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1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


Margaux Gourdal

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PhD Student

Phone : 418-656-2131 #7740
Fax : 418-656-2339


  • PhD Oceanography (2012 - Present) Takuvik Joint International Laboratory; ULaval (Canada) - CNRS (France). Title : DMS dynamics and production in-, under-, and above- sea ice in the Arctic.
  • First Class Honour Bachelor Degree in Marine Environmental Science (2010 - 2011) Portsmouth University, U.K.
  • Marine Technician degree (2007-2010). Institute of Marine Science & Techniques (Cherbourg, France)

Research Interests:

  • Arctic oceanography
  • Melt ponds biology
  • DMS dynamics and production in-, below-, and above- sea ice
  • Climate change
  • Ocean-Atmosphere exchanges


  • Best scientific poster in SOLAS open science conference in Kiel, Germany (2015).
  • Recipient of a SPUL excellency grant in Laval University, Canada (2014).
  • Best scientific poster at the Quebec Ocean Conference in Montreal, Canada (2012).
  • Award of the best marine scientific project at Portsmouth University, United Kingdom (2011).
  • Recipient of an AMOPA grant for training in the LEGOS laboratory in Toulouse, France (2010).

Relevant training:
Organization and participation to five sampling cruises in the Arctic Ocean (over 30 weeks in total).
Extensive laboratory training.
Good working experience in Gas Chromatography analyses.
Applied electrochemistry formation.
Laser safety and radioprotection formations.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System training.
Canadian firearms Safety course.

Teaching assistant for graduate students in an “Evolution and Biodiversity : Actuality” course (2015).
French communication officer in the executive comity of ArcticNet Student Association (2013).
Volunteer in the Collège frontière organization for the alphabetisation of adults (since 2012).
Volunteer fire watcher (2011).
English-French translator for OSIL and TOTAL during the installation of an oil spill detector (February 2011).
Trainee in the LEGOS laboratory of oceanography and remote sensing, Toulouse, France (2010).
Supervisor of MSc students’ laboratory work at Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France (June 2010).