Climate change

Climate change has innumerable consequences for the environment. Whether it is on forest, ocean or lake ecosystems, agriculture, cryosphere or environmental risks, CARTEL is working to better understand the impacts of climate change. CARTEL researchers working on the topic Yannick Huot (Oceanography, surface hydrology, water quality)Richard Fournier (Wetlands, watersheds)Kalifa Goïta (Changes in surface water levels)Alexa...

Centre d’applications et de recherche en télédétection

Created in 1985, CARTEL is one of the most important remote sensing university research centres in Canada. Research at CARTEL CARTEL is a dynamic group of researchers, students and postdoctoral fellows who conduct research aimed at advancing knowledge in remote sensing and its applications to Earth observation. CARTEL's studies cover the four extremities of the globe, from the poles to the tropics, from continents to oceans, as well as a wide variety of ...

Wetlands, surface waters and oceans

Wetlands, surface waters and oceans
The oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface. The monitoring and follow-up of our oceans is essential and carried out thanks to the remote sensing of the main water parameters such as: temperature, salinity, phytoplankton concentration... The Cartel is equipped with a laboratory specialized in the study of phytoplankton and its optical properties. Freshwater is just as important: with more than one million lakes, Canada has a large proportion of...

Cryosphere and northern environments

Cryosphere and northern environments
Climate change is transforming the Arctic landscape. The global rise in temperature has a greater impact on certain regions and the impacts are varied: damage to permafrost, changes in snow cover affecting albedo, fauna and the quantity of water accumulated in watersheds. The study of snow cover is also extremely important from a public safety perspective where its characterization helps to identify areas at risk of avalanche. The snow cover expertise of...

Urban environmental study

Urban environmental study
The modification of rural and urban landscapes forces the rapid updating of useful information and maps for these territories. This update is used to support informed decision-making in areas such as land use planning, road safety, urban and interurban transportation. Lynda Bellalite (spatial planning, urban planning, road safety) Kalifa Goïta (satellite positioning, cadastre)

Environmental Risks and Human Security

Environmental Risks and Human Security
Extreme weather events have been more frequent in recent years. Whether or not they are caused by climate change on a global scale, these events sometimes lead to disasters that must be managed. Meteorology is not the only area with which a risk measure is associated. Environmental and atmospheric pollution, risks associated with soil loss and forest fires are only a few examples of situations where there is a need to assess risk. The latter ultimately hav...