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SLGO is the first integrated ocean observing system in Canada.
Professor/Researcher, physical oceanography
Although the era of great polar expeditions is over, there is still a lot to be learned about polar and sub-polar environments and the role they play with respect to the climate system. An integrated approach based upon the collection of new data and numerical modelling is adopted in order to understand their complex processes and interactions.
My interests focus mostly on wave-ice field interactions within the ice margin, ice field dynamics, ice-covered coastal zone oceanography and the marine ecosystem response to water column physical processes, all of which I study through numerical modelling. I am therefore asking what and how to model in order to better understand nature, its functions and its representations.
Professor, physical oceanography
The ocean is a turbulent fluid moving through various spatial and temporal scales, ranging from oceanic basin circulation to small vortices only a centimeter wide. Due to non-linear equations driving ocean movements, all scales interact with each other. However, global ocean circulation numerical models used to predict climate changes cannot solve horizontal scales inferior to a few kilometers.