CERC - Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier

Outreach and Communication

The CERC is involved in many outreach, communication and education programs. For more information, please contact Julie Sansoulet.

Summary of outreach activities:

Websites :
Takuvik Joint International Laboratory http://www.takuvik.ulaval.ca
Chantier Arctique http://www.chantier-arctique.fr/en/index.php
Green Edge http://www.greenedgeproject.info
APT www.apt-permafrost-research.net/en/index.php
2015 blog Green Edge https://greenedgeproject2015.wordpress.com/
2016 blog Green Edge http://greenedge-expeditions.com/
NetCOLOR http://www.netcolor.ca/index.htm
CERC http://www.cerc-arctic.ulaval.ca

AOA Arctic Ocean Arctique http://www.aoa.education/en
- 2014-2017
Educational multimedia platform for secondary school-aged students. The website contains 12 capsules (web-documentairies) of 3-5 min in length, each of which are associated with educational modules (quizzes, interactive activities…) and pedagogical files.

24h de la Science 2015 in Québec City – theme : La lumière – 8 and 9 May 2015
Contributors : Jose Lagunas -Received students in the Takuvik labs at Université Laval

24h de la Science 2016 in Québec City – theme : L’écologie – 6 and 7 May 2016
Contributors: Blanche Saint-Béat, Arnaud Pourchez and Deborah Benkhort in local primary and secondary schools in Québec City– 500 students

24h de la Science 2017 in Québec City – theme : La science-fiction – 12 and 13 May 2017
Bar des sciences, La Korrigane – Organiser : Julie Sansoulet
School activities, Contributor : Frédéric Maps, Neufchatel secondary school (150 students)
Visit to Takuvik labs, Contributors : José Lagunas, Eric Rehm, Guislain Bécu, Pierre-Luc Grondin, hands on applications using gliders, profiling floats, optical imaging systems
Québec City Aquarium , Contributors : Julie Sansoulet, Joannie Ferland : Virtual and augmented reality, undersea world of plankton (+500 participants)

Teacher’s day 51st CMOS Congress, “Arctic Ocean: A cold dive in the green”, Contributors : Julie Sansoulet, Joannie Ferland, 6 June 2017, Toronto

Scientific presentation in schools:
- Stanislas (Québec) – Research in the Arctic Ocean– November 2013
- Lacanau (France) – Marine Food Web– November 2015
- Rochebelle (Québec) – Arctic ecosystems– May 2016
- Fernand Seguin (Québec) – Arctci ecosystems– May 2016
- Chandler Saint-Joseph (Québec) – Marine Food Web – April 2016
- ÉPAQ, Grande-Rivière (Québec) – Marine Food Web – April 2016
- Inuksuit School (Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut) – more than 30 thematic activities about the Arctic, Spring 2015 and 2016

-"In the Wake of an Icebreaker in the Arctic" - Educational multimedia project- May to October 2016 - direct feed from the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen to 5 schools in Paris (France)

Organisation of Events :
- Launch of the French Arctic Initiative: conference at Collège de France – June 2013 - 500 particiapnts
- Stopover of the schooner TARA in Québec – November 2013 at the Port of Québec and the Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

  • Visit of the TAR rA by local students and the general public
  • Projection of the film « Tara Oceans, voyage aux sources de la vie » by Michael Pitiot
  • Organisation of a series of conferences at the Musée de Civilisation (Québec)
  • with Eric Karsenti, scientific director of the Tara Oceans expeditions (2009-2012) et co-director Tara Oceans Polar Circle expedition (2013), Romain Troublé, secretary general of Tara Expéditions, Emmanuel Boss, researcher at University of Maine (USA), Martin Fortier, executive director of ArcticNet (Canada), Marcel Babin, Director, Takuvik Joint International Laboratory and member of the scientific committee of Tara Oceans Polar Circle and Florent Dominé, researcher at Takuvik Joint International Laboratory (Université Laval-CNRS)

- Visit of the Brossier family, owner of the polar yacht VAGABOND - at the Musée de la Civilisation (Québec) – January 2014

  • Projection of the film « Sur le grand océan blanc » by Hugues de Rosières andVéronique Ovaldé
  • Discussion with the Brossier family

- FACTS 2015 « "L’Arctique, sentinelle du réchauffement climatique"- Octobre 2015 at the Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

  • Photo exhibition by Vincent Hilaire, D'un pôle à l'autre.
  • Projection of a documentary about the polar yacht Vagabond « "Sous les étoiles du pôle" by Hugues de Rosières
  • Projection of the documantary « Inuit knowledge and climate change » by Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro
  • Public conférences by Takuvik researchers

- Organisation of a Bar des sciences « Quel arctique pour 2100 ?» - Microbrasserie la Korrigane, Québec, 13 May 2017 – 125 participants

- Visit of François Bernard, Owner of the sailboat ATKA - at the Musée de la Civilisation (Québec) – 30 May 2017

  • Projection of the film « Capitaine de l'Utopie» by Sarah Del Ben
  • Discussion with the capitain
  • Participation at the annual "Wine and Cheese" -Association des communicateurs scientifiques de Québec (ACS). Ex : édition 2016

Documentaire 52 min documentary – release in June 2017
Arctic Bloom / À l’orée de la banquise
Teaser : https://vimeo.com/200974130"