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 le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CRNS - 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.


In tribute to Jean Carignan

Jean Carignan was the co-director of Takuvik from January 2011 to September 2012. He was instrumental in the creation of the UMI and for the orientation of the Takuvik research program. Jean's passion in life and enthousiasm for his research were an example to all his pairs. Jean will always be present in our thoughts.


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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