Charles Gignac

  • Charles Gignac

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Centre Eau Terre Environnement

Charles is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Centre Eau Terre Environnement in Québec. He specializes in the applications of geomatics and remote sensing for the study of the environment, more specifically the Cryosphere (Arctic). He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in Water Sciences from the National Institute of Scientific Research as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics applied to the environment from the University of Sherbrooke.

He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Quebec Association of Remote Sensing since 2008. He was a student advisor between 2008 and 2015, and served as Vice-President between 2015 and 2017 and became President in 2017, a position he held. always. He has also been a director on the Canadian Remote Sensing Committee since 2017.

Charles has also served on the C.A. of the Student Association of the Centre Eau Terre Environnement for 4 years and on that of the Association Universitaire Canadienne d’Études Nordiques for 2 years.

In addition, he is the Director General of Go-Explo, a non-profit organization created in 2016 to highlight Quebec’s natural attractions, with a specific focus on the St. Lawrence River. This initiative, born out of a collaboration with 5 student colleagues from INRS, allowed them to be among the finalists at the AquaHacking 2016 competition organized by the Fondation de Gaspé Beaubien. Since its creation, Go-Explo has multiplied its collaborations with scientific popularization organizations and works to make accessible the knowledge related to the River and its stakes.