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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...

Testing water salinity levels with the students from the Lycée français

20/10/21

Festival do Estuario in Mozambique: a science - society meeting by the Incomati river

Watamu Mangrove

19/10/21

Project Mikoko: Kenyan scientists visit French partners in Montpellier

As the FSPI Mikoko on conservation and rehabilitation of the Kenyan mangroves is coming to an end (IRD-Cirad-Kenya Forest Service, coordination D. Williamson - J. Prosperi - J. Mwang'ombe), 3 young Kenyan scientists visited their partners in Montpellier (UMRs Espace-Dev and AMAP) and at Aix...

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...

Participants à l'atelier de cartographie au Mozambique

30/09/21

Mapping together the Western Indian Ocean deltas: a workshop organised by the GDRI-Sud Deltas and the DiDEM program

From 30 September to 4 October 2021, a delta-mapping workshop is being held simultaneously in Macaneta (Mozambique), Tananarive (Madagascar) and online. 25 participants from the 4 countries are trained to use Google Earth Engine and QGIS.

Sustainable tourism in the Indian Ocean

27/09/21

World Tourism Day: Sustainable tourism as an economic and environmental driver in the Indian Ocean

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, celebrated each year on September 27th, countries and territories participating in the Indian Ocean Blue Year in 2021-2022 reaffirm their commitment to sustainable tourism, with the aim of reconciling economic and social development with the protection of the...

Vue depuis NMU, campus de George

17/09/21

French – South African cooperation to advance Sustainability Science

On Thursday 16, the French Delegation visited Nelson Mandela University at George Campus to discuss the opportunities and existing tools of the French – South African collaboration to foster sustainable science.

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.

Bibliothèque

20/07/21

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.

Année bleue de l'OI

12/07/21

IRD supports the accountable Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean

In parallel with the Indian Ocean Blue Economy Day on July 17, 2021, IRD is participating in the Indian Ocean Blue Year 2021-2022 and is deploying a research program in favor of a responsible blue economy in Comoros, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar and Seychelles. The study focuses on the development...

Invasion of coral reefs by COTS

21/06/21

Remote training workshop: Monitoring and managing COTS outbreaks on the coral reefs of Southeast Sulawesi, Kendari

Among the broad range of large-scale disturbances that affect Indo-Pacific coral reefs, the coral-eating starfish Acanthaster planci (“crown-of-thorns”, referred to as COTs) is a major cause of coral reef destruction, whose impact is quantitatively comparable to cyclones. Monitoring and managing...

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...

Ministre Annick Girardin Lampung, Sud Sumatra, Indonesie

06/06/21 - 11/06/21

Official visit in Indonesia of Annick Girardin, French Minister of Sea

Mrs. Annick Girardin, Minister of Sea, visited Indonesia from June 6 to 11, 2021.

Enquête de terrain sur le comportement alimentaire des éléphants apprivoisés

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.

Littoral

01/06/21

Launch of the DiDEM program: « Kick off » and CoPIL events

The DiDEM program (Dialogue Science-Decision Makers for Integrated Management of Coastal and Marine Environments) has been initiated in July 2020 and covers zones in the Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles and Tanzania. DiDEM has officially launched with two events on May...

Mangroves Kenya

28/05/21

Project Mikoko: final workshop and launch of the participative digital platform

On May 26, 2021 the IRD, CIRAD and KFS organized the last workshop of the project Mikoko entitled “Mangrove, a flagship socio-ecosystem for the blue economy” taking place at the Neptune Hotel, DIani, Kenya. On May 27, a mangroves tour at Gazi Bay was also organized.

Road-related deforestation in West Papua

14/05/21

PREZODE Regional Workshop with Asian partners

The PREZODE “ PREventing ZOonotic Disease Emergence” initiative, launched by France with the support of EU, aims to prevent emerging pandemic risks from animals while ensuring food security and livelihood for the poorest communities, and strengthening cooperation within and between several regions...

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...

Lazarus Kgasi

29/03/21

SciChat #3 - Meet Lazarus Kgasi, palaeontologist

For this third interview with IRD and CNRS researchers and partners in the region, we met Lazarus Kgasi, a palaeontologist.