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Research Program

3 transdisciplinary research themes fostering innovation, partnerships and technology transfer

HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT SYSTEM

LARGE-SCALE DRIVERS OF CHANGE IN ARCTIC

DECISION-MAKING AND MITIGATION

DATA ANALYSIS AND MODELING

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Conceptual framework

Sentinel North will help us monitor and prepare for changes in northern environments using state-of-the-art technologies and intervention strategies in the pursuit of sustainable health and development.

In a context of accelerating climate change and social and economic development in the arctic and subarctic regions, Sentinel North will provide knowledge to monitor and prepare for changes in northern environments at scales ranging from microbiota to entire ecosystems and using the best technology and intervention strategies in the pursuit of sustainable health and development. (see conceptual framework).

This ambitious transdisciplinary research program is articulated within three large thematic research projects in which technological innovation, particularly in optics and photonics, will take place. Thematic projects are divided into 21 sub-projects (read the summary of all sub-projects - .pdf, 592 Ko).

Sentinel North also deploys several research support programs and chairs, listed below.

An unprecedented research strategy

Sentinel North is an ambitious research program that encourages the development of diverse teams and concerted research projects focusing on discovery, transdisciplinarity, innovation, collaboration, national and international partnerships, and technology transfer.

Sentinel North's first call for proposals reached its objective to mobilize Université Laval's research community and its collaborators. Selected projects involve dozens of novel transdisciplinary collaborations between high-level researchers and renown research centres of our institution and beyond.

 

21


transdisciplinary research projects

130+

 
professors
 

7


faculties
 

30+

 
departements
 

120+


graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

40+


research chairs
 

4


Canada Excellence Research Chairs

30+


research centres and institutes