Access to applications and data

Ocean Forecasts

Ocean ForecastsForecasts of water levels, currents, ice conditions and surface water temperature: access to official data from the Canadian Hydrographic Service and Environment Canada. »

Observation Network

Observation NetworkAccess real time and archive data from a multitude of scientific instruments measuring the state of the sea: buoys, tide gauges, thermographs and weather stations. »


BiodiversityThrough this interactive Web tool, access scientific data or citizen science data on the abundance and distribution of many species found in the St. Lawrence. »


NavigationFind relevant navigation information on a single page: tide, observations and forecasts, maritime traffic and more. »

Crowdsourcing Tools

Crowdsourcing ToolsHelp document the presence and distribution of species in the St. Lawrence, such as capelin and marine mammals, including species at risk. By doing so, enrich the data base of the "Biodiversity" Web application.

Capelin Observers Network-CON »
Marine Mammal Observation Network-MMON »

Environmental References

Environmental ReferencesDiscover various types of documents of general interest about your area through this friendly mapped Web tool. In collaboration with our member, similar documents will gradually be integrated to this tool.

Natural sites of interest »

Access to information content

American Lobster

American LobsterFind out all about the lobster: where it lives, how it grows, what it eats, the history of the lobster's fishery and the management of this resource. »


BiodiversityLearn more about the source of the data, the rationale behind the sampling programs of our members, the sampling methods, the biology of the species, their importance, and more.

Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program (AZMP)

Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program (AZMP)Follow the results of this program involving 4 regions of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO): the Gulf, Newfoundland & Labrador, Maritimes-Scotia-Fundy and Quebec. This program aims to provide the tools needed to detect, monitor and predict changes in productivity and state of the environment of the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Ocean. »

Species Identification Guide

Species Identification GuideDiscover identification guides for a multitude of species of the St. Lawrence ecosystem. French names, English and scientific (Latin), photographs, details of the characteristics of the species are provided. »

2014: 116 000 visits
Conditions of Use
The surface currents and ice concentration archives and forecast available on SLGO portal are extremely important for our projects, particularly aiming in better understanding the drift and marine dispersion, but also in building bridges between research, government operational services, users and policy makers.

Dany Dumont
Professor, Institut des sciences de la mer - ISMER