Paul Barrette


Roles and responsibilities

Project manager and research scientist.

Current research and/or projects

  • Maintaining the safety and effectiveness of the Canadian Winter Road network and addressing climate change impact

  • Improving our understanding of ice-seabed interaction for the protection of offshore pipelines.

  • Assessing the physics and mechanics of ice deformation during its interaction with offshore structures, bridge piers and other such structures exposed to ice action.


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Université Laval, 1996
  • M.Sc. Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1985
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, 1982
Paul Barrette

Paul Barrette

Research Council Officer
Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Other(s): English, French, Spanish
Telephone: 613-949-4176

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Earth Sciences, Lake Ice, River Ice, Sea Ice, Environment, Arctic & Northern, Ice, Ice mechanics, Sciences, Engineering, Cold Region Engineering