Amundsen Science is the not-for-profit corporation responsible for the management of the scientific mandate of the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen. Primarily funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation through Université Laval, Amundsen Science maintains the ship’s pool of scientific equipment, coordinates the deployment of the icebreaker for science in collaboration with the Canadian Coast Guard, and provides technical support at sea to user programs.





Louis Fortier, our inspiration



Marcel Babin

Ph.D. in Biology
Université Laval

Scientific Leader and CEO

Alexandre Forest

Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography
Université Laval

Executive Director and COO

Anissa Merzouk

Ph.D. in Oceanography
Université Laval

Marine Research Manager

Luc Michaud

MSc in Marine Biology
Université Laval

Scientific Equipment Manager

Simon Morisset

MSc in Ocean Science
Université du sud Toulon-Var

Oceanographic Instrumentation Professional

Shawn Meredyk

MSc in Marine Biology and Engineering
Memorial University

Mooring Instrumentation Professional

Christophe Perron

M.Sc in Biophotonics
Université Laval

Oceanographic Instrumentation Professional

Pascal Guillot

MSc in Physical Oceanography
Institut des Sciences de la Mer de Rimouski

Data Quality Manager

Amélie Desmarais

MSc in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
McGill University

Logistics, Administrative and Communication Coordinator

Tahiana Ratsimbazafy

MSc in Water Science
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre

Data Management and Valorization Coordinator

Daniel Amirault

BSc in Technologies of Ocean Mapping
Memorial University

Marine Geomatics Professional

Francine Dugré

PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Université Laval

Accounting and Management Technician

Martine Desgagnés

BSc in accounting
Université du Québec à Rimouski

Accounting and Management Technician

Christopher Morrissey

BSc in Underwater Vehicles Technology
Marine Institute

Marine Robotics Professional

Thibaud Dezutter

MSc in Marine Biology
Université Laval

Oceanographic Instrumentation and Research Professional

Marcia Pearson

MSc in Water and Coastal Management
Universidad de Càdiz

Oceanographic Instrumentation  Professional


Cécile Langevin

Student in Oceanography

Oceanographic Instrumentation Intern


Dylan Roux

BSc in Oceanography

Oceanographic Instrumentation Intern