Mission and values

INREST’s mission is to conduct research relating to environmental sciences and occupational health.



INREST’s Objectives:

  • Develop innovative applied projects, taking into account sustainable development concerns
  • Provide scientific support to decision-making
  • Measure public health impacts and worker health safety in all projects undertaken
  • Make results accessible to a large audience
  • Pool together resources to put forward solutions to challenges posed by northern developments
  • Favour regional training of research professionals
  • Welcome college and university students (bachelor, masters, and doctorate level) and supervise research projects for government organizations, private businesses, industry etc.), directly from Sept-Îles
  • Bring together researchers working in the fields of environment and/or occupational health in northern environments
  • Establish a regional team of specialists, universities, and research centres for each project