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Visuel AP AI Bletery

11/05/22

Using gravitational signals for tsunami early warning with AI

IRD researchers publish a study on May 11, 2022 in the journal Nature showing that gravitational signals can be exploited to instantly estimate the magnitude of large earthquakes. These signals, which are very weak and propagate at the speed of light, were discovered in 2017 in data from the 2011...

Drapeau Ukraine

10/03/22

Solidarity and support to the Ukrainian scientific community

Following the Marseille Conference, IRD fully endorses the call from European ministers for Higher Education and Research to strengthen international scientific cooperation around common values and principles.

visuel lancement revue GA

10/03/22

A multidisciplinary and multilingual journal addressing the future of the African continent in response to global challenges

The members of the Global Africa consortium – University Gaston Berger in Saint-Louis (UGB, Senegal), National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD, France), the Laboratoire d'études et de recherche sur les dynamiques sociales et le développement local (LASDEL, Benin/Niger) and...

Rio Santiago, a free-flowing river in the Andean Amazon, with large hydroelectric dams planned.

18/02/22

Amazon basin: using artificial intelligence to optimise international planning of hydroelectric dams

New methods of digital optimisation to improve international management of hydroelectric dams in the Amazon basin have been proposed in an international study, coordinated by Cornell University (United States) with involvement from IRD researchers as well as their South American partners. These...

Onion cultivation associated with olive trees, in the Sidi Bouzid region of Tunisia. A variety of crops is a factor in the diversity of the diet.

14/02/22

Tunisia: a correlation between varied agricultural production and women's dietary diversity

A study by researchers from CIRAD, IRD and the Tunisian National Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INNTA) revealed systematic positive correlations positives between the diversity of farm products and that of the diets of women on 290 family farms in the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia...

Une femme fumant du poisson sur un four dans la banlieue de Port-Bouet, Abidjan

25/01/22

Plus de poisson dans nos assiettes ? / More fish on our plates ?

On February 17, echoing the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (#IYAFA2022), IRD and Cité des sciences et de l'Industrie introduce a public panel discussion, jointly led with South Africa.

Logo de l'European Research Council

10/01/22

European Research Council: two IRD projects win Starting Grants 2021

On 10 January, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the results of the Starting Grants 2021 call launched under Horizon Europe, the European Union's new research and innovation programme. 397 early career researchers were selected from over 4,000 applicants. They receive grants of 1.5...

Young rubber seedlings, surrounded by a legume (Ivory Coast)

13/12/21

Rubber production: How can soil health be restored after clear-cutting of a 40-year-old plantation?

Returning the biomass from logging to the soil and planting legume cover crops enable rapid restoration of the main soil functions, just 18 months after clear-cutting of an aging rubber plantation. A team of scientists has demonstrated this in two sites in Côte d’Ivoire since 2017. While pressure on...

Agroforests in India

09/12/21

IRD and MNHN publish the book Nature in Common - Beyond the Nagoya Protocol

French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and the French National Natural History Museum (MNHN) co-publish Nature in Common - Beyond the Nagoya Protocol, one of the first summary books on the implementation of this major international agreement for the global biodiversity...

Bandeau HW

07/12/21

Hello World #3 'Biodiversity: target 30% protected areas?

The third episode of IRD’s programme dedicated to the science of sustainable solutions, Hello World!, will centre around the theme 'Biodiversity: target 30% protected areas?'. It will be available on www.helloworld-ird.fr, on 7 December.

Visit of the ICML premises by the French Ambassador in Laos

08/11/21

The honors of the new French ambassador in Laos

On November 1 2021, Her Excellency the Ambassador of France to Laos, Siv-Leng CHHUOR, visited the offices and laboratories of the Centre d'Infectiologie Lao Christophe Mérieux.

visuel OSS

25/10/21

Ocean sciences are essential in the fight against climate change

Full steam ahead toward the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). On October 25, Ifremer, the CNRS and the IRD, with support from the Ocean & Climate Platform and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, are launching a digital world tour of ocean and climate sciences, christened...

Inauguration Arcad

06/10/21

Conserving agrobiodiversity to adapt crops to climate change: inauguration of two major facilities

On 6 October in Montpellier, CIRAD, INRAE, IRD and Institut Agro – alongside representatives of the Prefecture and the Occitanie Region, and Michaël Delafosse, President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole and Mayor of Montpellier – inaugurated two facilities that will play a major role in the...

Visuel CP AMP Philippe Cury

09/09/21

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...

Travaux pratiques lors de l'atelier

07/09/21

A workshop on extraction techniques

A workshop dedicated to the study of extractive chemistry techniques was held at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Vientiane with the support of the AUF, the SEP2D programme and the cabinet of the Academy of Sciences and Technology of Laos.

Signature du MoU entre l'IRD et DALaM

24/08/21

Renewal of a cooperation agreement between the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and IRD

On 9 of August 2021, Dr Nivong Sipaseuth, Director General of the Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM) of the Laotian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Dr Eric Deharo, Representative of IRD in Laos signed the renewal of an agreement of scientific and technical cooperation...

Embouchure du fleuve Amazone, acquisition au large de l'Amazone du 16 Octobre 2017

23/08/21

AMAZOMIX campaign: Impact of physical processes on the marine ecosystem at the mouth of the Amazon

A multidisciplinary team of 17 French and Brazilian scientists will embark from August the 27th to October the 8th on board of the ANTEA, an oceanographic vessel of the French Oceanographic Fleet operated by Ifremer. From Cayenne, the ship will head to Brazilian waters and explore the mouth of the...

Elevage de grillons au Laos

19/08/21

No skipping meals with crickets!

Creation of an international consortium to empower women in extreme poverty in Laos through sustainable, low-cost, high-tech production of edible crickets.

Bâtiment détruit par le séisme d'Haïti du 12 janvier 2010

18/08/21

Initial report on the 14 August 2021 earthquake in Haiti

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the south of Haiti on 14 August 2021 is reminiscent of the devastating event of similar magnitude on 12 January 2010, which caused tens of thousands of deaths in the Léogâne – Port-au-Prince region and had severe economic consequences. The recent earthquake...

 Travail en laboratoire sur la Tuberculose

20/07/21

IRD partner of UNITE4TB : a new era in tuberculosis treatment development

The UNITE4TB project, new consortium in which IRD is a partner, aims to advance tuberculosis research and enable the development of new, safe and affordable treatment solutions for tuberculosis patients worldwide.