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Enquête sur le terrain Ponta do Ouro pour Tara Océans

18/03/22 - 19/03/22

"Budding scientist reporters" in Maputo: how are coral reefs affected by climate change?

On March 18 and 19 2022, students from the Lycée Français of Maputo went to Ponto do Ouro to investigate the impact of climate change onto coral reefs in the South of Mozambique, as part of the campaign « Ocean & Climate, budding scientist reporters » of the Tara Océan Foundation.

Ouverture de la Conférence sur la coopération UE-Mekong

17/03/22

EU-Mekong Cooperation Conference, Hanoi, 16 March 2022

The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and the European Union Delegation to Vietnam organized a conference on EU-Mekong cooperation on March 16, 2022, in a mixed in-person and virtual format.

Mise à feu des essarts en zone montagneuse, Laos

09/03/22

Black Carbon Webinar

On Friday 11 March, from 09:00 to 11:00 (French time), the third CoSavez-vous? scientific seminar will be held on the theme "Black Carbon: the dark side of human activity".

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Villageoise montrant une tectite trouvée au Laos

18/11/20

Laotian tektites reveal the recording of a giant impact at very high pressure

800,000 years ago, the impact of a large asteroid in Indochina projected a large quantity of drop-shaped or teardrop-shaped fragments of glassy rocks, known as tektites, resulting from the continental surface fusion throughout Southeast Asia and as far as Antarctica. A particular type of tektite...

Temperature inversion over the city of Grenoble, which places pollutants on the ground.

18/11/20

Air pollution: a new indicator for measuring health impacts

Researchers from IRD, the CNRS and UGA took part in a European study of sources of fine particulate matter that are harmful to health, coordinated by the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI, Switzerland). Their results, published in the journal Nature on 18 November 2020, reveal the harmful nature of...

Meteorological station at the summit of Mera peak (6400 m)

16/11/20

Scientific expedition through Himalayan glaciers

Like every fall since 2007, the French-Nepali joint expedition is about to depart for the Everest region to survey the mass balance of three glaciers. This field campaign is a joint project between French partners (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement/Institut des Géosciences de l...

Stormy sky

19/10/20

[Project] SeaSpots - Changes in the annual climate cycle over South Africa and ocean hotspots

South Africa