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Development of a Hydro-Sedimentary Model of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Application to the Atlantic Halibut Spawning and Nursery Areas

By January 17, 2021January 20th, 2021No Comments
Institution: Université du Québec (à Rimouski)
Theme: Human activity
Area of Vulnerability: Coastal communities, Marine ecosystems/living resources

Principal investigator

Dr. Christiane Dufresne, Université du Québec à Rimouski


Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards, cohort 1

Climate change and anthropogenic activities pose challenging questions for coastal managers, and decision support systems thus become of major concern. Models have proven to be very powerful tools that provide answers regarding contaminant dispersion, help to assess the impacts of human activities such as dredging and trawling, and have several engineering applications (coastal planning, infrastructure design, etc.). This project aims at developing a numerical tool enables to simulate sediment dynamics (SD) in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence (EGSL).