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Quebec Geoscience Centre


The Centre Eau Terre Environnement and the Quebec division of the Geological Survey of Canada work together under a scientific collaboration agreement between the INRS and Natural Resources Canada. This university–government partnership has created the most important multidisciplinary research group in geosciences in Canada, the Quebec Geoscience Centre (Centre géoscientifique de Québec).


Researchers focus on pertinent socio-economic issues by increasing the knowledge available related to regional geology, georesources (groundwater, minerals and fossil fuels) and environmental geoscience (natural hazards, environmental geodynamics, characterization and restoration of contaminated sites, climate change).




Canada Research Chairs


Canada Research Chair in Bioconversion of Waste Water and Sewage Sludge into High-Value-Added Products

Chairholder: Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi

Developing ecological and cost-effective processes for the treatment and conversion of waste water and sewage sludge into enzymes, bio-insecticides, bio-herbicides, biofungicides, bio-inoculants and bioplastics.


Canada Research Chair in Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements

Chairholder: Claude Fortin

Understanding the mechanisms that regulate the impact of metals on aquatic organisms in order to provide aquatic ecosystems with better protection from potentially harmful trace elements.


Canada Research Chair in Environmental Sedimentology

Chairholder: Pierre Francus

Studying sedimentary dynamics with a CT scan to better understand deposition and erosion processes in order to assist in the sustainable management of marine, coastal, and fluvial environments.


Canada Research Chair in Geophysical and Geological Data Assimilation for Stochastic Geological Modelling

ChairholderErwan Goaguen

Opitmizing the integration of data from different sources to improve the quality of 3D geological models used to predict geological variables for sites of economical or environmental value.




Other chair


Research Chair on the Geothermal Energy Potential in the North

ChairholderJasmin Raymond

Renewable and affordable energy production is a key aspect of the development of northern communities. Funded by the Institut nordique du Québec, this chair’s objective is to improve our understanding of the potential and viability of exploiting geothermal resources in the North. 

Research Groups


Research Group in Statistical Hydroclimatology (GRHS)

Leading professors: Fateh Chebana & André St-Hilaire


Research Group on Sedimentary Basin Energy Resources of (GRREBS)

Leading professor: Michel Malo


Geophysical Imaging and Measurements Laboratory (LIAMG)

Leading professor: Erwan Gloaguen