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Le séisme et le tsunami qui ont frappé l'Indonésie le 28 septembre 2018 ont fait plus de 2 000 morts et 5 000 disparus.

09/11/20

A new model found to predict earthquake propagation speed

In an article published on November 9th in Nature Geoscience, Jean-Paul Ampuero and Huihui Weng, two researchers from Université Côte d'Azur and IRD propose a new model to predict the propagation speed of earthquakes.

Daily life in Madagascar.

07/09/20

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...

Temple bouddhiste à Bangkok

14/07/20 - 24/08/20

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.

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.

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.

Animation showing the effect of swell recorded along the first eight kilometres of optical fibre.

18/12/19

Submarine cables: billions of potential seismic sensors!

Scientists have for the first time shown that it is possible to detect the propagation of seismic waves on the seafloor using submarine telecommunications cables. According to their observations, this existing infrastructure could be used to detect earthquakes, as well as swell and underwater noise...

The Okavango delta from above.

18/11/19

Botswana's Okavango Delta is created by a delicate balance, but for how much longer?

This article on The Conversation Africa was co-signed by Dr Olivier Dauteuil, CNRS senior researcher at the University of Rennes and Dr Mike Murray-Hudson, Senior Research Fellow at the Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana.

The Okavango delta from above.

[Project] Okavango - Tectonic, climate and biology of the Okavango delta

International Emerging Action (IEA) January 2020 – December 2021 Bostwana

Tea plantation in the Tanzanian mountains.

[Project] CLAREA – Climate, livelihoods and agroecosystem resources in East Africa

2019 - 2022 Tanzania

Recherches sur le Virus du Sras par l'UR 178 en Thailande

Research in Thailand

In Thailand, IRD focuses its research projects on 3 priorities addressing the most pressing challenges of sustainable development: the environment, through the study of ecosystems, natural resources and the impact of human activities; health, with research on infectious, vector-borne and chronic...

Plongée sous l'ombre d'un radeau de sargasses

Ocean Resources

The Ocean Resources research teams take an integrated approach to marine development research, particularly focussing on processes that affect the intertropical zone.

Vignette désertification

Desertification, A Challenge for Science

Desertification is a result of land degradation, mainly caused by human activity, in dry areas of the planet. Climate change amplifies the negative effects of these activities on soils and vegetation.

Prélèvement d'eau dans une lagune chilienne

Water at the Heart of Science

The water issue is one of the 21st century’s greatest challenges. Abundant but unequally distributed on Earth, this resource is today threatened by climate change and the dangers of overuse. Improving access to water, which is still suffering from glaring disparities, is one of the Millennium...

Student training at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.

Research in Southern Africa

Research projects are defined and carried out jointly by the researchers and their counterparts in Southern Africa.

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: