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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...
"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.
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...
Call for proposals: PHC SIAM Mobility programme 2020-2021
To encourage outstanding scientific exchanges between Thai and French higher education institutions and research bodies, and to develop sustainable collaborative research activities, the Joint Franco-Thai Committee launches the present Call for proposals.
[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!
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.
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.
Franco-Vietnamese meeting on environmental protection at MOFA
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...
The first Global Sustainable Development Report given to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
Achieving human well-being for all of the Earth’s people – expected to number eight and a half billion by 2030 - is still possible, but only if there is a fundamental - and urgent - change in the relationship between people and nature, according to a new United Nations report by an independent...
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...
Observed controls on resilience of groundwater to climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa
Groundwater – a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa – is, to a certain extent, resilient to climate variability and change, according to a new study co-led by IRD with University College London and Cardiff University. The research published on August 7, 2019...
[Project] AEROCLO-SA - Aerosol radiation and clouds in Southern Africa
January 2016 - December 2019 Namibia, South Africa
[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] LANDTHIRST - The landscapes of thirst: behavioural adjustments to face water scarcity in a changing climate
September 2016 - September 2020 South Africa, Zimbabwe
[Project] IMACLIM - Modeling and evaluation of sustainable development policies
International Research Network (IRN) Argentina, Brazil, China, India, South Africa, Russia, Vietnam January 2020 – December 2024