The Lampsilis

. . . o Lampsillis01The research vessel of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) is called the Lampsilis. This catamaran has a length of 25.1 m and a width of 6.7 m; its very shallow draft, only 0.9 m, allows sampling in shallow riverine habitats as well as the deeper zones and strong currents of the navigation channel and lower estuary.

The ship can navigate in the fresh and brackish waters of the St. Lawrence River and in some of its tributaries, the Saguenay River, Lake Champlain, and the Great Lakes. The Lampsilis has wet and dry laboratories and is equipped with sensors for measuring physical, chemical, and optical properties of the water as well as samplers for plankton, invertebrates, and fish.

The Lampsilis, whose home port is the Trois-Rivières marina, is operational about 160 days per year, from May through October. Including its crew, the Lampsilis can hold 25 people for a day trip and can comfortably hold 12 people for longer missions.

Dernière mise à jour | 2018-05-01