The most recent provincial budget contained great news for INQ: funding for its operations until 2023. This important announcement leaves us free to pursue our objectives. It is also a sign of confidence in INQ and its many partners who are committed to producing the scientific knowledge necessary for the sustainable development for the North. This announcement is welcomed with great enthusiasm by the management of INQ.
Science News | Discovering Inuit perspectives through literature
On one hand, from the exterior what is perceived is that the Inuit share the circumpolar space and live in the North in a world of snow and cold. On the other hand, they are distinguished by different languages and colonial contexts.
L’environnement et la diplomatie d’influence — Une nouvelle vision transversale intégrée à l’origine d’un changement de paradigme ?
Speaker: Jean Lemire, biologist and emissary for climate change and northern and Arctic issues for the Quebec government.
When : Today, Wednesday, March 31 at 10 a.m.
Summary: The pandemic has put environmental issues at the heart of the debate on the future of the planet. What is the role of influence diplomacy in this international paradigm shift? Climate change, loss of biodiversity, habitat and territory management, the stakes are numerous and glaring. Is this a true wind of change or a passing breeze?
The presentation will be in French, but questions may be asked in English.
The trainer, Viviane Lalande, is a biomechanical engineer, scientific communicator, trainer, columnist and creator of scientific content for the Internet. She is behind the YouTube channels Scilabusand Scilabus Plus for which she has designed hundreds of videos. With these two channels, Viviane has nearly 300 000 subscribers on YouTube.
Lab-O-Nord is an online tool providing information on research infrastructure operated by INQ member institutions. The objective of the tool is to promote research infrastructure and optimize it’s use.
Month after month, through this new column of INQ's newsletter, you will discover the diversity and scope of the equipment listed on the platform. Please refer to the equipment's file to learn more about its use.
A new remotely operated submarine for the CCGS Amundsen research icebreaker
Amundsen Science recently acquired a new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to enhance its ability to study Arctic marine ecosystems.
The new equipment is equipped with multi-function manipulator arms, high-definition cameras, and a sampling skid to accommodate a large quantity of organisms and sediments.
The acquisition of the ROV was mainly supported by the Major Scientific Initiatives Fund granted to Université Laval by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
This new state-of-the-art equipment is a replacement unit, but more importantly a significantimprovement over the first Amundsen observation ROV acquired in 2003 and decommissioned in 2018.
Successfully tested in sea trials aboard the Amundsen in September 2020 on the St-Lawrence, the new ROV will make its first Arctic mission in July 2021 in the Labrador Sea and Baffin Bay as part of a project led by Dalhousie University in collaboration with Memorial University, the University of Calgary, Université Laval and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Amundsen Science also aims to make the equipment available to Canadian universities and their partners for projects that can be deployed on platforms other than the CCGS Amundsen