Summary of the
Takuvik joint UL /
CNRS laboratory


Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2078
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 5193


Takuvik was created in January 2011 through a partnership between University Laval (UL - Canada) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS - France) as a joint laboratory studying the Arctic ecosystems. Takuvik's scientific program is designed to study the impact of ongoing climatic and anthropogenic changes on Arctic marine and terrestrial ecosystems and geosystems. The Canada Excellence Research Chair in remote sensing of Canada's new Arctic frontier, is one of the keystones of the program. Takuvik is located at UL, in Québec City, Canada, where the CNRS employees are working on a full-time basis. CNRS has about 25 such joint laboratories around the world.



The Parafilms production team and the Takuvik scientific coordination/communication team are working on a documentary film entitled ARCTIC BLOOM. This film will document the GREEN EDGE 2015 & 2016 ice camps near Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut as well as the spring 2016 oceanographic campaign aboard the CCGS Amundsen. In addition to presenting the work of the scientific team, the film will showcase the adventure of these missions and the integration of the research group in the Inuit community. We invite you to get a taste of the excitement by watching the trailer:


Reference : Takuvik Joint International Laboratory, Université Laval (Canada) – CNRS (France), Département de Biologie and Québec-Océan, Université Laval, Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon 1045, avenue de la Médecine, Local 2078, G1V 0A6, Canada