Forging sustainability

Caroline Lavoie

Caroline Lavoie

Assistant Researcher


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  • Department: Geosciences
  • Research Group: Physical Oceanography & Marine Geology (POMG)
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: ResearcherID= J-5968-2013; Author=(Lavoie C) AND Address=(Aveiro OR OGS OR Hamilton College OR University of Barcelona OR Laval University)


Publications

Projects

PES - Pockmarks and fluid seepage in the Estremadura Spur: implications for regional geology, biology, and petroleum systems See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Ricardo Correia (not a CESAM member)

Undergraduate project (Co-supervisor): Ricardo Correia (not a CESAM member)

Fieldwork experience


  • 2014. TOTTEN Cruise/East Antarctica (Ice-breaker RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer vessel, USA). US National Science Foundation (NSF). PI Dr. Amy Leventer. 46 days.

  • 2013. EROS Cruise/Barlavento Coast, southern Portuguese continental shelf. PI Dr. Luis Pinheiro

  • 2012. LARISSA Cruise/Antarctic Peninsula (Ice-breaker RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer vessel, USA). US National Science Foundation (NSF). PI Dr. Maria Vernet. 40 days.

  • 2010. LARISSA Cruise/Antarctic Peninsula (Ice-breaker RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer vessel, USA). US National Science Foundation (NSF). PI Dr. Eugene Domack. 60 days.

  • 2009. HERMESIONE Cruise/Alboran Sea, Ibiza Channel, Valencia Gulf and North Catalan Continental Margin, Mediterranean Sea (B/O Hespérides, Spain). European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. PI Dr. Miquel Canals. 21 days.

  • 2008-2006. Daily Cartographic Cruises/Catalunya continental shelf Mediterranean Sea (B/O Lluerna, Spain).

  • 2007. EUROLEON Cruise/Eivissa Channel and Blanes, LaFonera and Cap de Creus Canyons, Mediterranean Sea (B/O Hespérides, Spain). European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme; Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica. PI Dr. Miquel Canals. 19 days.

  • 2007. SVAIS Cruise/Arctic Ocean, Norway (B/O Hespérides, Spain). Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica. PI Dr. Angelo Camerlenghi. 18 days.

  • 2006. MERICA Cruise/Arctic Ocean, Canada (Icebreaker CCGS Pierre Radisson, Canada). 15 days.

  • 2005. WABUSH Cruise/Wabush Lake, Newfoundland. Iron Ore Company of Canada. PI Dr. C. Lavoie. 20 days.

  • 2004. ARCTICNET Cruise/Labrador Sea and Arctic Ocean, Canada (Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen, Canada). PI Dr. Louis Fortier. 23 days.

  • 2004. PhD Project (winter)/East coast of Hudson Bay. PI Dr. C. Lavoie. 7 days.

  • 2004-2002. PhD Project (3 summers)/East coast of Hudson Bay. PIs Michel Allard/ Dr. C. Lavoie. Total of 135 days.

  • 1998. Master Project (winter)/East coast of Hudson Bay. PI Dr. Michel Allard. 8 days.

  • 1997-1996. Master Project (2 summers)/East coast of Hudson Bay. PIs Dr. Michel Allard/Dr. Philip Hill. Total of 75 days.

Participation in Research Projects


  • Propagation of the Eurasia-Africa pLate boundary East of the Gloria Fault (PROPEL). EUROFLEETS FP7 EU;

  • Vulnerability of East Antarctic Ice Sheet Margins (EAIS-MARGINS). FCT PROPOLAR - Portuguese Polar Program; PI

  • Totten Glacier System and the Marine Record of Cryosphere – Ocean Dynamics (Ref.1143836). USA National Science Foundation – Collaborative Research in IPY;

  • Morphology and Stability of Grounding Line Wedges, Antarctica (MOST-GLWs) (Talents for an International House – TALENTS ref. 245574). FP7 PEOPLE Marie Curie Actions - Co-Funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (Italy); PI

  • Abrupt environmental change in the Larsen Ice Shelf System, a Multidisciplinary Approach: Marine and Quaternary Geosciences (LARISSA) (ref. 0732467). Consortium of 14 interdisciplinary researchers. USA National Science Foundation – Collaborative Research in IPY;

  • Hotspot Ecosystem research and Man’s Impact on European Seas (HERMIONE) (EC contract 226354-HERMIONE). Consortium of 38 partners. European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme;

  • Estudio integrado de cañones y taludes profundos del Mediterráneo Occidental: un hábitat esencial – GEO (PROMETEO-1) (ref. CTM2007-66316-C02-01/MAR). Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica;

  • The development of an Arctic ice stream-dominated sedimentary system: The southern Svalbard continental margin (SVAIS) (ref. POL2006-07390/CGL). Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica/ Collaborative Research in IPY;

  • Hotspot Ecosystem research on the Margins of European Seas (HERMES) (GOCECT-2005-511234-1). Consortium comprises 50 partners. European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme;

  • ARCTICNET - Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada. Federal and provincial agencies and private sector/Collaborative Research in IPY;

  • Transitional coastal permafrost (ref. thème 2.4). Secrétariat Inter-Conseils (CRSH, CRSNG, IRSC, Canada);

  • Permafrost and climatic variations (ref. 8410-1996), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC);

  • Northern Scientific Training Program. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada;

  • Permafrost study: Arctic case (03-ER81026-T(3)). Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT);

  • Changes in Intrinsic Permafrost Properties on the Eastern Shore of Hudson Bay. Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources Canada.

Professional Experience


  • 2013-2011. Post-doctoral fellow of TALENTS for an International House FP7 PEOPLE Marie Curie Actions. OGS/Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale. Italy.

  • 2011. Maternity leave

  • 2010-2009. Visiting Assistant Professor of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Hamilton College. USA.

  • 2008-2006. Post-doctoral fellow of the Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies (Canada) and Fundació Bosh Grimpera (Spain). University of Barcelona. Spain.

  • 2006-2004. PhD fellow of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies (Canada). Laval University. Canada

  • 2005. Lecturer. Laval University. Canada

  • 2005 and 2004-2003. PhD training fellow of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies and International Office of Laval University (Canada). Natural Resources of Canada/Geological Survey of Canada.

Research Areas


  • Morphology and marine geology including grounding-line systems, Ice streams, ice shelves, sand-gravel deposits;

  • Continental shelves;

  • Polar research (Antarctic and Arctic), Mediterranean Sea, NW Atlantic

Present Position


  •  2-years Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Position in Sustainable use of Marine resources MARES (CENTRO-07-ST24-FEDER-002033) project, co-funded by QREN, MAIS CENTRO - Programa Operacional Regional do Centro and EU/European Regional Development Fund, University of Aveiro (UA). 2013.

Academic Degrees


  • 2006, PhD in Geographic Sciences. Laval University (Québec Canada). Thesis title: Quaternary and geomorphology in Lac Guillaume-Delisle estuary (Nunavik), Canada.

  • 2000, Master degree in Geographic Sciences. Laval University (Québec Canada). Thesis title: Formation and evolution of the Nastapoka Delta on emerged coast, Québec subarctic.

  • 1998, Bachelor degree in Geographic Sciences. Laval University (Québec Canada). Thesis title: Bathymetry and morphology at the mouth of Nastapoka River, Québec subarctic.


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