Green Edge


The GreenEdge consortium includes cutting-edge expertise in all aspects of the project (processes, modelling and remote sensing). In addition, because the Arctic marine environment is peculiar, several Arctic specialists are involved. A total of more than 80 scientists, technicians and postdocs from several different laboratories will contribute to GreenEdge. Several Ph.D. students will join the project once it is launched. The following is a list of the different laboratories involved and their areas of expertise.


Takuvik (UMI 3376; Université Laval/Canada and CNRS/France)

  • Physiology and diversity of Arctic marine phytoplankton
  • Primary production modelling
  • Marine optics and remote sensing
  • Zooplankton ecology
  • Paleoceanography

Institut des Sciences de la Mer (ISMER, Rimouski)

  • CDOM photochemistry
  • Primary production
  • Dinogellate cyst assemblages
  • Physical oceanography

Département de biologie, chimie et géographie (UQAR, Rimouski)

  • CDOM photochemistry
  • Satellite monitoring of photobiogeochemical fluxes

Centre de recherche en géochimie et géodynamique (GEOTOP, Université de Montréal)

  • Ocean and climate dynamics
  • Micropaleontology
  • Radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry

University of Manitoba, Arctic Biogeochemical Laboratory (Winnipeg, MB)

  • Sea-ice radiative transfer
  • Sea-ice biogeochemistry

University of Calgary, Department of Geography (Calgary, AB)

  • Air-sea gas exchange processes
  • Water column and sea-ice carbon biogeochemistry

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Centre for Ocean Model Development and Application (COMDA) (St. John's NF)

  • High resolution NEMO-CICE models
  • hindcast and forecast simulations

Canadian Museum of Nature

  • Systematics and taxonomy of brackish and marine diatoms

Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec (CHU de Québec)

  • Local knowledge about harvested food

Centre interuniversitaire d'etudes et de recherche autochtones (CIERA)

  • Local knowledge about environment


Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV, UMR 7093)

  • Marine optics and remote sensing
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Zooplankton ecology

Adaptation and Diversity in the Marine Environment, Station Biologique de Roscoff (SBR, UMR 7144)

  • Phytoplankton diversity
  • Development of flow cytobot methodology

Laboratoire d'Océanographie MICrobienne (LOMIC, UMR 7621)

  • Microbial diversity and ecology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Ecophysiology, genomics and genetics of marine microrganisms

Laboratoire d’Océanographie et du Climat: Expérimentation et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN, UMR 7159)

  • Physical oceanography
  • Modelling
  • Molecular marine organic biogeochemistry
  • Paleoceanography

Laboratoire des sciences de l’Environnement Marin (LEMAR, UMR 6539)

  • Ecosystem functioning and response to global change
  • Benthic ecology and mollusk sclerochronology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Numerical modeling

LIttoral ENvironnement et Sociétés (LIENs, UMR7266)

  • Physical dynamics of the littoral zone
  • Functioning of coastal ecosystems under anthropic pressure
  • Molecular approaches, environmental health

Institut Méditérranéen d’Océanographie (MIO, UMR 7294)

  • Biogeochemical ocean processes
  • Study of dissolved and particulate organic matter
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Climate and antropogenic forcings
  • Functioning of plankton ecosystems
  • Photodegradation

Environnements et Paléoenvironnements Océaniques et Continentaux (EPOC, UMR 5805)

  • Marine biotic indicators of recent (holocene) climate change

Biologie des Organismes Aquatiques et Ecosystèmes (BOREA, UMR7208)

  • Structure, function and modelling of aquatic food webs

Laboratoire d’Optique Atmospherique (LOA, UMR 8518)

  • Development of remote sensing algorithms

Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l’Envirronement (LGGE, UMR 5183)

  • Remote sensing of snow and ice properties

Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO)

  • Local knowledge about environment and harvested food


Greenland Climate Research Centre (Nuuk)

  • Impact, adaptation and mitigation of climate change in Arctic environments
  • Socio-economic impact of climate change on northern communities.