Testimonials

Expressions of appreciation
I use your web site to know the ice conditions before I go out on the St. Lawrence river with my ice canoe team. This allows us to secure our practices on the river and get an idea of the paths to choose when there is ice in strong current. The data you provide considerably increases our safety on the river in winter.
Fabien Dupont
Ice Canoe Team Creaform - ABB - Norton Rose
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The data available on SLGO are very useful and easily usable. I used them for my trip on the St. Lawrence between Montreal and the Magdalen Islands in 2011, and now I visit the portal regularly when I'm out sailing. Thank you a lot for your beautiful work, it is essential for navigators and lovers of the river alike!
Mylène Paquette
First person from the Americas to cross the North Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat
Transport Canada
I am a Marine Safety Inspector for Transport Canada, Quebec office, and I use your SLGO Web site during our winter period, your work is very valuable to us for our predictions
Martin Desaulniers
Inspector, Marine Safety - Transport Canada
Corporation des gestionnaires de phares du Saint-Laurent
We are very proud to be one of St. Lawrence Global Observatory's (SLGO) collaborator and we encourage our partner to add this website to their "favorites". The data are accessible to all free on the Web portal: slgo.ca
Jean Cloutier
Vice-président
Published in: 
Le Bulletin des amis des phares, No. 17, Fall 2013
ZIP Committees
Since the beginning of my career in environment, I have refer to the Atlas of Bank Restoration Sites of the St. Lawrence River and use its files to identify and develop realistic projects which were subjected to a rigorous analysis. I am greatly thankful to SLGO that allows access to this useful tool for my work and I invite you to keep it available as long as possible.
Alexandre Joly
Executive Director of Accès Fleuve Ville-Marie ZIP Committee
Canadian Hydrographic Association
The themes Environment and Navigation [SLGO] provide interesting data in real or near real time to all users of the St. Lawrence. All you need is an electronic tool that has a connection to the Internet to get access to measured and expected water level or to expected tidal currents and to surface water temperature. If you want to plan ahead, SLGO can offer you the full range of data available for the desired period.
Bernard Labrecque
President, Canadian Hydrographic Association-Quebec Branch
Published in: 
Québec Yachting, vol. 37 no. 1, Winter 2014
Corporation des pilotes du Saint-Laurent Central Inc.
As part of my professional activities, I regularly use the Ocean forecast water level data found on SLGO's portal; There, I collect important data to plan my travels in the fluvial section of the St. Lawrence.
Jacquelin Hardy
Marine Pilot QBC-TRV
Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (MLI-DFO)
We use historical data of freshwater runoffs and temperature (satellite imagery) to study the relationship between environmental conditions in the upper estuary of the St. Lawrence and abundance, growth and condition of fish larvae.
Catherine Couillard, dmv, PhD
Research Scientist
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As a data producer in operational oceanography, we issue daily forecasts of water levels, currents and surface temperature, and ice. For us, SLGO represents an effective means of communication that allows users to have access to our forecast at the right time, without delay and without any intermediary.
Denis Lefaivre, PhD
Operational oceanography
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Members of the Capelin Observers Network (CON) now report their observations on spawning capelin on the St. Lawrence Global Observatory's (SLGO) portal. This collaboration between observers, SLGO and Fisheries and Oceans Canada allows us to keep the Registry alive and accessible. The CON couldn't find better partners to document spawning capelin, share and disseminate its information.
Anne Lagacé
Manager - Oceans Management
Institut des sciences de la mer - ISMER-UQAR
I regularly use the surface current data from SLGO's Ocean Forecasts web application in my Experimental Oceanography teaching class; it helps my students to make comparisons between current observations collected at sea aboard the Coriolis II at Mission Internship and digital forecasts delivered online. This is a very instructive exercise that allows students to better understand the complexity of currents in the Gulf.
Daniel Bourgault
Professor
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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
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In my research project, I regularly use the surface currents data made available through SLGO's Ocean forecast Web application. I also use the measured data at the scientific buoy IML-4. SLGO allows me to quickly and easily access the data that are important to my work.
Cédric Chavanne
Professor