New Director of the Canadian Hydrographic Service
Since April, Serge Gosselin has been the new director of the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Quebec Region. He is taking over from Andrée Bolduc.
Mr. Gosselin began his career in the federal public service at Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 1991. His experience is very broad. He was a biologist with Science specializing in fish habitat and marine mammal research. From 1996 to 2000, he was Senior Advisor for the Science Sector and the Science Policy and Planning Branch in Ottawa.
From 2000 to 2006, upon returning to the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, he headed the fish and marine mammal stock research and assessment program, later establishing a directorate responsible mainly for the management and dissemination of scientific data, which he led until 2013. Mr. Gosselin was also National Director of the Laboratories of Expertise in Aquatic Chemical Analysis. In addition, he was involved in creating and implementing the St. Lawrence Global Observatory, whose first mandate was to publicize scientific knowledge about the St. Lawrence and make it accessible.
In 2013, Mr. Gosselin was appointed head of the Demersal and Benthic Science Branch. One of his responsibilities was to support the national research program on world-class tanker safety systems.
Now, as Director of the Canadian Hydrographic Service for Quebec, Serge Gosselin plans to support his team so that together they can continue to pursue the development and evolution of hydrography with a focus on safe navigation in Canadian waters.