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Feb 21st 2018

Internships offers this summer at Ouranos

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Feb 16th 2018

Video: Taking climate into account in decision-making

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Feb 1st 2018

Floods in a context of climate change (French only)

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Consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change

Maritime Environment

  • Issues
  • Objectives
  • Research project

Issues

Increase in sea water temperature

  • Changes in ecosystems
  • Decrease in ice cover
  • Thermal expansion of water

Relative increase of sea level

Changes in storm patterns

Changes in water regime

  • Increase of sediment in coastal areas du to erosion and runoff
  • Increase of nutrient inputs into coastal waters

Increased water acidification

  • Increased stress on marine fauna and flora

Objectives

Promote adaptive and integrated coastal zone management by supporting authorities in the implementation of policies and flexible measures based on effective incorporation of scientific knowledge about climate change impacts.

  • Continue to increase and synthesize knowledge about relevant processes, agents and issues across the maritime Quebec to guide future activities
  • Enssure the dissemination of the most current knowledge to planners and decision-makers to facilitate adaptation to climate change
  • Strengthen links between researchers, stakeholders and planning authorities to remove obstacles to the implementation of adaptation measures

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COORDINATOR(S)

François Morneau

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François Morneau holds a Master’s in physical geography, specialized in eco-geomorphology from Laval University, Quebec. After more than 15 years conducting environmental assessments for Quebec’s ministry of transport, he moved to the ministry of public security as a specialist in natural risk-management and coordinator of scientific expertise. At Ouranos since 2002, Mr. Morneau coordinates the Maritime Environment program within the Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation Group.

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Research projects

2014 - 2019

Mesures et démesures de l’adaptation aux changements climatiques en zones côtières dans les principaux pays de l’OCDE

Principal investigator(s):
M. Crowley
Downloadable documents:
Final Report
Completed

Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

Principal investigator(s):
J. Savard
Downloadable documents:
Synthesis report
Final Report
Completed

Évaluation économique des répercussions des changements climatiques et analyses coûts-avantages d’options d’adaptation en zone côtière au Québec

Principal investigator(s):
M. Circé
C. Desjarlais
Downloadable documents:
Final Report
Fact Sheet
Completed

Project ICEPAC: Interactive atlas on the probability of ice hazard affecting marine and coastal infrastructure in the context of climate change

Principal investigator(s):
M. Bernier
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
Coming soon
Completed

Impacts des changements climatiques et des contraintes physiques sur le réajustement des écosystèmes côtiers (Coastal Squeeze) de l’estuaire et du golfe du Saint-Laurent

Principal investigator(s):
J. Savard
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
Coming soon
Completed
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