ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING 2017

Three days of an excellent and cohesive programme

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Québec-Océan held its Annual Scientific Meeting from November 13 to 15, at the Rivière-du-Loup Convention Centre: 125 people took part in the event!

A DAY DEDICATED TO NETWORKING AND REFLECTION

The first day of the event, for members of the group only, was an opportunity for students, researchers and professionals to share their views of the organization's fundamental themes for the future. In two parallel workshops, the students discussed Québec-Océan research themes and issues related to the preparation of their budding careers. Researchers, on the other hand, looked at future directions in research and potential links with partners and end-users. The student committee had also prepared an original cocktail of activities to facilitate contacts between members, paving the way for friendly exchanges throughout the event.

CONFERENCES AND POSTERS – A TOP-NOTCH PROGRAM

With 16 oral presentations, 4 "My Postdoc in 180 seconds" presentations and 44 poster presentations, the regular program demonstrated the great diversity of researches conducted by the Québec-Océan teams. Three guest speakers took part in this highly multidisciplinary program — Dr Zoe Finkel (Mount Allison University, Nouveau-Brunswick), Dr Carolina Dufour (Université McGill) et Dr Stéphane Plourde (MPO – Institut Maurice-Lamontagne). They delivered lectures related to the three Québec-Océan research themes. Both the judges of the presentations and the guests, as well as many members, emphasized the very high quality of the presentations.

Tuesday afternoon was dedicated to the General Assembly and the celebration of the 15th anniversary of Québec-Océan. First, Brigitte Robineau presented a retrospective of the group's events and performances. Jean-Éric Tremblay presented the future prospects of the grouping, which are conditioned by critical environmental issues but nonetheless benefit from a favourable political context. In addition, he took the opportunity to highlight Brigitte Robineau's 15 years as executive director of the group." The Scientific Directors took turns at the helm, but the first officer was always there to hold the fort in high spirits", he summed up, as Gesche Winkler presented flowers to the recipient.

GUESTS AND PARTNERS – VERY INTERESTING PRESENTATIONS

Ariane Plourde, director of the Institut des sciences de la mer of UQAR, testified to the role and importance of Québec-Océan for marine sciences in Québec. Having been director of the Institut Maurice-Lamontagne for several years, in a difficult context for scientific research in Canada, the one who is now at the helm of ISMER invited researchers and all members to continue to seize every opportunity to collaborate with each other and with stakeholders.

Guillaume St-Onge, director of the Réseau Québec maritime (RQM), presented Odyssée St-Laurent, the organization's flagship program, which has just launched its first call for projects.

Manuela Conversano and Laurence Lévesque presented the research program of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. They took the opportunity to draw a ticket for a day aboard the "Alliance", the Park's research vessel. Congratulations to Hélène Cocheril, doctoral student in biogeochemistry with Gwénaëlle Chaillou, who won this prize!

Chantal Quintin of Stratégies Saint-Laurent unveiled the Côtes-à-Côtes project, which she coordinates and that was officially launched on November 29.

Finally, Sandra Giroux of the Réseau d' observation des mammifères marins (ROMM) presented the different spheres of intervention of this organization based in Rivière-du-Loup.

PRESENTATION CONTEST

Eight prizes were awarded to students whose presentations distinguished themselves by their excellence.

  • Two prizes of $350 for the best oral presentations
  • Three prizes of $250 for the best poster presentations
  • A $100 prize for the best presentation of a start-up project (no result yet)
  • Public Favourite Award - Oral presentation
  • Public Favourite Award - Presentation by poster.

In addition to these prizes was the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) award for the best physical Oceanography poster.


AWARDS FOR BEST ORAL PRESENTATIONS
  BEST ORAL PRESENTATION  

Ferchiou, Sophia (UQAR-ISMER), A. Caron, M. Lebeuf, Y. D. Soubaneh, R. Saint-Louis, J.-P. Gagné

Une diète contaminée : un casse-tête risqué pour les bélugas !
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Shaw, Jean-Luc (UQAR-ISMER), D. Bourgault, D. Dumont

Observation de l'hydrodynamique dans une baie nordique industrielle.
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  BEST ORAL PRESENTATION and PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD  

Ferchiou, Sophia (UQAR-ISMER), A. Caron, M. Lebeuf, Y. D. Soubaneh, R. Saint-Louis, J.-P. Gagné

Une diète contaminée : un casse-tête risqué pour les bélugas !

