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Simon Bélanger
Université du Québec à Rimouski

Simon Belanger is a professor in remote sensing at the Université du Québec a Rimouski (UQAR). He has more than ten years of experience in the field of ocean colour remote sensing. Simon worked successively for the department of fisheries and oceans of Canada (DFO) at Maurice Lamontagne Institute (MLI), the European Space Agency (ESA-ESRIN) and ACRI-ST. He defended in November 2006 his PhD thesis entitled "Response of light-related carbon fluxes in the Arctic Ocean to climate change: Quantification and monitoring of dissolved organic matter photo-oxidation in the Beaufort Sea using satellite remote sensing" under the direction of Dr Marcel Babin at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV). Simon is conducting research projects in the field of application of remote sensing to ocean biogeochemistry problems, including the development of ocean colour algorithms. He has created the AquaTel lab (Laboratoire d'optique aquatique et de télédétection) at UQAR.


Project Member

Arc3Bio (Marine Biodiversity, Biological Productivity and Biogeochemistry in the Changing Canadian Arctic)

Primary Address

Université du Québec à Rimouski
Departement de Biologie, Chimie et Géographie
300 allée des ursulines
Rimouski, Quebec G5L 3A1

Phone: 418-723-1986 (1969)

Fax: 418-724-1849