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Navire Marion Dufresne

14/04/22

The RESILIENCE cruise aboard the Marion Dufresne

The RESILIENCE oceanographic cruise will take place in the Indian Ocean from April 19 to May 24, 2022.

Carnet

11/04/22

Scientific writing training course in Mozambique and Madagascar

This training was held from April 11-15, 2022 jointly in Marracuene, Mozambique and in Antananarivo, Madagascar at the CNRE office.

Enquête sur le terrain Ponta do Ouro pour Tara Océans

18/03/22 - 19/03/22

"Budding scientist reporters" in Maputo: how are coral reefs affected by climate change?

On March 18 and 19 2022, students from the Lycée Français of Maputo went to Ponto do Ouro to investigate the impact of climate change onto coral reefs in the South of Mozambique, as part of the campaign « Ocean & Climate, budding scientist reporters » of the Tara Océan Foundation.

Testing water salinity levels with the students from the Lycée français

20/10/21

Festival do Estuario in Mozambique: a science - society meeting by the Incomati river

Sustainable tourism in the Indian Ocean

27/09/21

World Tourism Day: Sustainable tourism as an economic and environmental driver in the Indian Ocean

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, celebrated each year on September 27th, countries and territories participating in the Indian Ocean Blue Year in 2021-2022 reaffirm their commitment to sustainable tourism, with the aim of reconciling economic and social development with the protection of the...

Littoral

01/06/21

Launch of the DiDEM program: « Kick off » and CoPIL events

The DiDEM program (Dialogue Science-Decision Makers for Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Environments) has been initiated in July 2020 and covers zones in the Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles and Tanzania. DiDEM has officially launched with two events on May...

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

Déchets plastiques sur une plage.

17/11/20

Maputo: Panel discussion on circular economy and waste management

IRD participates in the Environment week "Terra Nossa" organized by French actors in Mozambique. A great event you cannot miss if you are in Maputo!

Daily life in Madagascar.

07/09/20

Scientific stopovers on the coastline of the Indian Ocean

Imagine yourself travelling along the coasts of the Western Indian Ocean… From the Cape of Good Hope to Zanzibar, via the long beaches of Mozambique and the Reunion Island idyllic lagoons, to the mangroves of Madagascar, Tanzania and Kenya. These shores do not only inspire tourists forced into...

Laboratory work on emerging diseases.

09/07/20

Regional focus: Infectious diseases in the centre of the scientists’ target

Their names are Florian, Muriel, Andres, Veerle, Louis-Clément... Each morning, a community of IRD researchers working in Southern, Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean wakes up with a simple idea in mind: fighting communicable diseases which have significant effects on the region’s populations.

Call for projects.

25/06/20 - 23/09/20

CNRS Call - International Emerging Action

The CNRS launched its annual call for the creation of International Emerging Actions, one of its international collaboration tools.

Call for projects.

09/06/20 - 07/07/20

CNRS INSB call - International Research Projects and Networks

The 2020 call for the creation or renewal of International Research Projects (IRP) or International Research Network (IRN) in the field of biological sciences is open until July 7, 2020.

Vegetable farm in Maputo outskirts.

03/05/20

[Meet a scientist] Dinis Juizo: Making sure that water flows under every bridge

Spread along the Mozambican channel and crossed by 9 major cross-border rivers, Mozambique and its 30 million inhabitants have to share the limited fresh water resources they are offered. Dinis Juizo is a civil engineer, specialised in hydrology and water resources management at the Eduardo Mondlane...

Gov4Nano project.

30/04/20

South Africa leads the dynamic African cooperation with European research

The European Union H2020 Programme is coming to an end with not less than €80 billion dedicated to research and innovation over the last 7 years. The new framework programme, Horizon Europe, will follow from 2021 to 2027.

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.

Buoy on the deck.

19/03/20

[Meet a scientist] Pierrick Penven, the ocean at heart

Pierrick Penven and South Africa share a long history. The scientist has been studying the currents bordering the country for more than 20 years. We met him during his last visit in Cape Town, at the crossing of three oceans.

The Kenyan coast from above.

[Project] OceanFrontCHANGE - Managing Ocean Front Ecosystems for Climate Change

January 2020 - December 2022 Kenya, Mozambique, Germany, United States

Teenagers experimenting science at the French School in Johannesburg.

Innovation and scientific culture in Southern Africa

Let’s disseminate science! The IRD-CNRS-CIRAD joint office in Southern Africa organizes several scientific culture events each year. Their objective is simple: bringing science to all and create dialogue between society and scientists.

Vibration tests

Partnership in Southern Africa

In order to conduct their research, the IRD, the CNRS and Cirad cooperate with numerous research organisations and universities in Southern Africa and promote the creation of long-term partnership tools.

Student training at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.

Research in Southern Africa

Research projects are defined and carried out jointly by the French researchers and their counterparts in Southern Africa.