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Visuel AP AI Bletery

11/05/22

Using gravitational signals for tsunami early warning with AI

IRD researchers publish a study on May 11, 2022 in the journal Nature showing that gravitational signals can be exploited to instantly estimate the magnitude of large earthquakes. These signals, which are very weak and propagate at the speed of light, were discovered in 2017 in data from the 2011...

Navire Marion Dufresne

14/04/22

The RESILIENCE cruise aboard the Marion Dufresne

The RESILIENCE oceanographic cruise will take place in the Indian Ocean from April 19 to May 24, 2022.

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".

Plastic Debris pollution plastique

18/01/22

Plastic marine debris in the nets of IRD, AFD and partners in Indonesia, and presentation of GDRI-South PASSPORT-2C

Plastic debris accumulated at sea represent a growing concern because of their potential impact on marine and coastal ecosystems. Where are such wastes concentrated? Which areas are most affected by the accumulation of macroplastics? What are the impacts of this pollution and related additives that...

couverture pollution

14/01/22 - 02/03/22

Exhibition “Plastic: Pollution and solution”

The documentary exhibition "Plastics: pollution and solutions" will tell us about the life of plastic from the place of production to the place of consumption in daily life, until it is dispersed in soil and water environments. Although addressing the situation in Vietnam but not limited to a...

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...

Young rubber seedlings, surrounded by a legume (Ivory Coast)

13/12/21

Rubber production: How can soil health be restored after clear-cutting of a 40-year-old plantation?

Returning the biomass from logging to the soil and planting legume cover crops enable rapid restoration of the main soil functions, just 18 months after clear-cutting of an aging rubber plantation. A team of scientists has demonstrated this in two sites in Côte d’Ivoire since 2017. While pressure on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.