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A couple taking in the view from Table Mountain, Cape Town.

11/05/20

We found high UV doses at high-altitude hiking trails in Reunion and Cape Town

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is important for life on earth and especially for humans.

Coronavirus

23/03/20

Covid-19 : expertise and IRD's partnership against the pandemic

The experience of IRD researchers in intertropical zones provides valuable lessons in terms of pandemic analysis, epidemiology, treatment and public health policy orientation.

Cape Town & Table Mountain

18/02/20

Extreme solar UV radiation exposure in Cape Town

[Research result] Study shows the danger for Capetonians and tourists visiting Table Mountain.

Coral barrier, Reunion Island.

Presentation of the IRD in Reunion Island

As a European tropical island territory, La Réunion has geostrategic assets for the Southern African, East African and Indian Ocean region, creating a favorable environment for growing research, development and innovation activities. The IRD office in La Réunion opened in 1987 to implement the first...

Landscape of Reunion.

Research in Reunion Island

The Reunion office supports an intensive scientific activity around various topics, linked to the issues of sustainable development:

Volcanic eruption in Reunion.

Partnership in Reunion Island

The IRD conducts research with multiple partners and encourages the creation of partnership tools such as joint mixed laboratories, young teams associated with IRD and research networks.

PSF-South TANY VAO (2019-2021)

The Tany Vao Summer University in Social Sciences in West Africa and Madagascar brings together around a hundred participants and over 20 partners every year. The aim of this school is to provide high-level education in research and to meet demanding requirements in terms of methods, supervision and...

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.

The MARECO card game.

Innovation and scientific culture in Reunion Island

The aim of the Reunion Island scientific culture mission is to share research results and boost communication between society and the world of science.