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Plastic waste at the seaside
Final webinar restitution of COMPOSE project - March 2nd 14h-17h
The French Embassy in Viet Nam and the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) in Viet Nam will organize the final webinar restitution of the COMPOSE project (Creating an Observatory for Measuring Plastic Occurrences in Society and Environment in Vietnam), which is scheduled for Tuesday 2nd...
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...

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...

Déchets plastiques sur une plage.

17/11/20

Maputo: Panel discussion on circular economy and waste management

IRD participates in the Environment week "Terra Nossa" organized by French actors in Mozambique. A great event you cannot miss if you are in Maputo!

Pollution plastique en Indonésie

18/09/20 - 08/10/20

European Sustainable Development Weeks: Indonesia calls on European expertise in space to optimize marine waste collection

Indonesia is among the biggest contributors to marine plastic pollution. In response to this emergency, the Indonesian government is engaging a range of actions to tackle a scourge that has disastrous consequences for the environment, public health and the economy. Its national marine pollution plan...

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...

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...

Nuage de fumée illustrant la pollution atmosphérique

17/07/20

New grant for a study on transboundary haze pollution and BRI in Southeast Asia

The Henry Luce Foundation Initiative for Southeast Asia, has awarded a four-year research grant to a team led by University of Hawai’i and IRD to study transboundary air pollution and the socio-ecological Impact of China’s BeltRoad Initiative in the Mekong Sub-Region. This grant complements the...

Roundtable on Air Pollution

05/06/20

Roundtable on Air Pollution

Air pollution by fine particles is a global issue. It is the main health risk and the main cause of non-communicable diseases, the second largest contributor to global warming (just after CO2), and with quantities of fine particles arriving in the ocean more than twice the amount of plastic waste...

The Pegasus mobile station, on the Namibian coast.

14/05/20

Fire smoke from South America reaches the Namibian coast

A team of scientists conducted an analysis of the aerosol composition over the Namibian coast. The atmosphere contains smoke coming from biomass fires in Angola and also South America.

Presentation of IRD activities in Vietnam by Mr. Alexis Drogoul, IRD Representative in Vietnam

14/01/20

Franco-Vietnamese meeting on environmental protection at MOFA

Mangrove trees.

[Project] Mikoko - Conservation and resilience of Kenyan mangrove forests

French solidarity fund for innovative projects (FSPI) January 2019 - December 2020 Kenya

Simultaneous launch of fixe laser beams from the Maïdo observatory, La Réunion.

[Project] ARSAIO - Atmospheric Research in Southern Africa and Indian Ocean

International Research Project (IRP) January 2019 - December 2023 Reunion Island, Madagascar, South Africa

The Pegasus mobile station, on the Namibian coast.

[Project] AEROCLO-SA - Aerosol radiation and clouds in Southern Africa

January 2016 - December 2019 Namibia, South Africa

Tea plantation in the Tanzanian mountains.

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

2019 - 2022 Tanzania

Promenade Kowloon devant le port Victoria à Hong Kong

Black Carbon: the dark side of human activity

This bilingual exhibition for the general public aims to provide an overview of what is known about anthropogenic fine particulate matter air pollution, and to present the health and environmental issues for both Vietnam and Thailand, and SEA as a whole.

Agricultural land in Madagascar.

[Project] Identification and recycling of agro-industrial waste and biomolecules in Madagascar

International Joint Research Project (PICS) 2019 – 2021 Madagascar

The Pegasus mobile station, on the Namibian coast.

[Project] HBAO - Variability, composition, and radiative effects of aerosols in Southern Africa

International Emerging Action (IEA) January 2019 - December 2021 Botswana, Namibia, South Africa

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.