Marcel Babin

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada's New Arctic Frontier; Director of the Takuvik Joint International ULaval-CNRS Laboratory Department of Biology, Université Laval (Québec, QC)

Dr. Marcel Babin is an internationally recognized authority in marine optics and remote sensing.

Before becoming the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada's New Arctic Frontier and director of Takuvik, Dr. Babin was principal investigator at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche in France. He also recently developed and led Malina, a joint France-Canada-U.S. project that explores how sunlight-driven processes affect biodiversity and ecosystem processes in the Arctic Ocean. The project included an expedition to the Canadian Beaufort Sea in 2009. Dr. Babin has worked at many prestigious institutions in North America and Europe and in close collaboration with several space agencies.

Dr. Babin has published extensively in leading international journals such as Limnology and Oceanography and in the Journal of Geophysical Research. He recently edited Real-Time Coastal Observing Systems for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics and Harmful Algal Blooms.

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