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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

Tourism

  • Issues
  • Objectives
  • Research project

Issues

  • Deficit of knowledge about climate change impacts and vulnerabilities
  • Scarcity of strategic information about climate change to support sound decision-making
  • Limited knowledge and transfer of information about climate change and adaptation measures

Objectives

Help tourism industries and regions acquire the capacity to cope with climate change.

  • Expand regional impact and vulnerability assessments of activities and industries (PME)
  • Develop and deliver coordinated activities and pilot projects that can help the tourism sector to better understand the relevant risks, to identify opportunities and business strategies, and to implement appropriate adaptation measures with the help
  • Improve the decision-making tools of tourism industry stakeholders
  • Conduct multidisciplinary studies to develop new knowledge related to risk management, and adaptation barriers and costs
  • Improve communications related to climate change within the tourism sector

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COORDINATOR(S)

Stéphanie Bleau

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Stéphanie Bleau holds a Master’s in water sciences from INRS-ETE (Institut national de la recherche scientifique, centre—eau, terre et environnement). Her expertise is mostly in subarctic and arctic environments; Ms. Bleau studies the mechanisms, processes and hydro-climatic parameters that dictate river, estuary and sea-ice regimes. She is particularly interested in microwave remote sensing, climate change adaptation and in collaborative approaches to adaptation within Nunavik communities. Ms. Bleau’s experience organizing major urban events in winter tourism, and in coastal and offshore navigation, provide her with significant business expertise. At Ouranos since 2014, she co-coordinates of the Northern Environment and Tourism programs within the Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation Group.

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Kate Germain

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Kate Germain hold a Bachelor’s in business administration with a specialization in tourism from Université du Québec à Montréal’s École des Sciences et Gestion (ESG-UQAM), as well as a degree in environmental management from the University of Sherbrooke. For 10 years, she conducted applied research and strategic monitoring for the tourism sector with ESG-UQAM’s Transat Chair in Tourism and the Tourism Monitoring Network. This work enabled her to develop considerable expertise in tourism development models, business strategies and trends, especially in the recreation sector. Since 2005, Ms. Germain has coordinated annual economic and financial studies of Quebec ski resorts. At Ouranos since 2010, Mrs. Germain co-coordinates the Tourism program within the Vulnerabilities, Impacts and Adaptation Group.

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Research projects

2014 - 2019

Living Lab en adaptation aux changements climatiques pour les PME touristiques des Laurentides

Principal investigator(s):
M. Couture
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Coming soon
In progress

Analysis of Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for the Québec City and Chanlevoix Tourism Sectors

Principal investigator(s):
C. Péloquin
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Economic Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Measures applied to the Alpine Skiing Industry in Québec

Principal investigator(s):
L. Da Silva
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
In progress

Communication Strategy for the Tourism Sector

Principal investigator(s):
K. Germain
Downloadable documents:
Fact Sheet
Ending soon
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