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St. Lawrence Global Observatory
Our mission: To promote the sharing and pooling of scientific information on the St. Lawrence ecosystem
Support the SLGO
Join SLGO means supporting access to the best sources of information on the St. Lawrence.
For Surface Currents of the St. Lawrence
Water Levels integrated into the "Marine Conditions" Application
Various databases: Birds • Crustaceans • Fish • Marine Mammals
Know the Atlas of Bank Restoration of St. Lawrence and directory identification projects of natural environments of interest in southern Quebec
Access to applications and data
Water levels, currents, sea ice conditions and surface water temperature forecasts from official data sources: Canadian Hydrographic Service (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) and Environment and Climate Change Canada. »
Real-time and archive data from a network of scientific instruments deployed across the St. Lawrence: buoys, tide gauges, thermographs and weather stations. »
Scientific data about the abundance and distribution of species living in the St. Lawrence. »
Data and information integrated into a single Web interface: tides, observations, forecasts, marine traffic, infrastructures and other sites of interest. »
Crowdsourcing Web tools allowing citizens to document the presence and distribution of species living in the St. Lawrence (including capelin, marine mammals and certain species at risk) and to contribute to enhancing the "Biodiversity" application.
General interest documentation presented in a user-friendly interface: protected areas, natural sites and restoration plans. »
Access to informative content
Everything about lobster: its growth, habitat, feeding habits, the history of lobster fishing and how this resource is managed. »
Results of the Fisheries and Oceans Canada's AZMP program whose objectives are the detection, monitoring and forecasting of environmental changes in the St. Lawrence and Atlantic zone ecosystems. »
Identification of marine species of the St. Lawrence ecosystem: names (French, English and scientific), photographs and characteristics of various species along with their distribution. »