Research and development topics:

  • Microbiological agents (bacteria, viruses, moulds)
  • Physical agents (noise, radiation, heat, etc)
  • Marine biotechnology
  • Climate change
  • Visual impacts
  • Erosion control
  • Residual matter
  • Air quality
  • Water quality (drinking water, industrial waste, process water, waste water)
  • Ecosystem quality (terrestrial and aquatic fauna and flora)
  • Soil quality


Fields of expertise


  • Prevention of environmental problems in various sectors of economic activity
  • Environmental response strategies and management
  • Project management
  • Environmental monitoring, diagnosis, and analysis methods
  • Research and development projects aimed at specific businesses and industry needs
  • At-source reduction of contaminants


Our Services


  • Water quality (physico-chemical and biological parameters)
  • Sediment quality
  • Air quality and weather data
  • Ecosystem quality (eelgrass, macroalgae, phytoplankton, benthos, etc)
  • Marine mammal surveys
  • Identification of marine waste
  • Biomonitoring


Environmental studies

(aquatic and terrestrial environments)

  • Assessment of environment quality
  • Environmental diagnosis
  • Defining programs and action plans
  • Monitoring
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Assessing impacts of human activities on ecosystems
  • Assessing impacts of climate change on ecosystems



Technical support for businesses, industry, and organizations

Applied Research


  • Developing tailored solutions and technology transfer
  • Support through innovation process
  • Process development
  • Assessing functional properties
  • Developing and validating analytical methodologies
  • Management of intellectual property
  • Quality assurance and control





Information and consultation

  • Organizing round-tables
  • Producing information aimed at various audiences (public, elected officials, businesses, etc)


Access to research laboratories and facilities