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[Project] CROCO - Coastal and Regional Ocean COmmunity model
International Research Group – South February 2021 – February 2024 South Africa, Mozambique, Colombia, Chili, Côte d’Ivoire, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Tunisia, Vietnam
Webinar | Inspiring Career Paths: Successful stories of Women in Science
To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, Valérie Verdier, IRD's Chairman of the board and CEO, gave an opening speech during the webinar: "Inspiring Career Paths: Successful stories of Women in Science shattering the glass ceiling".
An Online Academic Conference Exploring the Human-Elephant Relationship
From 13th to 15th of December, IRD is co-organising the online academic conference "Composing Worlds with Elephants". This conference corrals together 24 scholars who are researching communities and environments at the interface of the human-elephant relationship in Asia and beyond.
IRD celebrates Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2020
IRD, alongside Cirad and the French Embassy in Thailand, took part together in the National Science and Technology Fair in Bangkok. Organised by the National Science Museum (NSM), this event attracts more than a million visitors every year from all over the kingdom to discover the latest advances...
Malaria elimination in India at the heart of a new book
Malaria elimination is on everyone's lips. In light of the achievements of recent years, scientists hope to eradicate malaria worldwide by 2050. An ambitious but not unattainable mission, as Dr Vas Dev demonstrates in his latest book entitled "Vector Biology and Control - An update for malaria...
Laotian tektites reveal the recording of a giant impact at very high pressure
800,000 years ago, the impact of a large asteroid in Indochina projected a large quantity of drop-shaped or teardrop-shaped fragments of glassy rocks, known as tektites, resulting from the continental surface fusion throughout Southeast Asia and as far as Antarctica. A particular type of tektite...
Scientific expedition through Himalayan glaciers
Like every fall since 2007, the French-Nepali joint expedition is about to depart for the Everest region to survey the mass balance of three glaciers. This field campaign is a joint project between French partners (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement/Institut des Géosciences de l...
Virtual International Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in Eastern Indonesia
The Pattimura University of Ambon is organizing a one-day international webinar dedicated to the exploration and conservation of mega-biodiversity in Eastern Indonesia.
09/11/20 - 16/11/20
Science Festival 2020, webinar on Lengguru expeditions (biodiversity of the karsts of West Papua)
IRD is contributing to this festival through a projection-debate on expeditions dedicated to the biodiversity of the karsts of West Papua.
Second Maluku International Conference on Marine Science and Technology, Ambon
On October 31st 2020, the University of Pattimura in Ambon (Maluku) held its Second Maluku International Conference on Marine Science and Technology (MICMST2). The theme of this second conference was "Adapting to a changing world: Challenges and solutions for small islands".
Webinar on the marine plastic pollution, EU Climate Diplomacy Week
As part of the European Union Climate Diplomacy Week, held from October 24 to November 6, 2020, IRD coordinated and hosted a 2-hour webinar on marine plastic pollution.
Mechanical Imaging of a Volcano Plumbing System From GNSS Unsupervised Modeling
IPGP researchers and their international colleagues have developed a new operational method for monitoring volcanoes: using GPS measurements to track in real-time the internal structures stressed by the overpressure of the magma during its migration to the surface. This technique, called "mechanical...
120,000 hepatitis B rapid diagnostic kits donated to IRD by Fondation Mérieux
The handover ceremony for the 120,000 hepatitis B rapid diagnostic kits took place on Monday 28 September at the Residence of the French Embassy in Laos, in the presence of the Minister of Health, Associate Prof. Dr Bounkong Syhavong. IRD will coordinate their distribution to the country's...
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...
18/09/20 - 08/10/20
European Sustainable Development Weeks: Indonesia calls on European expertise in space to optimize marine waste collection
Indonesia is among the biggest contributors to marine plastic pollution. In response to this emergency, the Indonesian government is engaging a range of actions to tackle a scourge that has disastrous consequences for the environment, public health and the economy. Its national marine pollution plan...
International virtual Symposium on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity (ISCOMBIO 2020)
L'Indonésie est l'une des plus grandes nations maritimes du monde. Cet État archipélagique occupe une position et un rôle uniques et stratégiques dans la socio-économie et les sciences mondiales. D'ici 2030, ce pays émergent devrait devenir l'une des premières puissances économiques mondiales.