Call for Donations

We are a multinational team of very experienced and highly motivated people working to better understand human impacts on the marine environment and particularly marine mammals. Since 2001, we have been collaborating with universities, NGOs, and government agencies to conduct research, education and conservation projects since 2001. The Mériscope is a registered non-profit organization in Québec, Canada. In many countries, donations to non-profits are deductible from your taxes.

The costs for our education program, research equipment and the new facility are immense. With your donation you can help to raise public awareness about our oceans, to conduct research and to find the right answers when it comes to effectively protect marine mammals and their environment. Every contribution makes a difference.

  • The Mériscope will provide a donor certificate and a receipt for every donation.
  • For contributions exceeding $500, we will send you a 16x22 inch color photo of a marine mammal in its natural environment, photographed by our staff.
  • You can choose between a single donation and a regular donation (see payment options below). You can unsubscribe at any time.
  • Donors who make a contribution exceeding $1000 will be mentioned on the honour panel at the entrance of our future research station in Longue-Rive.

Single donation: Regular donation - options: Cancellation:

There is also the possibility to help us with equipment donations.

We need lab and research equipment:
  • Hardware: computers (Windows and Mac), flat screens, printers, scanner, hard disks etc.;
  • Software: ArcGIS 9.2, SpectraLab 4.32, Raven Pro 1.3;
  • Office furniture;
  • Beamer and screen;
  • Microscopes, a photo scope and accessories;
  • Digital camera (SLR) and lenses;
  • Plancton nets;
  • Solid state recorders with XLR input (Fostex FR2/FR2-LE, Marantz PMD 670/671 or Edirol R1/R4/R4 Pro);
  • Calibrated hydrophones for both low/infrasonic and high/ultrasonic range;
  • Wet lab equipment: freezer, precision scale, centrifuge, incubator, microtome etc.

We need base equipment:
  • Pickup, van or station wagon;
  • Workshop equipment;
  • Trailer (2 axes, 5x12 ft or bigger);
  • Diving equipment (drysuits, face masks, regulators, accessories).

We need boat equipment:
  • As part of our commitment to sustainable development, we are looking for a sailboat as a research platform for the Mériscope (monohull or catamaran, 30-50 ft). If you have a sailboat in good condition or if you are aware of one, that is not being used, please consider a donation to the Mériscope.
  • Two 4-cycle outboards, one 50-60HP, one 130-200 HP;
  • Rigid-hulled inflatable boat, 21-27 foot;
  • Sonar (fish finder), radar, VHF radio, GPS, binoculars, range finder, etc.;
  • Mustang suits (or similar) against hypothermia.

Donations and sponsoring:
  • If you want to make a donation, you can simply use our PayPal buttons above to pay safely with your credit card, make a money transfer to our bank (Caisse Desjardins du Centre de la Haute-Côte-Nord, 53 2e Av, Forestville QC., G0T 1E0, Canada; bank code: 081520459, our account: 45629), or send us a check.
  • If you send a check, please specify the currency (USD or CAD). We will send you a donor certificate and a receipt within the next few days. Thank you very much for your kind support.
  • Please contact us if you want to make an equipment donation or if you are interested in a sponsorship agreement with the Mériscope.