Nathalie Roy

Current research and/or projects

Nathalie Roy joined the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 1996 as part of the physical oceanography group of the Maurice Lamontagne Institute. From 1996 to 2002, she participated in the development and application of numerical models in operational oceanography, such as forecasting of daily water levels for the St. Lawrence River, tide predictions, and support during environmental emergencies. Since 2002, she has been involved with active and passive hydroacoustics applied to the study of marine mammal ecosystems and the oceanographic processes that establish their critical feeding habitat. She contributes to each step of the research, including training of graduate students and trainees, field data collection surveys, data analysis and archival, literature review and production of communications or publications. She uses new methods for numerical treatment of underwater acoustic data, such as sound propagation models and source localization techniques, methods for detection and identification, and spectral analysis of prey distribution by geostatistics with links to the habitat's oceanographic characteristics.

Education and awards

B.Sc. Physics
(Université Laval)
M.A.Sc. Nuclear Engineering
(École Polytechnique, Université de Montréal)
Member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec

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Research facility

850, route de la Mer
Mont-Joli, QC G5H 3Z4