About Valorēs

Vocation and sustainable development

With upwards of fifty employees, Valorēs is an essential source of innovation for businesses and communities. 
Our commitment to sustainability leads us to develop creative outlets for your by-products that could be of value to other industries. This approach minimizes residues, decreases the impact on the environment, and generates new sources of income. 
Finally, Valorēs offers career opportunity for scientists. We regularly host internship students and are always on the lookout for new talent.


The Coastal Zones Research Institute was created in 2002 from the merger of three research and development centres on the Acadian Peninsula in New Brunswick: The Peat Research and Development Center, the Research and Development Center for marine products and the research component of the New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Center. Since then, the Institute has grown remarkably and has carved out a respectable niche in the industry. 
In 2014, the Institute embarked on a new phase of development by adopting an institutional strategy to enrich its marketing capacities and guide its growth activities. 
In 2018, the Coastal Research Institute becomes Valorēs, a simpler name to remember that reflects the nature of our operations. Our slogan "Science at Work" emphasizes our role as a research partner. 
VALORĒS is today an independent, not-for-profit organization with an affiliation to the University of Moncton - Shippagan Campus. It has become a leading research and innovation pillar in New Brunswick. In addition to its main pavilion located in Shippagan, VALORĒS occupies laboratory and research spaces in two (2) other places; at the Shippagan Aquarium and Marine Center, and at a private aquaculture company, namely Mig-Maq Aquaculture located in Charlo, NB. 
VALORĒS is organized into business and research units in the aquaculture, fisheries, peat, berry, soil, climate change adaptation and sustainable development sectors. VALORĒS also has accredited laboratories and analytical services, at the cutting edge of technology that meet the essential and growing needs of primary industries, municipalities and other customers facing the challenges of public health and food security. 
VALORĒS can count on a multidisciplinary team of more than forty-five people, including several research professionals, project managers, technical staff, administrative staff and students in training holding degrees at doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and technical levels.