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Earth Sciences

Mining, groundwater, coastal erosion, shale gas, geothermal energy: The high demand for mineral, oil, and gas resources; sustainable groundwater management; the environmental risks associated with geological processes; and the impact of climate change are all issues of concern to our geoscience researchers.

Research conducted at the INRS emphasizes current geological processes and how they impact the environment. The Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre and the Quebec office of the Quebec Geoscience Centre (a division of Natural Resources Canada) have partnered to create the and are working together under a scientific collaboration agreement. The partnership has spawned one of the biggest geoscience research groups in the country, including one of Canada’s top hydrogeology hubs.

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