“A man alone is in bad company.”

— Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997), himself citing Paul Valéry (1871-1945)

ORS researchers and contributors are dedicated and passionate experts from diverse fields working together to better understand, and ultimately, help protect the most misrepresented yet essential animals in the world ocean, sharks. Although our work in the St. Lawrence could easily employ the entire team on a full-time basis, there is little money to sustain our work. As a result, all of our field activities and off-season research are conducted on a volunteer basis. What we lack in funding, we more than make up in enthusiasm and resolve!

Team

Jeffrey Gallant, M.Sc.
Founder | Scientific Director

Paul Boissinot
Diving Safety Officer | Board of Directors

Jean-Louis Courteau
Artist-in-Residence

Marc-André Gaudreau, Ph.D. (UQTR)
Engineering | Diving

Patricia Hay
Accounting

Paul Lemay
Logistics | Board of Directors

Thomas Leszkiewicz, B.Sc.
Science | Diving

Board of Advisors

Chris Harvey-Clark, Ph.D. (Dalhousie University)
Mauricio Hoyos, Ph.D. (Pelagios Kakunjá)
Lyne Morissette, Ph.D. (M – Expertise Marine | Balad’eau)
Simon Paquin (EcoMaris)
Noé Sardet (Parafilms)

Friends of ORS

People
ARBOUR, Sylvie
BARRETTE, Blaise
BATT, John
BERGERON, Réjean
BLAIS, Pierre
BOUCHARD, Marcel
BUNTIC, Ratko
CERNY, Norm & Chantale
CHOROMANSKI, Joe
DESGAGNÉS, Jean
DOUBILET, David
FOREST, Jean-Yves
GALLANT, Luka
HAY GALLANT, Davy
HAYES, Jennifer
HILDIBRANDSSON, Guðjón
IMBAULT, Luc
LACOURSIÈRE, Jacques (1931-2007)
LAFOND, France
LAROCHE, Guy
LEDUC, François
MARK, Jane
MOURANT, Jean-Denis
MOURANT, Philippe
NADEAU, Daniel
OUELLETTE, Pierre
RIOUX, Roma
ROBERT, Michel
ROUSSEL, Maude
SAVIGNAC, Richard
SIMONEAU, Clifford (1959-2005)
SIMARD, Alain
SIMARD, Guylaine
TESSIER, Pierre
Companies & Organisations
Apneacity – Freediving School
Aquatica Digital

Boisvert Marine (Sorel-Tracy)
Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP)
Bourret International
Club Nautique de Baie-Comeau
Creaform
Debdive
Deep Trekker

Distillerie du 29 octobre
EcoMaris

Evinrude
Force Fin
Groupe Maritime Verreault
Horiba Scientific
Marchés IGA Clément

Ocean Technology Systems (OTS)
Parafilms
REVO Canada

Scuba Shack Muskoka
Shearwater Research
Sherwood Scuba

URSUIT OY
Verreault Navigation
Education & Research
Aquarium du Québec
Biodôme de Montréal
Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum
CEGEP de Drummondville
CFP Paul-Rousseau
CNIMI

Dalhousie University
Exploramer
GREMM
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