SODES – St. Lawrence Economic Development Council

Conférence : Gaston Déry

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Conférencier : Gaston Déry, C.M., C.Q.

Titre de la conférence: L’industrie maritime, une grande industrie … responsable

Résumé

Le fleuve Saint-Laurent, cette « Route qui marche », relie les Grands Lacs et l’océan Atlantique, de la source à la mer. Il accompagne les activités économiques et socioculturelles des communautés côtières depuis des millénaires. Les Amérindiens l’appelaient Magtogoek et nos ancêtres, la mer. Quelle que soit son appellation, tous s’accordent pour le qualifier de majestueux. Le Saint-Laurent est une gigantesque porte d’entrée sur l’Amérique. Formidable outil de développement pour le Québec, il est la voie qui nous ouvre au monde.

Le fleuve St-Laurent, appartient au patrimoine collectif du Québec. Il est le lieu identitaire le plus présent au cœur des Québécois, tant sur les plans historique, patrimonial, social, culturel, économique et familial. Il demeure essentiel de préserver ce caractère unique. Il constitue la ressource naturelle de base du Québec qui doit être gérée dans une perspective de durabilité.

L’industrie maritime, à l’origine de la création du Québec, a façonné son histoire et à son patrimoine. De grandes familles de navigateurs sur plusieurs générations ont contribué à la réputation de cette industrie.  Le Saint-Laurent, de par ses caractéristiques de navigation, permet à l’industrie maritime d’être présente et prospère. L’industrie maritime a compris qu’il est essentiel d’adopter une approche de gestion intégrée afin que les utilisateurs de cette voie navigable à des fins économiques identifient des avenues permettant de contribuer au maintien de son environnement dans un souci de respecter au maximum son intégrité.

Fidèles aux principes de responsabilité sociale, l’industrie contribue à mettre en valeur l’ensemble des richesses du Saint-Laurent. Grâce à cette approche intégrée, le Saint-Laurent demeure un milieu de vie diversifié et bien vivant. Une approche socialement responsable permet ainsi à l’industrie maritime de prioriser des avenues de solutions permettant d’atteindre des objectifs respectant les particularités du Saint-Laurent et de ses divers utilisateurs.

Biographie

Gaston Déry, un amoureux du fleuve Saint-Laurent

Impliqué au sein de l’industrie maritime depuis une quinzaine d’années, Gaston présente une feuille de route diversifiée où les plans économique, social et environnemental se sont côtoyés.

Il a été vice-président Responsabilité sociétale de QSL et membre du Conseil d’administration de la SODES, du comité de concertation de la navigation et président des Amis de la Vallée du St-Laurent. Il fut aussi membre du comité de mise en valeur du Saint-Laurent de la SODES. Il est toujours ambassadeur du projet Saint-Laurent de Conservation de la nature Canada et du comité consultatif de l’institut maritime du Québec.

Gaston est intimement lié à la mise en valeur du Saint-Laurent et a obtenu en 2007 le Phénix de l’environnement du Québec, la distinction environnementale la plus prestigieuse au Québec pour une action citoyenne exemplaire pour la biodiversité du Saint-Laurent (île-aux-Pommes). Les deux paliers de gouvernement ont reconnu ses efforts. Il est membre de l’Ordre du Canada (2017) et chevalier de l’Ordre national du Québec (2021) « pour sa contribution inestimable au développement durable comme citoyen ».

 

 

Conférence : Projet Mars

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Conférence – Projet MARS

Résumé du projet

Au cours des dernières décennies, le niveau de bruit dans les océans a augmenté significativement. Or, l’augmentation du trafic maritime est en grande partie responsable de ce phénomène et les impacts négatifs qui en découle sur la faune marine préoccupent de plus en plus les experts.

Le projet MARS (Maritime Acoustic Research Station) consiste à implanter et opérer une station de recherche acoustique sous-marine de niveau international sur le Saint-Laurent. À terme, ce projet vise à contribuer de manière significative à la réduction des impacts sonores de la navigation sur la faune marine. La station sera déployée au centre du chenal laurentien, au large de Rimouski, une zone reconnue pour l’abondance et la diversité des mammifères qui la fréquentent

Le projet comporte deux principaux objectifs. Le premier, porté par l’Institut des sciences de la mer à Rimouski, vise à mesurer les niveaux de bruit des navires transitant sur le fleuve selon des normes internationales à l’aide d’un réseau d’hydrophones. Le deuxième, porté par Innovation maritime, est de tracer le lien entre le niveau de bruit des navires, leurs conditions d’opération et les éléments à bord générant ces bruits pour évaluer et développer des méthodes de mitigation. Deux entreprises locales, OpDAQ Systems et Multi-Electronique, apporteront leurs expertises notamment dans le déploiement en eaux profondes des instruments de mesure et dans l’instrumentation des navires.

