Summary of the
Takuvik International
Research Laboratory
Program - UL/CNRS

contact takuvik

Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


The International Research Laboratory Takuvik (IRL, ex-UMI) 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 International Research 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. The IRL Takuvik is located at UL, in Québec City, Canada, where the CNRS employees are working on a full-time basis. CNRS has more than 35 such IRL 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 document the GREEN EDGE ice camps near Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut as well as the spring 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 International Research 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