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Erwan Gloaguen

Areas of expertise

Geoscientific data assimilation

  • Professor

418 654-2637


Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre

490 rue de la Couronne Street
Québec, Quebec  G1K 9A9

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Research interests

Professor Gloaguen works on the integration of geoscientific methods to improve the characterization of groundwater resources, economic minerals, and hydrocarbon resources in order to monitor and predict their evolution over time. More specifically, he is interested in:

  • data integration by ensemble methods and artificial intelligence
  • characterization of resources by quantitative assimilation of data from multiple sources
  • monitoring and prediction of coastal aquifers


Bédard, Karine; Comeau, Félix-Antoine; Raymond, Jasmin; Gloaguen, Erwan; Malo, Michel & Richard, Marc-André (2020). Deep geothermal resource assessment of the St. Lawrence Lowlands sedimentary basin (Québec) based on 3D regional geological modelling. Geomach. Geophpys. Geo-energ. Geo-resour., 6: Art. 46.
DOI: 10.1007/s40948-020-00170-0

Gernez, Simon; Bouchedda, Abderrezak; Gloaguen, Erwan & Paradis, Daniel (2020). AIM4RES, an open-source 2.5D finite differences MATLAB library for anisotropic electrical resistivity modeling. Comput. Geosci., 135: Art. 104401.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2019.104401

Metahni, Sabrine; Coudert, Lucie; Blais, Jean-François; Tran, Lan Huong; Gloaguen, Erwan; Mercier, Gabrielle & Mercier, Guy (2020). Techno-economic assessment of an hydrometallurgical process to simultaneously remove As, Cr, Cu, PCP and PCDD/F from contaminated soil. J. Environ. Manage., 263: Art. 110371.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110371

Metahni, Sabrine; Coudert, Lucie; Gloaguen, Erwan; Tran, Lan Huong; Guemiza, Karima; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2020). Combining sequential gaussian simulation with linear regression to develop rehabilitation strategies using a hydrometallurgical process to simultaneously remove metals, PCP, and PCDD/F from a contaminated soil. Soil Sediment. Contam., ONLINE.
DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2020.1849019

Nussbaumer, Raphaël; Mariéthoz, Grégoire; Gloaguen, Erwan & Holliger, Klaus (2020). Hydrogeophysical data integration through Bayesian Sequential Simulation with log-linear pooling. Geophys. J. Int., 221 (3): 2184-2200.
DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggaa072

Sena, Guillaume Noumonvi Yawu; Chokmani, Karem; Gloaguen, Erwan & Bernier, Monique (2020). Multi-scale spatialization of snow water equivalent (SWE) according to their spatial structures in eastern Canada. Cryosphere Discuss., ONLINE.
DOI: 10.5194/tc-2020-316

Anterrieu, Olivier; Giroux, Bernard; Gloaguen, Erwan & Carde, Christophe (2019). Non-destructive data assimilation as a tool to diagnose corrosion rate in reinforced concrete structuresJ. Build. Eng., 23: 193-206.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jobe.2019.01.033

Metahni, Sabrine; Coudert, Lucie; Gloaguen, Erwan; Guemiza, Karima; Mercier, Guy & Blais, Jean-François (2019). Comparison of different interpolation methods and sequential Gaussian simulation to estimate volumes of soil contaminated by As, Cr, Cu, PCP and dioxins/furansEnviron. Pollut., 252, Part A: 409-410.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.05.122

Pinet, Nicolas; Gloaguen, Erwan & Giroux, Bernard (2019). Introduction to the special issue on geophysics applied to mineral explorationCan. J. Earth Sci. / Rev. Can. Sci. Terre, 56 (5): v-viii.
DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2018-0314

Raymond, Jasmin; Bédard, Karine; Comeau, Félix-Antoine; Gloaguen, Erwan; Comeau, Guillaume; Millet, Emmanuelle & Foy, Stefan (2019). A workflow for bedrock thermal conductivity map to help designing geothermal heat pump systems in the St. Lawrence Lowlands, Quebec, CanadaSci. Tech. Built Environ., 25 (8): 963-979.
DOI: 10.1080/23744731.2019.1642077

