Partners

We did not get here alone. ORS | GEERG researchers rely on the support of corporations and institutions to sustain our work. These generous contributions extend the range and scope of our operations, and they allow us to be more effective and productive in the field.

BANNER IMAGE: Our research vessel is powered by twin BRP/Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines. Photo © Jeffrey Gallant | GEERG

“We did not get here alone. To all of our friends and partners, thank you!”

BRP

Boat engines

Our research vessel Skalugsuak was retrofitted with twin award-winning E-TEC G2 300 HP engines and ICON digital controls. Evinrude (BRP) outboard engines are consistently rated among the best outboard engines in the world and the new G2 is in a class of its own. They are also among the cleanest and the most environmentally efficient engines available on the market today.

Verreault Navigation

Shipyard

Donation, refit and maintenance of the R/V Skalugsuak. In a half-century marked by skill and dedication, the Verreault family has made a name for itself as a leader in the navigation, construction, transformation and repair of ships. We are proud that our new research vessel was donated and modernised by our local shipyard, renowned throughout the country as one of the finest.

Aquatica Digital

Housings

Aquatica Digital is a Canadian manufacturer of fine quality aluminum housings for underwater photography.  Aquatica, along with its two sister companies, Amphibico, the well established leader in the world of underwater video, and Technical Lighting Control, manufacturer of the original strobe arm that started it all, is dedicated to fulfilling your requirements in underwater imaging.

URSUIT

Drysuits

Ursuit (Turku, Finland) manufactures drysuits for all kinds of water activities, both under and above the surface. Main product groups are diving, rescue and recreational drysuits. The Ursuit drysuit range consists of over 15 standard surface drysuit models and over 10 standard diving drysuit models in many colours for both men and women.

Shearwater Research

Dive computers

Shearwater Research designs and manufactures computers for divers demanding more from themselves and their diving experience. Whether you’re an air, nitrox, multi gas trimix or closed circuit rebreather diver, Shearwater offers products which are powerful, simple and reliable.

Deep Trekker

ROVs

Deep Trekker designs and manufactures durable, innovative, portable and affordable underwater ROVs and submersible robots to solve a suite of environmental and industrial situations. The DTG3 is a mini observation-class underwater ROV that allows us to look for sharks beyond the depth limitations of scuba diving, and in risky environments.

Zoo de Granby

Conservation

The researchers and scientists at Zoo de Granby are passionate about their work, and strive to improve the quality of life for animals and better understand their behaviour, and above all protect endangered species. They collaborate on and manage research and conservation projects, both at the Zoo and in the wild, including GEERG shark research and conservation.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Conservation

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada aims to foster a culture of sustainability that supports the environmental protection and conservation goals of the organization and the greater public, while building a strong legacy of ecological stewardship. The Aquarium assists charities that contribute to marine conservation, including GEERG.

Groupe Bourret

Logistics

Groupe Bourret has been in the shipping business for nearly 100 years. Based in our hometown of Drummondville, Groupe Bourret has supported our expeditions and projects for nearly three decades, including logistical support such as the transport and storage of our equipment, and by helping us maintain and operate our small fleet of boats.

Friends of ORS | GEERG

People
ARBOUR, Sylvie
BARRETTE, Blaise
BATT, John
BERGERON, Réjean
BOUCHARD, Marcel
BUNTIC, Ratko
CERNY, Norm & Chantale
CHOROMANSKI, Joe
DESGAGNÉS, Jean
DOUBILET, David
FOREST, Jean-Yves
HARVEY-CLARK, Chris
HAYES, Jennifer
HILDIBRANDSSON, Guðjón
IMBAULT, Luc
LACOURSIÈRE, Jacques
LAFOND, France
LAROCHE, Guy
MARK, Jane
MOURANT, Jean-Denis
MOURANT, Philippe
NADEAU, Daniel
RIOUX, Roma
ROBERT, Michel
ROUSSEL, Maude
SAVIGNAC, Richard
SIMONEAU, Clifford
SIMARD, Alain
SIMARD, Guylaine
TESSIER, Pierre
Companies & Organisations
Amphibico
Aquart
Aquatica Digital
Bioapp
Boisvert Marine (Sorel-Tracy)
Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP)
Bourret International | Bourret Transport
Club Nautique de Baie-Comeau
Cochran Undersea Technology
Creaform
Debdive
Deep Trekker
Drummondville Marine
Evinrude
FBL | Comptabilité et CPA
Force Fin
Fourth Element
Groupe Maritime Verreault
Halcyon Dive Systems
Horiba Scientific
Kimpex
Nocturnal Lights
NP Publicité
Ocean Technology Systems (OTS)
Pëko Design
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Santi
Seabright Marine
Scuba Central
Scuba Shack Muskoka
Shearwater Research
Sixpro
Transport Bourret
Très’Arts d’ici
URSUIT OY
Vemco
Verreault Navigation
Videoray
Education & Research
Aquarium du Québec
Atlantic Salmon Federation
Biodôme de Montréal
Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum
CEGEP de Drummondville
CFP Paul-Rousseau
Dalhousie University
Exploramer
GREMM
Jardin des glaciers
Maurice Lamontagne Institute (DFO)
Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS)
Montréal Science Centre
Musée du Fjord
Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network
Réseau d’observation de mammifères marins (ROMM)
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Ville de Baie-Comeau
Zoo de Granby