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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...
New grant for a study on transboundary haze pollution and BRI in Southeast Asia
The Henry Luce Foundation Initiative for Southeast Asia, has awarded a four-year research grant to a team led by University of Hawai’i and IRD to study transboundary air pollution and the socio-ecological Impact of China’s BeltRoad Initiative in the Mekong Sub-Region. This grant complements the...
Kenya: Science carries on during pandemic, to maintain insect breeding
When the country implemented a national lockdown and travel restrictions due to the current health crisis, Paul-André Calatayud and his kenyan colleagues had to find a way to ensure that their research and laboratory work could keep going. They indeed cannot stop their activity as they breed insects...
Fire smoke from South America reaches the Namibian coast
A team of scientists conducted an analysis of the aerosol composition over the Namibian coast. The atmosphere contains smoke coming from biomass fires in Angola and also South America.
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.
Assessing El Niño’s impact on fisheries and aquaculture around the world
New report presents the main regional consequences caused by the five types of the climate pattern.
Aquaculture at the crossroads of global warming and antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for some 700 000 deaths each year worldwide. In relation to this phenomenon, a team of researchers from IRD and CIRAD have raised the alarm regarding the development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in aquaculture, which is affecting fish production and...
Mikoko project: mangrove conservators and local leaders gathered for a one-week training course
The National Museum of Gede (Kilifi County) hosted the first training course organized by the Mikoko project on mangrove forest conservation and restauration from February 18th to 21st.
Extreme solar UV radiation exposure in Cape Town
[Research result] Study shows the danger for Capetonians and tourists visiting Table Mountain.
A better estimate of water-level rise in the Ganges delta
For the first time, scientists have provided reliable regional estimates of land subsidence and water-level rise in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. Depending on the region of the delta, water-level rise could reach 85 to 140 cm by 2100. The work, published in PNAS on 6 January 2020 by...
Mikoko project: Conserving mangrove as a community
The Mikoko project is particular since it includes the local communities in its very heart. This conviction led the French-Kenyan team of this program dedicated to the conservation of the mangrove forests of the Kenyan coast to the field from November 25th to 28th.
Combating climate change: a worthwhile investment
Investing to limit global warming to 1.5 °C between now and 2050 would cost four to five times less than repairing the harm that a 2 °C temperature increase would cause to people, ecosystems and infrastructures. This statistic comes from an international study to which IRD and CNRS researchers have...
Desertification: meet the IRD's researchers at COP14
The 14th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is being held in New Delhi (India) from 2 to 13 September with the theme "Restore Land, Sustain Future". The IRD's researchers and their partners are organising and participating in several events alongside...
[Project] AEROCLO-SA - Aerosol radiation and clouds in Southern Africa
January 2016 - December 2019 Namibia, South Africa
[Project] DSCATT – Soil Carbon Sequestration in agricultural systems
April 2019 - March 2023 Kenya, Senegal, Zimbabwe
[Project] Mikoko - Conservation and resilience of Kenyan mangrove forests
French solidarity fund for innovative projects (FSPI) January 2019 - December 2020 Kenya
[Project] CLAREA – Climate, livelihoods and agroecosystem resources in East Africa
2019 - 2022 Tanzania
[Project] TYPOCLIM - Adaptation strategies of farmers facing climate change
March 2019 - December 2021 Brazil, Colombia, France, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, United States
[Project] DELTAS - Environmental and social dynamics of Indian Ocean deltas
Groupement International de Recherche-Sud (GDRI-Sud) January 2019 – January 2022 Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania
[Project] HUM-ANI - Contacts among animals and humans and infectious risk
April 2020 – April 2023 Zimbabwe