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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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New Memorandum of Understanding signed between the NSTDA and the IRD
On 5 July 2021, the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a formal framework for future scientific collaborations.
AriaCov project (action research project in support of the African response to the Covid-19 epidemic).

16/07/21

AFROSCREEN: a COVID-19 response program to boost variant surveillance in 13 African countries

The Agence française de développement (AFD) and ANRS | Maladies infectieuses émergentes, in partnership with the Institut Pasteur, IRD, and laboratories across 13 African countries, are launching the joint AFROSCREEN project. This project meets an urgent need for surveillance of the development of...

Study of the vulnerability of the coastline to climate hazards (Nha Trang, Vietnam)

18/06/21

An acceleration of coastal overtopping around the world

The combination of sea level rise, tides, storm surge and waves has increased the overtopping of natural and artificial coastal protection by nearly 50% in the last two decades. This revelation comes from an international study coordinated by IRD, involving international partners. The study was...

Bandeau HW

16/06/21

Hello World! #2 - One Health: wellness at every level

The second episode of Hello World!, the IRD programme dedicated to the science of sustainable solutions, is being broadcast live on 30 June. It will be dedicated to "One Health: wellness at every level".

Le cornac Joma enseignant aux chercheurs de l'IRD les plantes utilisées par son éléphant Bouaban pour se soigner

04/06/21

OHSEA: « One Health in Practice in Southeast Asia »

The steering committee of the OHSEA project "One Health in Practice in Southeast Asia" was held in May 2021.

A road crosses a forest in northern Congo

21/04/21

Central African forests are unequally vulnerable to global change

An international study coordinated by researchers from IRD and CIRAD reveals the composition of the tropical forests of Central Africa and their vulnerability to the increased pressure from climate change and human activity expected in the coming decades. Thanks to an exceptional dataset - an...

Aerial view of Saint-Louis, Senegal

01/04/21

Announcing the launch of Global Africa, a new african academic journal

The Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis in Senegal (UGB) announced the launch of Global Africa in Dakar. This international and interdisciplinary academic journal is part of a wider effort to promote African research, with €1.5 million of support from the Agence française de développement (AFD)...

Bandeau HW

31/03/21

Hello World ! #1 - living within planetary boundaries

Hello World!, is IRD's first programme dedicated to sustainability science and solutions and will take place on April 21, live on social media.

Baie de Koh Lanta

26/03/21

New archaeological sites discovered in Koh Lanta Bay

During its latest survey mission in Koh Lanta Bay from 6 to 13 March 2021, the French archaeological mission in Thailand-Burma Peninsula uncovered new archaeological sites containing remains and paintings from thousands of years ago.

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021

22/03/21 - 24/03/21

Urgently tackling environmental issues: a series of events to address policy-makers in South-East Asia

From March 22 to 24, IRD researchers will be speaking at several side events held alongside the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021 (APFSD) to urge decision-makers in Southeast Asia to tackle without delay the environmental problems that threaten our future and that of our children.

Affiche du webinaire Women in Science en Thaïlande

11/02/21

Webinar | Inspiring Career Paths: Successful stories of Women in Science

To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, Valérie Verdier, IRD's Chairman of the board and CEO, gave an opening speech during the webinar: "Inspiring Career Paths: Successful stories of Women in Science shattering the glass ceiling".

Road-related deforestation in West Papua

11/01/21

One Planet Summit: launch of PREZODE, a first-ever international initiative to prevent future pandemics

PREZODE, an initiative to prevent emerging zoonotic risks and pandemics, was announced on the occasion of the One Planet Summit for biodiversity held on 11 January. Initiated by three French research institutes – INRAE, CIRAD and IRD – PREZODE already mobilised more than 1,000 researchers from 50...

In Seychelles, artisanal and industrial fisheries coexist.

14/12/20

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...