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Enhancing sustainable marine aquaculture practices via a strong South African-French partnership
On 19 February, H.E. Aurélien Lechevallier, Ambassador of France to South Africa, visited the Marine Research Aquarium in Cape Town, a key place for the South African – French partnership in aquaculture research. He met with researchers and praised their efforts to ensure sustainable aquaculture...
Improving multi-sectoral ocean management to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Researchers from IRD, the CNRS and Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) have assessed the capacity of the principal ocean management tools to achieve the "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans" sustainable development goal (SDG). They have shown that certain multi-sectoral mechanisms, such...
[Project] SeaSpots - Changes in the annual climate cycle over South Africa and ocean hotspots
Aquaculture and Food Security - Follow-up on the webinar
Watch the webinar recording or download the speakers' presentations.
[Webinar] Ensuring food security in Africa through sustainable aquaculture
Did you think about where the last prawn or fish you ate came from? Chances are that they grew in an aquaculture farm! For a few years now, the majority of seafood we consume has not been coming from fisheries.
International virtual Symposium on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity (ISCOMBIO 2020)
L'Indonésie est l'une des plus grandes nations maritimes du monde. Cet État archipélagique occupe une position et un rôle uniques et stratégiques dans la socio-économie et les sciences mondiales. D'ici 2030, ce pays émergent devrait devenir l'une des premières puissances économiques mondiales.
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...
WIOMSA and IRD: a close cooperation for marine science
Dr. Jacqueline Uku, WIOMSA President, says it herself: “IRD has been a good friend, for a very long time.” The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association indeed has extensive links with IRD in the region and offers a great support to marine researchers.
A breath of invigorating sea air… carrying microplastics
A new study involving researchers from the CNRS, the Nelson Mandela University and the Strathclyde University (Scotland) provided evidence of possible microplastic transportation from the ocean to the surrounding atmosphere, by the waves and the wind. This marks a significant step for research and a...
"Nyota Ya Mikoko": Launch of the Kenyan mangrove research vessel
Nyota ya Mikoko, the Kenyan mangrove research vessel, was officially launched on July 26th 2020 during The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.
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.
[Meet a scientist] Moagabo Ragoasha: once an IRD scholarship holder, now an oceanographer in the SA-France network
Moagabo Ragoasha has just defended her PhD and is now a qualified South African physical oceanographer. Thanks to the IRD scholarship program, she had the opportunity to share her PhD time between France and South Africa. Let’s have a chat with her so she can share her experience with us!
Assessing El Niño’s impact on fisheries and aquaculture around the world
New report presents the main regional consequences caused by the five types of the climate pattern.
[Meet a scientist] Pierrick Penven, the ocean at heart
Pierrick Penven and South Africa share a long history. The scientist has been studying the currents bordering the country for more than 20 years. We met him during his last visit in Cape Town, at the crossing of three oceans.
Mikoko project: mangrove conservators and local leaders gathered for a one-week training course
The National Museum of Gede (Kilifi County) hosted the first training course organized by the Mikoko project on mangrove forest conservation and restauration from February 18th to 21st.
A better estimate of water-level rise in the Ganges delta
For the first time, scientists have provided reliable regional estimates of land subsidence and water-level rise in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. Depending on the region of the delta, water-level rise could reach 85 to 140 cm by 2100. The work, published in PNAS on 6 January 2020 by...
Wave movements under surveillance
As part of the "Regional Coastal Warning Network", the IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development), the Pacific Community (SPC) and Météo-France New Caledonia have deployed a wave buoy, which measures waves and wind in real time off Nouméa's southern coast.
[Project] Marine sciences: from VIBES to ICEMASA
A long-term French-South African partnership 2017 - today South Africa
[Project] DiDEM - Dialogue between science and decision-makers for an integrated management of marine and coastal environments
July 2020 – July 2023 Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania
[Project] OceanFrontCHANGE - Managing Ocean Front Ecosystems for Climate Change
January 2020 - December 2022 Kenya, Mozambique, Germany, United States