the marine biotechnology sector.

In the context of this event, the Secrétariat aux affaires maritimes du Québec (SAM) and the Réseau Québec maritime (RQM) are organizing a research, training and innovation workshop bringing together leaders of internationally renowned research and academic institutions working in the maritime field.

The objectives of this workshop are to 1) concretely increase international collaboration between marine research institutions in research, education and innovation, and 2) discuss the means needed to set up a possible international concertation structure federating major institutions to coordinate strategic actions and innovative collaborative projects in research and training.


SExperts - Réseau Québec Maritime in Rimouski Symposium organised by the RQM as part of the Congress of ACFAS

« How to make Quebec a leading international maritime research player? »

Development of national and international initiatives in maritime research - Activities - Réseau Québec Maritime in RimouskiThis Symposium is an opportunity to discuss ways to promote, at the national and international levels, researchers and stakeholders of Quebec’s maritime sector. The discussions will help stimulate thoughts on conditions of scientific cooperation in an intersectoral research environment, on the operationalization and the implementation mechanisms of the intersectoriality and on the development of national and international initiatives in maritime research.

May 10th, 11th and 12th 2017, McGill University, Montréal, Qc.




Experts - Réseau Québec Maritime in Rimouski Living Lab Workshop

« Imagine our sharing and collaboration workspace ».

Opened innovation workshop and partnership - Activities - Réseau Québec Maritime in RimouskiAn opportunity to collectively prototype solutions that answer the question: “How could we ensure the sharing of information, data, expertise and infrastructures among RQM members in order to provide Quebec with a vision and an integrated and intersectoral approach to the challenges of sustainable maritime development? “.

March 27th and 28th 2017, Hôtel Gouverneur, Rimouski, Qc.