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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.

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...

Soil study in South Africa.

04/12/20

Farmers and soils: two allies for climate change mitigation

Did you know that the soils we walk on every day are one of the key levers in the fight against climate change? Isn’t that surprising? As part of the celebrations of World Soil Day, seize the opportunity to follow IRD specialists in East Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, as they study...

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...

Longliner in Reunion.

25/08/20

WIOMSA and IRD: a close cooperation for marine science

Dr. Jacqueline Uku, WIOMSA President, says it herself: “IRD has been a good friend, for a very long time.” The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association indeed has extensive links with IRD in the region and offers a great support to marine researchers.

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.

A couple taking in the view from Table Mountain, Cape Town.

11/05/20

We found high UV doses at high-altitude hiking trails in Reunion and Cape Town

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is important for life on earth and especially for humans.

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.

Cape Town & Table Mountain

18/02/20

Extreme solar UV radiation exposure in Cape Town

[Research result] Study shows the danger for Capetonians and tourists visiting Table Mountain.

The MARECO card game.

Innovation and scientific culture in Reunion Island

The IRD's research thematics address global issues that touch everyone. In order to promote the results of their work and to share the scientific culture with the general public, especially with the youth, scientists are carrying out various actions to foster the dialogue between science and society...

Volcanic eruption in Reunion.

Partnership in Reunion Island

The IRD conducts research with multiple partners and encourages the creation of partnership tools such as joint mixed laboratories, young teams associated with IRD and research networks.

Simultaneous launch of fixe laser beams from the Maïdo observatory, La Réunion.

[Project] ARSAIO - Atmospheric Research in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean

International Research Project (IRP) January 2019 - December 2023 Reunion Island, Madagascar, South Africa

Daily life in Madagascar.

[Project] DiDEM - Dialogue between science and decision-makers for an integrated management of marine and coastal environments

January 2021 – January 2024 Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania

VectoPlastic Madagascar

[Project] ExPLOI – Plastics Expedition in the Indian Ocean

2021 – 2026 Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Reunion Island

Marché aux bananes

[Project] INDICANTS - Innovative Diagnostics for banana pathogens surveillance

January 2022 – December 2024 (36 months) Reunion Island, South Africa

Breeding Aedes mosquitoes in laboratory.

[Project] TIS AEDES OI - Implementation of the Sterile Insect Technique in the Indian Ocean

February 2019 - March 2021 Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion

Landscape of Reunion.

Research in Reunion Island

The Reunion office supports an intensive scientific activity around various topics, linked to the issues of sustainable development:

Coral barrier, Reunion Island.

Presentation of the IRD in Reunion Island

As a European tropical island territory, La Réunion has geostrategic assets for the Southern African, East African and Indian Ocean region, creating a favorable environment for growing research, development and innovation activities. The IRD office in La Réunion opened in 1987 to implement the first...