Bruno Tremblay

Bruno Tremblay is an Adjunct Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Professor in McGill University's Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

Tremblay’s research focuses on high latitude climate change, with special emphasis on the future of the sea ice cover in a warming world. His work focuses on modeling, analysis of global climate models and satellite data, and fieldwork. He has published more than 80 scientific publications with more than 100 different co-authors.

Dr. Tremblay developed the Canadian Arctic Buoy Program – with financial support from Ferring Pharmaceutical and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. His research is funded by the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada and MEOPAR, among others.

His recent collaborations on Rapid Decline in Summer Arctic Sea Ice and The Last Ice Area, garnered national and international media coverage from The New York Times, Le Monde, National Geographic, Radio-Canada, Al Jazeera, and others.

He has received several scientific awards and honours including the Stroke Doherty Lectureship from Columbia University, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Climate and Global Change and the Landolt Chair "Innovations for a Sustainable Future."

Tremblay was an editor at the Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans.

Fields of Interest

sea-ice dynamics, paleoclimate, air-sea interactions, sea-ice rheology


  • 1992-97 Ph.D., Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University 
  • 1987-89 M. Eng., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University 
  • 1986-87 Mechanical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) 
  • 1983-86 B. Eng., Mechanical Engineering, McGill University

Honors & Awards

  • 2000-04 Storke Doherty Lectureship from Columbia University 
  • 1997-99 NOAA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Climate and Global Change 
  • 2012 Landolt Chair "Innovations for a Sustainable Future"