Rivard, Christine; Bordeleau, Geneviève; Lavoie, Denis; Lefebvre, René; Ladevèze, Pierre; Duchesne, Mathieu J.; Séjourné, Stéphan; Crow, Heather; Pinet, Nicolas; Brake, Virgina; Bouchedda, Abderrezak; Gloaguen, Erwan; Ahad, Jason M. E.; Malet, Xavier; Aznar, Jean-Christophe & Malo, Michel (2019). Assessing potential impacts of shale gas development on shallow aquifers through upward fluid migration: A multi-disciplinary approach applied to the Utica Shale in eastern CanadaMar. Petrol. Geol., 100: 466-483.
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2018.11.004

Schnitzler, Nathalie; Ross, Pierre-Simon & Gloaguen, Erwan (2019). Using machine learning to estimate a key missing geochemical variable in mining exploration: Application of the Random Forest algorithm to multisensor core logging dataJ. Geochem. Explor., 205: Art. 106344.
DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2019.106344

Sena, Guillaume Noumonvi Yawu; Chokmani, Karem; Gloaguen, Erwan & Bernier, Monique (2019). Critical analysis of the snow survey network according to the spatial variability of snow water equivalent (swe) on Eastern Mainland CanadaHydrology, 6 (2): Art. 55.
DOI: 10.3390/hydrology6020055

Bouzaglou, Véronique; Crestani, Elena; Salandin, Paolo; Gloaguen, Erwan & Camporese, Matteo (2018). Ensemble kalman filter assimilation of ERT data for numerical modeling of seawater intrusion in a laboratory experimentWater, 10 (4): Art. 397.
DOI: 10.3390/w10040397

Gloaguen, Erwan; Dupuis, Christian J. & Giroux, Bernard (2018). Portrait de la géophysique au Québec. Geologues, 198: 65-68.

Martel, Richard; Castellazzi, Pascal; Gloaguen, Erwan; Trépanier, Luc & Garfias, Jaime (2018). ERT, GPR, InSAR, and tracer tests to characterize karst aquifer systems under urban areas: The case of Quebec CityGeomorphology, 310: 45-56.
DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.03.003

Nasr, Maher; Raymond, Jasmin; Malo, Michel & Gloaguen, Erwan (2018). Geothermal potential of the St. Lawrence Lowlands sedimentary basin from well log analysisGeothermics, 75: 68-80.
DOI: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2018.04.004

Nussaumer, Raphaël; Mariéthoz, Grégoire; Gloaguen, Erwan & Holliger, Klaus (2018). Which path to choose in sequential gaussian simulationMath. Geosci., 50 (1): 97-120.
DOI: 10.1007/s11004-017-9699-5

Nussbaumer, Raphaël; Mariethoz, Grégoire; Gravey, Mathieu; Gloaguen, Erwan & Holliger, Klaus (2018). Accelerating Sequential Gaussian Simulation with a constant pathComput. Geosci., 112: 121-132.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2017.12.006

Blouin, Martin & Gloaguen, Erwan (2017). Colored inversionThe Leading Edge, 36 (10): 858-861.
DOI: 10.1190/tle36100858.1

Blouin, Martin; Le Ravalec, Mickaele; Gloaguen, Erwan & Adelinet, Mathilde (2017). Porosity estimation in the Fort Worth basin constrained by 3D seismic attributes integrated in a sequential bayesian simulation frameworkGeophysics, 82 (4): M67-M80.
DOI: 10.1190/geo2016-0506.1

Bouchedda, Abderrezak; Giroux, Bernard & Gloaguen, Erwan (2017). Constrained electrical resistivity tomography Bayesian inversion using inverse Matérn covariance matrixGeophysics, 82 (3): E129-E141.
DOI: 10.1190/geo2015-0673.1

Caté, Antoine; Perozzi, Lorenzo; Gloaguen, Erwan & Blouin, Martin (2017). Machine learning as a tool for geologistsThe Leading Edge, 36 (3): 215-219.
DOI: 10.1190/tle36030215.1

Fabien-Ouellet, Gabriel; Gloaguen, Erwan & Giroux, Bernard (2017). Time-domain seismic modeling in viscoelastic media for full waveform inversion on heterogeneous computing platforms with OpenCLComput. Geosci., 100: 142-155.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2016.12.004

Fabien-Ouellet, Gabriel; Gloaguen, Erwan & Giroux, Bernard (2017). Time domain viscoelastic full waveform inversionGeophys. J. Int., 209 (3): 1718-1734.
DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggx110

