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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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

An aquaculture farm cage during feeding.

19/02/21

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...

In Seychelles, artisanal and industrial fisheries coexist.

14/12/20

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...

Stormy sky

19/10/20

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

South Africa

Abalone farm.

15/10/20

Aquaculture and Food Security - Follow-up on the webinar

Watch the webinar recording or download the speakers' presentations.

Abalone farm.

30/09/20

[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.

Les calamars chassent ou se reproduisent la nuit.

17/09/20

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.

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...

Longliner in Reunion.

25/08/20

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.

Rough sea.

17/08/20

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...

The "Nyota ya Mikoko", or "star of the mangrove", vessel dedicated to mangrove conservation.

29/07/20

"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.

Launching of a CTD-rosette.

16/06/20

[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!