The Centre Eau Terre Environnement professors play an active role in the network of research units and contribute to the university's tradition of scientific excellence.
QUÉBEC GEOSCIENCE CENTRE
The Centre Eau Terre Environnement and the Quebec division of the Geological Survey of Canada work together under a scientific collaboration agreement between the INRS and Natural Resources Canada. This university–government partnership has created the most important multidisciplinary research group in geosciences in Canada, the Québec Geoscience Centre (Centre géoscientifique de Québec).
Researchers focus on pertinent socio-economic issues by increasing the knowledge available related to regional geology, georesources (groundwater, minerals and fossil fuels) and environmental geoscience (natural hazards, environmental geodynamics, characterization and restoration of contaminated sites, climate change).
CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRS
Chairholder: Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi
Developing ecological and cost-effective processes for the treatment and conversion of waste water and sewage sludge into enzymes, bio-insecticides, bio-herbicides, biofungicides, bio-inoculants and bioplastics.
Chairholder: Claude Fortin
Understanding the mechanisms that regulate the impact of metals on aquatic organisms in order to provide aquatic ecosystems with better protection from potentially harmful trace elements.
Chairholder: Erwan Gloaguen
Opitmizing the integration of data from different sources to improve the quality of 3D geological models used to predict geological variables for sites of economical or environmental value.
Chairholder: Peter G.C. Campbell
Studying the environmental risks associated with the extraction, refining and use of metal in order to contribute to the development of standards and criteria for the protection of ecosystems and aquatic communities.
OTHER RESEARCH CHAIR
Coastal erosion and floods threaten the stability of shoreline infrastructure and the safe use of shoreline areas for various purposes. The main objective of the Chair is to improve our understanding of the underlying physical processes to contribute to the sustainable management of coastal areas and infrastructure in a climate changing world.
♦ Research Group in Ecohydrological Numerical Modeling (GREEN)
Professor in charge: Yves Secretan
♦ Research Group in Statistical Hydroclimatology (GRHS)
Professor in charge : Michel Malo
Professor in charge: Yves Bégin
♦ Geophysical Imaging and Measurements Laboratory (LIAMG)
Professor in charge: Erwan Gloaguen