Fabien-Ouellet, Gabriel; Gloaguen, Erwan & Plassart, Gaël (2017). Integrating geophysics and soil sampling for site characterization: A kernel approachJ. Environ. Eng. Geophys., 22 (3): 305-308.
DOI: 10.2113/JEEG22.3.305

Fresia, Bastien; Ross, Pierre-Simon; Gloaguen, Erwan & Bourke, Alexandre (2017). Lithological discrimination based on statistical analysis of multi-sensor drill core logging data in the Matagami VMS district, Quebec, CanadaOre Geol. Rev., 80: 552-563.
DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.07.019

Laanaya, Fatima; St-Hilaire, André & Gloaguen, Erwan (2017). Water temperature modelling: comparison between the generalized additive model, logistic, residuals regression and linear regression modelsHydrol. Sci. J., 62 (7): 1078-1093.
DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2016.1246799

Perozzi, Lorenzo; Giroux, Bernard; Schmitt, Douglas R. & Gloaguen, Erwan (2017). Sensitivity of seismic response for monitoring CO2 math formula storage in a low porosity reservoir of the St Lawrence Lowlands, Québec, Canada: Part 2 – Synthetic modelingGreenhouse Gases: Sci. Technol., 7 (4): 613-623.
DOI: 10.1002/ghg.1670

Perozzi, Lorenzo; Giroux, Bernard; Schmitt, Douglas R.; Gloaguen, Erwan & Kofman, Randy S. (2017). Sensitivity of seismic response for monitoring CO2 storage in a low porosity reservoir of the St Lawrence Lowlands, Québec, Canada: Part 1 – Laboratory measurementsGreenhouse Gases: Sci. Technol., 7 (4): 602-612.
DOI: 10.1002/ghg.1671

Gardet, Caroline; Le Ravalec, Mickaele & Gloaguen, Erwan (2016). Pattern-based conditional simulation with a raster path: a few techniques to make it more efficientStoch. Environ. Res. Risk Asses., 30 (2): 429-446.
DOI: 10.1007/s00477-015-1207-1

Paradis, Daniel; Gloaguen, Erwan; Lefebvre, René & Giroux, Bernard (2016). A field proof-of-concept of tomographic slug tests in an anisotropic littoral aquiferJ. Hydrol., 536: 61-73.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.02.041

Paradis, Daniel; Lefebvre, René; Gloaguen, Erwan & Giroux, Bernard (2016). Comparison of slug and pumping tests for hydraulic tomography experiments: a practical perspectiveEnviron. Earth Sci., 75: Art. 1159.
DOI: 10.1007/s12665-016-5935-4

Perozzi, Lorenzo; Gloaguen, Erwan; Giroux, Bernard & Holliger, Klaus (2016). A stochastic inversion workflow for monitoring the distribution of CO2 injected into deep saline aquifersComput. Geosci., 20 (6): 1287-1300.
DOI: 10.1007/s10596-016-9590-3

Sena, Guillaume Noumonvi Yawu; Chokmani, Karem; Gloaguen, Erwan & Bernier, Monique (2016). Analyse multi-échelles de la variabilité spatiale de l’équivalent en eau de la neige (EEN) sur le territoire de l’Est du CanadaHydrol. Sci. J., 62 (3): 359-377.
DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2015.1022552

Blouin, M. & Gloaguen, E. (2015). Comprehensive geophysical data integration and stratigraphic contacts delineation in a regional hydrogeological characterization studyJ. Environ. Eng. Geophys., 20 (2): 183-193.
DOI: 10.2113/JEEG20.2.183

Marcotte, D. & Gloaguen, E. (2015). Exact conditioning of Gaussian fields on wavelet coefficientsMath. Geosci., 47 (3): 277-300.
DOI: 10.1007/s11004-014-9552-z

Paradis, D.; Gloaguen, E.; Lefebvre, R. & Giroux, B. (2015). Resolution analysis of tomographic slug test head data: two-dimensional radial caseWater Resour. Res., 51 (4): 2356-2376.
DOI: 10.1002/2013WR014785

Paradis, D.; Lefebvre, R.; Gloaguen, E. & Rivera, A. (2015). Predicting hydrofacies and hydraulic conductivity from direct-push data using a data-driven relevance vector machine approach: Motivations, algorithms and applicationWater Resour. Res., 51 (1): 481-505.
DOI: 10.1002/2014WR015452