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Rio Santiago, a free-flowing river in the Andean Amazon, with large hydroelectric dams planned.

18/02/22

Amazon basin: using artificial intelligence to optimise international planning of hydroelectric dams

New methods of digital optimisation to improve international management of hydroelectric dams in the Amazon basin have been proposed in an international study, coordinated by Cornell University (United States) with involvement from IRD researchers as well as their South American partners. These...

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10/01/22

European Research Council: two IRD projects win Starting Grants 2021

On 10 January, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the results of the Starting Grants 2021 call launched under Horizon Europe, the European Union's new research and innovation programme. 397 early career researchers were selected from over 4,000 applicants. They receive grants of 1.5...

Embouchure du fleuve Amazone, acquisition au large de l'Amazone du 16 Octobre 2017

23/08/21

AMAZOMIX campaign: Impact of physical processes on the marine ecosystem at the mouth of the Amazon

A multidisciplinary team of 17 French and Brazilian scientists will embark from August the 27th to October the 8th on board of the ANTEA, an oceanographic vessel of the French Oceanographic Fleet operated by Ifremer. From Cayenne, the ship will head to Brazilian waters and explore the mouth of the...

Study of the vulnerability of the coastline to climate hazards (Nha Trang, Vietnam)

18/06/21

An acceleration of coastal overtopping around the world

The combination of sea level rise, tides, storm surge and waves has increased the overtopping of natural and artificial coastal protection by nearly 50% in the last two decades. This revelation comes from an international study coordinated by IRD, involving international partners. The study was...

CROCO partners

11/02/21

[Project] CROCO - Coastal and Regional Ocean COmmunity model

International Research Group-South (GDRI-Sud) 2021 – 2024 South Africa, Mozambique, Colombia, Chile, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Tunisia, Vietnam

Women cultivating sweet potatoes (recession crop) near Podor (Senegal)

08/10/20

Sweetpotato biodiversity can help increase climate-resilience of small-scale farming

Sweetpotato biodiversity can help increase climate-resilience of small-scale farming, according to the findings of a study undertaken by researchers from the French public research institution IRD, CIRAD, and the CGIAR center, the International Potato Center (CIP). The findings of this global...

Road-related deforestation in West Papua

07/05/20

Analysis of 65 years of work on the relationships between forests, deforestation and infectious disease emergence

The global COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of certain previously little-studied scientific areas such as the relationships between ecosystems, their biodiversity and the emergence of new infectious diseases. Humans are making increasing use of their environment and so they are...

Coronavirus

23/03/20

Covid-19 : expertise and IRD's partnership against the pandemic

The experience of IRD researchers in intertropical zones provides valuable lessons in terms of pandemic analysis, epidemiology, treatment and public health policy orientation.

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Oases in the Andes Mountains Tops

The Tropical Andes Highlands extend from Ecuador to Bolivia at an altitude of 4.000 metres. They are home to wetlands where Man and nature have been interacting for centuries. These genuine oases for biodiversity are home to populations that breed llamas and alpacas. These valuable ecosystems also...

PSF-South ARID (2019-2021)

All the partners for this project, spread across 3 continents - Africa, Latin America and Europe - have a single study subject: changes in water resources in arid and semiarid regions. Realising a library of digital resources accessible to all for the training of students, engineers and technicians...

PSF-South RECIMAR (2019-2021)

North and North-East Brazil have a large number of top-level researchers and lecturers in marine sciences. However, the region still has no internationally renowned scientific institution devoted to this field. The RECIMAR project contributes, alongside research projects, to creating the conditions...

Travail des chercheurs sur le terrain, Tunisie

AR 2019 - IRD's network abroad and in the Overseas Territories

In 2019, the IRD network had a total of 36 representatives abroad, in the Overseas Territories and with international and European institutions.

Vue aérienne Haut-Atlas, Maroc

AR2019 - IRD across the world

PSF-Sud CLIMACTS (2019-2021)

Located in the heart of the Greater Antilles, the republic of Haiti is not only on the borderline of two tectonic plates; it is also in the path of the tropical cyclones that originate in the Atlantic Ocean. The environment impact associated with its geographical location heighten its vulnerability...

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[Project] IMACLIM - Modeling and evaluation of sustainable development policies

International Research Network (IRN) Argentina, Brazil, China, India, South Africa, Russia, Vietnam January 2020 – December 2024

Vigne Moscatel.

[Project] TYPOCLIM - Adaptation strategies of farmers facing climate change

March 2019 - August 2022 Brazil, Colombia, France, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, United States