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The R/V Coriolis II (Research vessels)

In close collaboration with REFORMAR, the laboratory contributed to the geophysical and coring capabilities of the R/V Coriolis II. The vessel can now deploy box, gravity, piston and multi-corers. The ship can also map the seafloor and its sediments with precision in shallow and deep waters (...)

Uwitec platform (Fieldwork and geophysics)

This plateform can be used for piston coring with the Uwitec corer (mettre lien de notre site avec le carottier) in lakes and coastal areas, as well as for geophysical surveys (see below). Uwitec platform Example of a Uwitec platform. (a) Platform used for a multibeam bathymetric (...)

Cryogenic magnetometer (Laboratory instruments)

This state-of-the-art magnetometer is designed to measure very small magnetic variations in continuous u-channel samples at 1 cm intervals. The magnetometer is equipped with three SQUIDS (Superconducting QUantum Interference Device Sensor) that are cooled to six Kelvins with a new type of (...)

CCGS Amundsen (Research vessels)

In the framework of the ArcticNet and Green Edge research programs, the laboratory conducts geophysical surveys and coring on board the CCGS Amundsen. Ice-breaker CCGS Amundsen. Photo: Wikipedia (T. Pichugina)

Alternating gradient force magnetometer (Laboratory instruments)

An alternating gradient force magnetometer was recently installed in the laboratory. This magnetometer is used to determine the magnetic mineralogy and granulometry of the magnetic grains present in the sediments. Princeton Measurements Corp. MicroMag model 2900 Alternating Gradient Force (...)

Corers (Fieldwork and geophysics)

The laboratory owns or have access to various models of corers that can be used onboard of an oceanographic vessel : piston, gravity or box corer and "multicorer". The laboratory owns also a piston corer that is used on lakes (on frozen lakes or on a special platform). Gravity Core (...)

R/V Louis-Edmond-Hamelin (Research vessels)

In close collaboration with Patrick Lajeunesse (Université Laval), the laboratory conducts research on board the R/V Louis-Edmond-Hamelin. The vessel is equipped with diverse geophysical (multibeam echosounder, side scan sonar and subbottom profiler) and coring equipment (grab sampler and small (...)

Sparker SQUID 2000 and SQUID 500 (Fieldwork and geophysics)

A SQUID 2000 sparker from Applied Acoustics is used to acquire high-resolution seismic profiles in several hundred meters of sediments. This instrument is composed of two principal components: a series of hydrophones and a catamaran with the source (up to 2.4 kJ) composed of several series of (...)

MSCL analysis bench (Laboratory instruments)

The Multi Sensor Core Logger (MSCL) can simultaneously measure several parameters at the same interval and at high resolution. This device can accept sediment cores from various lengths ant diameters. It also accepts whole or split cores. Multi Sensor Core Logger from Geotek Our MSCL is (...)

Seistec boomer (Fieldwork and geophysics)

The laboratory uses a Seistec boomer from IKB Technologies to acquire very high-resolution seismic profiles in shallower waters than the sparker. This system is composed of an integrated source and receiver. The instrument is connected to a power supply (up to 2,4 kJ) and to the CODA DA2000 (...)

University of Quebec at Rimouski

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paleomagnetism and marine geology

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310 Allée des Ursulines, C.P. 3300

Rimouski (Québec) G5L 3A1


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