The aim of the Reunion Island scientific culture mission is to share research results and boost communication between society and the world of science.

Actions in favour of scientific culture

  • ePOP - e-Participatory Observers Project

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    An initiative for the benefit of populations exposed to the impact of climate change and other environmental issues

    The purpose of ePOP is to allow island communities to enter into a dialogue with scientists, experts and decision-makers, at local, regional and international levels.

    By using their smartphones to produce short video clips, young “ePOPers” (aged 15-30) are voicing the feelings, sharing the experiences and expressing the concerns, in the face of global changes, of the different generations of their communities, in particular the older generations. The views they gather will be widely disseminated to a local, regional and international audience, via France Média Monde and other national and international social media, and among scientific experts and decision-makers through various public and international events. After being tried and tested in the Pacific region with a network of young observers in New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Zealand, the ePOP method was presented at the COP23 conference in Bonn (November 2017) and for Ocean Day (June 2017), as well as at various festivals and public meetings held to mark the 30th anniversary of the IPCC (March 2018).

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    ePOPeurs in New Caledonia.

    IRD (French public research institution) and RFI Planète Radio have been working on ePOP for the last two and a half years. Today, as the network extends to the Indian Ocean, West Africa and the Caribbean, ePOP is being rolled out in Reunion Island through a partnership involving the University of Reunion Island, the French Development Agency (AFD), Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) and various schools and civil-sector organisations (Lycée Georges Brassens in St Denis, Isolife, etc.).

    In short: a 3-minute media report by NC Première

    The Facebook page

    The web portal

    Contact: epop@ird.fr or contact@epop.network