The Coriolis II


The Coriolis II is a floating laboratory equipped with excellent research facilities. The laboratories occupy more than 55 square meters and can house multidisciplinary research teams of up to 14 people, in addition to the ship's crew.
The Coriolis II meets the highest international maritime certification standards, including ISM certification and ISPS. It is classified with the ABS Society and complies with the SOLAS convention.
It can safely and competently complete voyages within Canadian and International waters, in a very safe operational setting.

General information for the preparation of missions
See Technical sheet of Coriolis II
Virtual tour of the Coriolis II
Corporate video of Reformar and presentation of the research vessel the Coriolis II

The Lampsilis


With a length of 25.1 m and a width of 6.7 m, the research ship from Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) is of the catamaran type and has a very low draft (0.9 m). This feature allows the ship to sample shallow riverside habitats as well as deep, strong current, zones of the seaway and lower river area. It can navigate in freshwater and brackish water on the St. Lawrence River and some of its tributaries, in the Saguenay, Lake Champlain and the Great Lakes. It will be possible to occasionally pass through saltwater. Lampsilis is equipped with a wet laboratory and a dry laboratory, probes that allow to measure water physical, chemical and optical properties, as well as samplers that provide water, sediments, plankton, invertebrates and fish samples. Lampsilis, which home port is the Trois-Rivières marina, is operational about 160 days a year, from May to October. Including the crew, Lampsilis has a capacity of up to 25 people inboard for a one day mission, and can comfortably accommodate 12 people for longer stays.

See Technical sheet of Lampsilis
General information for the preparation of missions

Other boats

Contact person: Gilles Desmeules
Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski
Phone number : 418 723-1986, extension 1226
Unit O-122
gilles_desmeules@uqar.ca

In partnership with ISMER, we also have access to a versatile and efficient fleet of boats adapted to all types of research in coastal or freshwater areas.

Boston Whaler
4.7m (15 pi). It can transport up to 6 people. It provides optimized workspace for equipment transport and a maximum of manoeuvrability.
  • 45 hp engine
  • VHF radio
  • sounder


Cadorette Marine Pro 220 6.7m (22 pi). Efficient vessel having a great capacity for all types of work.
  • 150 hp engine
  • radar
  • GPS
  • soundeur
  • VHF radio
  • Lifting mechanism: crane with winch.


Royal Sea 7m (23 pi). Adapted for outgoings and all weather conditions, with a closed cabin and canvas.

  • 130 hp engine
  • radar
  • VHF radio
  • soundeur
  • Lifting mechanism: crane with winch.
All these boats can be equipped according to the required work and provide adequate working space






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