L’initiative conjointe de ces institutions permettra de fournir aux armateurs des informations solides quant au bruit sous-marin généré par leurs navires et suggérer des moyens de mitigations efficaces et réalistes pour leur permettre de prendre action en regard de ces informations.

Biographie

Jean-Christophe Gauthier Marquis est responsable du projet MARS chez Innovation maritime. Il y travaille depuis 2020 et enseigne à l’Institut maritime du Québec depuis 2017. Il possède un baccalauréat en physique de l’Université Laval ainsi qu’une maîtrise en océanographie physique de l’Institut des sciences de la mer à Rimouski.

Plus de détails à venir.

 

 

 

Activities of the Marine Quebec Day 2021

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Calender of conference**

Conference in Rimouski : Projet Mars

Conference in Québec : Gaston Déry

Activities for children (in school)

The Marine Industry, a whole world to discover!

In hope to raise awareness to the marine industry and how it has an impact in all of our daily life, we offer activities to teacher in Quebec that will help explore the posibility during the class of ethic and religious cultures. The activity is available to pre-k to high schollers.

On the 26th of October, in collaboration with SODES ans The Sectorial Committee (CSMOIM). The team of the Institution of maritime of Quebec will animate virtual activities to demistify jobs in the industry.

Here is the link to apply for an activity and receive the material for your class before the 26.

By participating in the day, you will be eligible to the contest and maybe win one of the many prices.

  • Schools need a good internet connection, an interactif board or Tablet/celle phone to participate during the interactive activites.

 

** All activities are available only in French

 

 

 

 

 

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Marine Quebec Day 2021

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2021 Edition

 

The 21st  edition of the Marine Quebec Day will be on the 26th Octobre 2021 under the theme ” The Marine Industry, a whole world to discover”.

While the Quebec was on hold to stop the progression of COVID-19 and that all terrestrial frontier were closed, the marine industry was making sure that the chain of supply never stopped. Activities and entreprises specialised in transport of supply were working hard to make sure that every ship and cargo went as usual.

Today, while the government is working on our economic recovery post-pandemic, the marine industry wants more than ever play a role as a leader.

To learn more on job opportunities, environmental, energic transition and economic regional growth, make sure to follow us the 26*.

*All activities are only in French.

 

COVID-19: Serving you well remains our priority

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As a follow-up to our Message to members of March 20, we would like to inform you that, last week, we forwarded an initial note detailing COVID-19’s impacts on your organization to the Ministère des Transports du Québec’s Department of Maritime and Air Transport and to various federal government departments.

We would remind you that the information we gather will be used to fuel their deliberations and will allow the different levels of government to have a list of maritime projects in hand to help relaunch the Québec and Canadian economies as soon as this exceptional situation is over.

To properly compile the information submitted, we would invite you to answer the three questions asked in writing, no later than Friday, April 3, to mathieu.st-pierre@st-laurent.org.

Port transfers

The Québec government recently announced that, on March 30, 2020, it would officially become the owner of four ports (Gaspé, Gros-Cacouna, Matane and Rimouski) transferred by the Government of Canada.

You are invited to consult the Ministère des Transports du Québec website for more information on applying for berths and advance notice of arrival, declarations of arrival and departure, and any other relevant information linked to these different measures.

Beginning of the Great Lakes season

The Montréal-Lake Ontario section of the Seaway will open on April 1, 2020.

To consult official information, especially during the pandemic, please click here.

Your collective efforts we would like to highlight

 In concluding, for several weeks now, you, your teams and your loyal partners have shown resilience and dedication to ensure that the Québec and Canadian logistics chain is maintained.

On your social networks, many of you have spotlighted the efforts made by members of your organizations in this time of crisis, which affects all work teams. We take great pride in sharing them in order to highlight the exemplary work your teams do every day. Collectively, we can be proud of the work done thus far and the permanent SODES team is available at all times to support you.

For any comments, please feel free to contact us.

 

Mathieu St-Pierre
President-CEO
St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES)

 

COVID-19 measures, updates, and guidance issued by Transport Canada

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Transport Canada is working to ensure the safety and security of Canada’s transportation network during the COVID-19 situation so that goods — including food, medicine, medical equipment, and other necessities — continue to reach Canadians across the country. Please see below for updates on transportation-related measures taken by Transport Canada in response to COVID-19.