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AWARDS FOR BEST POSTER PRESENTATIONS
  BEST POSTERS (with results)  
Cimon, Stéphanie (UQAC), M. Cusson

Additive and antagonistic effects of multiple disturbances and stresses on benthic eelgrass communities.
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Pierrejean, Marie (U. Laval), P. Archambault, F. Maps, C. Nozais

État des lieux des hotspots benthiques de la baie d'Hudson.
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Robert, Karine (UQAR-ISMER), L.-P. Nadeau

Le rôle des interactions atmosphère-océan sur le réchauffement du climat.
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  BEST POSTER – Start-up project (no results)  
Croteau, Dany (U. Laval), J. Larivière, F. Bruyant, M. Babin, J. Lavaud

Étude des principaux traits photoadaptatifs des diatomées arctiques liés à leur succession saisonnière de formes de vie.
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  PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD  
Beauchesne, David (UQAR-ISMER), S. Bélanger, P. Bernatchez, C. Chion, R. Daigle, P. Galbraith, D. Gravel, B. Halpern, C. Lavoie, C. McKindsey, M. Starr, C. Tremblay, S. Vissault, P. Archambault

Next Generation Planning – Structuring and Sharing Stressors Data for the St. Lawrence.
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Schmutz, Anthony (UQAR), R. Tremblay, C. Audet, R. St-Louis, J.-P. Gagné, É. Pelletier, M. Barthe

Déversement pétrolier hivernal avec couverture de glace : une approche intégrative temporelle multi-marqueurs de la cellule à la communauté.
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CMOS AWARD
  BEST POSTER IN PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY  
Sauvé, Jade (McGill), C. Dufour, S.M. Griffies, M. Winton

Antarctic sea ice trend: Insights from a suite of climate models.
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QUÉBEC-OCÉAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Joint Publication Award 2016

This award honours researchers who have published their collaborative work and whose excellence has contributed to Québec-Océan's renown. Eligible articles have been published in a peer-reviewed journal with an impact factor, have made reference to Québec-Océan and are co-authored by at least two Québec-Océan members in Québec.

Student Publication Award 2016

This award recognizes a student member of Québec-Océan who is the first author of an article published in a peer-reviewed journal, with an impact factor and mentioning Québec-Océan, as well as its co-authors.

Media Outreach Awards 2016-2017

This award recognizes Québec-Océan members whose expertise or achievements have shone through the media, in quantity and quality, from November 2016 to October 2017.

Congratulations to all the winners!

WINNERS OF THE QUÉBEC-OCÉAN AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
  JOINT PUBLICATION 2016 AWARD  
Bourgault D, Galbraith PS, Chavanne C (2016)

Generation of internal solitary waves by frontally forced intrusions in geophysical flows. Nature Communications. doi 10.1038/ncomms13606
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  STUDENT PUBLICATION 2016 AWARD  
Laliberté, J. S. Bélanger, R. Frouin (2016)

Evaluation of satellite-based algorithms to estimate photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) reaching the ocean surface at high northern latitudes. Remote Sensing of Environment. 184 (2016) 199–211 doi 10.1016/j.rse.2016.06.014
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  MEDIA OUTREACH AWARD 2016-2017  
Outreach of laboratory activities

Archambault, Philippe

Pour les nombreuses présences dans les médias, notamment dans la foulée des projets C3 Fish Eye, ACE Expedition et la Journée mondiale des océans.
 
Outreach of a publication

Calosi, Piero

Pour l'importante couverture médiatique canadienne et internationale au sujet de la publication :
Hammill Edd, Ellery Johnson, Trisha B. Atwood, Januar Harianto, Charles Hinchliffe, Piero Calosi, Maria Byrne. 2017. "Ocean acidification alters zooplankton communities and increases top-down pressure of a cubozoan Predator." Global Change Biology. pp. 1-11. doi:10.1111/gcb.13849
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Québec-Océan would like to extend its warmest thanks to all those who have contributed directly or indirectly to the organization and success of the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting:

The organizing committee
Sophie Banville, Richard Marquis, Brigitte Robineau and Jean-Éric Tremblay, with Sylvain Blondeau and Pascal Guillot for logistics and technical assistance.

Student Committee
David Beauchesne, Déborah Benkort, Jory Cabrol, Stéphanie Cimon, Gwenaelle Gremion and Manon Picard with Angélique Ollier for photos and Robin Bénard for music.

Session Chairmen
Matthieu Cusson, André Rochon, Michael Scarratt and Debra Christiansen-Stowe.

Judges of oral presentations
Piero Calosi, Jesica Goldsmit and Frédéric Maps.

Poster Presentation Judges
Gwenaëlle Chaillou, Pierre Larouche, Christian Nozais and Richard Saint-Louis.

Facilitators and secretaries of the day's reflection workshops for members only
Philippe Archambault, Marion Bandet, Simon Bélanger, Cynthia Bluteau, Gabrièle Deslongchamps, Joanie Ferland, Peter Galbraith and Gesche Winkler.

Spontaneous volunteers
All those who have given a helping hand spontaneously or on request as needed, especially during the heavy cloakroom traffic!

EVENT PARTNERS

Québec-Océan would like to thank Sentinelle Nord for offering health breaks, Parc Marin Saguenay St-Laurent for offering one day of ship time aboard its research boat, and the Canadian Meteorological and Physical Society (CMOS).