Sylvain Chartrand

Electronics Technician

Current research and/or projects

Mr. Sylvain Chartrand joined the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 1990 as a technician in electronics. Thereafter, in 1994, it created his own company, where he worked during more than 5 years as an electronics specialist. He developed several tools for data control and acquisition in the marine environment for DFOand other organizations working in the area of marine sciences. He also has several years of field experience in specialized technical support.

In 2001, Mr. Chartrand came back with the DFO hydroacoustics workshop team. He develops, repairs and maintains various electronic systems to support acoustic research, including projects on marine mammals. He performs calibrations and ensures the correct operation of apparatuses, and installs them on board of research ships and shuttles. During the summer of 2004, he provided technical support and acted as a coxswain in a mission on characterization of the acoustic environment of the marine mammals living within the limits of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.

Education and awards

DCS Electrical Engineering (CEGEP Lionel-Groulx)

Research facility

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