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"Nyota Ya Mikoko": Launch of the Kenyan mangrove research vessel
Nyota ya Mikoko, the Kenyan mangrove research vessel, was officially launched on July 26th 2020 during The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.
[Meet a scientist] Moagabo Ragoasha: once an IRD scholarship holder, now an oceanographer in the SA-France network
Moagabo Ragoasha has just defended her PhD and is now a qualified South African physical oceanographer. Thanks to the IRD scholarship program, she had the opportunity to share her PhD time between France and South Africa. Let’s have a chat with her so she can share her experience with us!
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...
[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.
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.
1,000,000 species threatened with extinction : Ipbes's alarmant report
Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services...
Biodiversity: Paris hosts the plenary session of the IPBES
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is meeting at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris between 29 April and 4 May. The objective is to finalise the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
The IRD celebrates the International Year of the Reef
2018 has been declared the third international year of the reef. IRD is rising to this occasion, and helping the public to discover partnered research on this essential theme, during events organised this year in mainland and overseas France. You can also discover all the resources available - films...
[Project] EFlows-Moz - Environmental Flows for enhanced Biodiversity and Poverty alleviation in the deltas of Mozambique
2020 - 2021 Mozambique
[Project] AfriMAQUA - Sustainable marine aquaculture in Africa
International Research Group-South (GDRI-Sud) 2019 - 2022 Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania
[Project] DiDEM - Dialogue between science and decision-makers for an integrated management of marine and coastal environments
July 2020 – July 2023 Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania
[Project] CIGOEF - Climate change impacts on global oceanic ecosystems & fisheries
October 2017 - October 2020 South Africa
[Project] iMarCo - Marine connectivity
International Research Group-South (GDRI-Sud) January 2018 - December 2021 South Africa
[Project] TRIATLAS - Atlantic climate-based marine ecosystem prediction
May 2019 - April 2023 South Africa
[Project] Marine sciences: from VIBES to ICEMASA
A long-term French-South African partnership 2017 - today South Africa
[Project] ITANGO-MOZ - Innovative Tools and Approaches for Natural Resource Governance in Mozambique
Young team associated with IRD (JEAI) January 2020 – January 2022 Mozambique
[Project] Mikoko - Conservation and resilience of Kenyan mangrove forests
French solidarity fund for innovative projects (FSPI) January 2019 - December 2020 Kenya
PSF-South Mianatra (2019-2021)
In Malagasy, “Mianatra” means “to learn”. The aim of this project is to improve university education in order to meet requirements for socio-economic and environmental expertise in the sea and fishing sectors.
PSF-South ENVIPRO-Med (2019-2021)
Supported by Laurent Drapeau (UMR CESBIO) and Safa Baydoun (Beirut Arab University, Lebanon), this PSF-South aims to improve research and teaching in ecosystem management in Lebanon.
PSF-South ASIAME (2020-2022)
ASIAME (South-East ASIa School of Aquatic Microbial Ecology) themed schools aim to provide young ecologists in South-East Asia with a thorough education in both the theoretical and the methodological aspects of aquatic microbial ecology (cultures, taxonomy, physiology, metabolism and genomics). They...