Click here for COVID-19 measures, updates, and guidance issued by Transport Canada.

COVID-19: Serving you well remains our priority

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The situation we are currently experiencing raises brand-new challenges every day. Your ability to adapt, your dedication and your effectiveness make our industry stand out in these times of crisis.

As indicated in our recent communications, we are working on:

  • Monitoring economic impacts;
  • Maintaining constant contact with the members to adequately meet their needs and respond to their concerns during this exceptional situation;
  • Identifying, and recommending to governments, financial and economic measures to support marine industry companies and employees;
  • Preparing a communications and marketing actions plan in order to be ready when activities start up again so as to promote the Québec marine industry and heighten its visibility.

In this context, the Ministère des Transports du Québec’s Department of Maritime and Air Transport and the Government of Canada would like to know the concrete impacts this crisis may have on your organization’s daily operations. The information gathered will be used to fuel their deliberations and to be ready to relaunch the Québec and Canadian economies as soon as this exceptional situation is over.

Consequently, in partnership with them, we would ask you to collaborate by sharing the following information with us:

  1. What impacts (economic, financial, human resources, operations) does your organization face?
  2. Have you implemented exceptional measures to ensure the continuity of your operations?
  3. Do you have infrastructure projects that are ready to be carried out as soon as this crisis if over or that would begin soon after if government assistance were considered?

Your contribution will enhance government deliberations and will certainly help adapt the various measures that the governments might implement to better support you in the context of this crisis and for the upcoming launching of the Québec government’s new maritime vision.

To properly compile the information submitted, we would invite you to answer the above-mentioned three questions in writing to mathieu.st-pierre@st-laurent.org.

Thank you for your valuable collaboration.

 

Mathieu St-Pierre
President-CEO
St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES)

COVID-19: Serving you well remains our priority

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In recent days, we have had the opportunity to speak with many of you to communicate all of the relevant information regarding COVID-19’s impacts on the Québec marine industry.

We are aware that your priority is to maintain your activities effectively, while ensuring the safety of your employees and the local population.

We would remind you that we are involved in various teleconferences that group together government stakeholders. Should you have questions, concerns or something you do not understand about the measures issued, please feel free to contact us so that we can represent you vis-à-vis the authorities in question.

In the current situation, we have a collective duty to participate in protecting the Québec public. This special context also highlights our industry’s vital role for the economy. Consequently, it is more important than ever that we all collaborate to ensure that the essential logistics chain functions optimally.

Consequently, our team has mobilized around the following actions:

  • Monitoring economic impacts;
  • Ensuring constant contact with the members to adequately meet their needs and respond to their concerns during this exceptional situation;
  • Identifying, and recommending to governments, financial and economic measures to support marine industry companies and employees;
  • Preparing a communications and marketing actions plan in order to be ready when activities start up again so as to promote the Québec marine industry and heighten its visibility.

You should also know that, as soon as the crisis is over, targeted communications and marketing actions will be implemented to highlight the strategic role our industry played in supplying essential goods and products to Québec and all of Canada in the context of this exceptional situation.

  • Finally, as of tomorrow, we will set up a detailed maritime sector media watch that you will receive every day around 7:30 a.m.

Media requests
Not surprisingly, we have been receiving a great many media requests regarding all kinds of questions. Given that there are already numerous communications involving our members and that the messages circulating have not always been completely aligned to date, SODES prefers to restrict its media input by analyzing media requests relevantly and responding only to journalists’ requests that do not threaten to fuel confusion. In this spirit, please feel free to contact us for our position or understanding of an issue, if the media get in touch with you. We would be happy to accompany you to ensure coherent messages for our industry as a whole, as far as possible.

For comments or information of any sort, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Mathieu St-Pierre
President-CEO
St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES)

Mon fleuve et moi – Vote « Coup de coeur du public » jusqu’au 6 mai!

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Vous êtes invités à voter en ligne pour votre dessin préféré parmi les finalistes et lauréats du concours Mon fleuve et moi jusqu’au 6 mai prochain.

Railway partnership at the Port of Trois-Rivières

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Trois-Rivières, February 21, 2013 – During the strategic planning that resulted in the adoption of On Course for 2020 by the Board of Directors of the Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA), it was determined that the railway network was strategic for the growth of the port. Railway service is a crucial part of an intermodal transportation system. In order to ensure optimum performance, it is essential to coordinate all of the stakeholder’s actions in the client’s best interest.

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