Experts' profiles - Yannick Beaudoin
Yannick Beaudoin
Yannick Beaudoin is a geoscientist with the UNEP Shelf Programme at UNEP/GRID-Arendal. Prior to joining UNEP/GRID-Arendal, Yannick worked for three field seasons with the Geological Survey of Canada in the Arctic and Northwestern Ontario. He also spent nearly six years as a mineral exploration geologist with Phelps Dodge and Falconbridge Ltd (Now Xstrata Nickel). The exploration activities focused on copper, gold and nickel. Yannick has also been actively involved with the nascent marine mining community, and promoting sustainable development and good governance.

He received his PhD in Marine/Economic Geology from the University of Toronto with a focus on deep ocean hydrothermal systems and their associated polymetallic sulphide deposits. Much of his graduate field work was spent on various international marine campaigns to some of the worlds most active marine hydrothermal sites in Papua New Guinea, off the west coast of North America, in the Lau Basin and along the Antarctic Peninsula. Yannick also completed an MSc in Marine/Economic Geology which focused on 2D and 2.5D GIS compilations of the deep ocean southern Explorer Ridge off the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. Sampling and modeling were also conducted on the Endeavour Segment of Juan de Fuca ridge as part of an economic assessment prior to the declaration of the Endeavour Marine Protected Area. His BSc Geology focused on the geochemistry of diamondiferous lamproites in the Canadian Arctic.
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