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Eating tuna: yes, provided that natural stocks are better managed
The Indian Ocean tuna fishery is based on three species whose populations have been under increasing pressure for 30 years. In order to ensure that this fishery remains sustainable, scientists - including those of the UMR MARBEC - have evaluated the current knowledge on these species to identify...
A new method to assess ecosystem vulnerability and protect biodiversity
As states committed to creating protected areas on at least 30% of their land and sea territories by 2030, an international team of researchers has developed a new tool to quantify the vulnerability of species communities. Combined with future ecosystem risk assessment studies, this tool should help...
IRD projects in Laos presented at the One Health International Symposium in Bangkok
The One Nakai and ELAOS projects were presented at the Symposium "One Health research projects and methods in Thailand and Southeast Asia" on 19 July 2022.
Feedback on the "One Health" International Symposium
On July 19, the International Symposium on One Health methods and scientific projects in Thailand and Southeast Asia was held at the Mahidol University in Bangkok. This event brought together IRD researchers and their local partners to develop new dialogues between all the institutions present.
Meeting between oceanographers from IRD and Thai universities
On Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June, IRD oceanographers working for the LOTUS International Joint Laboratory and the SOOT-SEA International Research Network South met and exchanged with their counterparts from the Department of Oceanography at Chulalongkorn University and the RU-CORE at Ramkhamhaeng...
07/06/22 - 12/06/22
IRD is taking action for the Ocean Week in Kenya
The Ocean Week in Kenya is organized by the Alliance française of Mombasa from June 7 to 12, 2022. In this context, three actions are planned by IRD: an awareness activity on coral reefs with the participatory tool MARECO in 3 schools of Mombasa, the participation of an IRD scientist in a debate on...
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.
Festival do Estuario in Mozambique: a science - society meeting by the Incomati river
Project Mikoko: Kenyan scientists visit French partners in Montpellier
As the FSPI Mikoko on conservation and rehabilitation of the Kenyan mangroves is coming to an end (IRD-Cirad-Kenya Forest Service, coordination D. Williamson - J. Prosperi - J. Mwang'ombe), 3 young Kenyan scientists visited their partners in Montpellier (UMRs Espace-Dev and AMAP) and at Aix...
Mapping together the Western Indian Ocean deltas: a workshop organised by the GDRI-Sud Deltas and the DiDEM program
From 30 September to 4 October 2021, a delta-mapping workshop is being held simultaneously in Macaneta (Mozambique), Tananarive (Madagascar) and online. 25 participants from the 4 countries are trained to use Google Earth Engine and QGIS.
Improving Ocean Protection with the First Marine Protected Areas Guide
An international team, which includes researchers from IRD and CNRS, published a novel Marine Protected Areas (MPA) guide in the journal Science on 9 September 2021. The aim is to advance the global community's understanding of ocean protection and achieve global goals to halt marine biodiversity...
Remote training workshop: Monitoring and managing COTS outbreaks on the coral reefs of Southeast Sulawesi, Kendari
Among the broad range of large-scale disturbances that affect Indo-Pacific coral reefs, the coral-eating starfish Acanthaster planci (“crown-of-thorns”, referred to as COTs) is a major cause of coral reef destruction, whose impact is quantitatively comparable to cyclones. Monitoring and managing...
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...
Project Mikoko: final workshop and launch of the participative digital platform
On May 26, 2021 the IRD, CIRAD and KFS organized the last workshop of the project Mikoko entitled “Mangrove, a flagship socio-ecosystem for the blue economy” taking place at the Neptune Hotel, DIani, Kenya. On May 27, a mangroves tour at Gazi Bay was also organized.
Webinar - Towards sustainable marine aquaculture in Africa
The AfriMAQUA research network organises a webinar on marine aquaculture in Tanzania, Namibia and Kenya. Join the event online!
Enhancing sustainable marine aquaculture practices via a strong South African-French partnership
On 19 February, H.E. Aurélien Lechevallier, Ambassador of France to South Africa, visited the Marine Research Aquarium in Cape Town, a key place for the South African – French partnership in aquaculture research. He met with researchers and praised their efforts to ensure sustainable aquaculture...
[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
[Video] #SciChat 2 - Meet Brett Macey
#SciChat is a mini interview-series on the African counterparts of our IRD, CNRS or Cirad French scientists leading research in the region (Southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean). For this second video we asked some questions to Brett Macey, an aquaculture specialist at the South African...
Giving journalists means to alert the population and policy-makers to mangrove conservation
On December 15th, Kenyan journalists were invited to a thematic workshop on mangrove conservation and resilience in order to better apprehend this complex ecosystem.
Improving multi-sectoral ocean management to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Researchers from IRD, the CNRS and Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) have assessed the capacity of the principal ocean management tools to achieve the "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans" sustainable development goal (SDG). They have shown that certain multi-sectoral mechanisms, such...