Investing in the environment
We work closely with a team of environmental experts and a network of visionary partners, doing more every year to protect our natural environment and ensure the sustainable development of Port operations.
Research Chair in Coastal Ecosystems and Port, Industrial and Maritime Activities
In July 2020 Université Laval, the Northern Institute for Research in Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (INREST) and the Port of Sept-Îles launched the new joint Research Chair in Coastal Ecosystems and Port, Industrial and Maritime Activities to explore how coastal ecosystems function in industrial and port zones and identify practices to sustainably manage them.
Supported by a $500,000 investment from the Port of Sept-Îles, the Research Chair in Coastal Ecosystems and Port, Industrial and Maritime Activities aims to spur innovative projects and partnerships along the St. Lawrence River.
Centre for Industrial Port Expertise (CEIP)
INREST (Northern Institute for Research in Environment and Occupational Health and Safety) and the Port of Sept-Îles were thrilled to announce the inauguration of the first research centre on industrial port ecosystems, the Centre for Industrial Port Expertise (CEIP), a division of INREST. CEIP’s mission is to offer services and scientific expertise on the environment and occupational health. Experts and researchers from various sectors provide managers in the region and in other maritime regions of Quebec, the rest of Canada and beyond with centralized R&D services and technical support adapted to the specific environmental, management and operational challenges of industrial port areas.
This innovative initiative, which will support research by the Environmental Observatory for the bay of Sept Îles, was made possible thanks to a major grant ($351,000) under the Quebec government’s Blue Fund program set up to support initiatives in line with the objectives of the Quebec Maritime Strategy. The project also secured long-term funding from big industry, Ville de Sept-Îles, the Port of Sept-Îles and regional leaders and collaborators in support of CEIP. We would especially like to thank CEIP members on the North Shore: Iron Ore Company of Canada, Aluminerie Alouette, Quebec Iron Ore, Ville de Sept-Îles and Développement économique Sept-Îles.