In 2019, the report of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) recalled the extent of biodiversity loss worldwide. In this context, the improvement of biodiversity exploration techniques is essential to implement targeted actions to protect ecosystems.
In arid and semi-arid environments, the land is vulnerable, densely populated and exposed to the wind. In these regions, wind erosion must be taken into account to the same extent as water erosion to anticipate soil changes for agriculture.
Informal economy is not black or illegal economy: it corresponds with unreported precarious jobs, which in some countries account for the overwhelming majority of jobs. Hence the importance of quantifying it.
Carrying diseases such as chikungunya or dengue fever, the tiger mosquito is found in French overseas territories but also in the south of France. It is therefore essential to control this species, which raises new issues about control methods.
In the 1980s, the development community realised that many initiatives in favour of Global South countries were partial successes, sometimes even blatant failures.
Since the 1950s, the number of deaths caused by floods in Africa has increased fivefold. Human and cimatic factors are responsibles.
Knowledge of river flow, which is crucial information for agriculture, research or power generation, is not available everywhere from the ground. Satellites can remedy this.
The important congress about research and innovation for sustainable development has a new date, one year later.
IRD has made public and free data gathered in West Africa’s estuarine, lagoon and continental ecosystems.
A report synthesize the current knowledge from oceanic and atmospheric sciences about the El Niño -Southern Oscillation, one of the most influential weather phenomenon over the world.