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ISMER boasts three research chairs:

Canada Research Chair in Marine Geology
Studies of the seafloor and its sediments to understand natural hazards, climate changes or the geological evolution.
Chairholder: Guillaume St-Onge
Phone: 418 723-1986, extension 1741
Office: O-108
guillaume_st-onge@uqar.ca

Unesco Chair on integrated analysis of marine systems
First UNESCO chair in the field of marine science in Canada, the UNESCO chair in integrated analysis of marine systems is based on a close collaboration with African countries (Senegal, Mauritania & Cape Verde) and with the French Antilles.
Chairholder: Jean-Claude Brêthes
Phone: 418 723-1986, extension 1779
Office: P-228
jean-claude_brethes@uqar.ca

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Chair in underwater acoustics applied to ecosystem and marine mammal research held by a researcher from the Maurice Lamontagne Institute
It seeks to further research in this advanced sector, increases cooperation between DFO and universities, provides university training for qualified staff in this multidisciplinary and specialized field, and increase possibilities for cooperation and partnership
Chairholder: Yvan Simard
Phone: 418 723-1986, extension 1563
Office: O-140
yvan_simard@uqar.ca