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


Maurice Levasseur


Contact information:
Université Laval,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Local 2071-A,
Quebec city, (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada

Phone : 418-656-3207
Fax : 418-656-2339
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Maurice Levasseur is a professor in oceanography at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. He worked as a researcher and head of the Primary Productivity Section for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans before moving to Laval University to hold the Canada Research Chair on Plankton-Climate interactions. He is director of Quebec- Ocean, a network regrouping marine scientists and students from four institutions in the province of Quebec, and is director of the joint UQAR-U Laval PhD program in oceanography. Maurice's main interest focuses on the interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere, including the impact of dust and ash deposition on plankton ecosystems and their capacity to produce the climate active gas dimethylsulfide (DMS). He has worked in different environments, including the North Atlantic, North Pacific and Arctic oceans. During recent years, he has lead the Canadian SOLAS program (2002- 2007), the Arctic SOLAS program (2008-2011), and the joint Québec-China research program on the impact of Asian dust on the Northeast Subarctic Pacific.