The ‘Oceans: climate and resources’ department takes an integrated approach to mobilise knowledge and know-how as it researches issues surrounding the development of the oceans and the processes that affect the intertropical zone, working in partnership with communities from the Global South.
This approach focuses on a number of scientific goals:
It brings together IRD’s oceanographers specialising in different disciplines: physicians, chemists, bio-geochemists, biologists, ecologists and fisheries scientists.
SDG 14 — Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development ↩
The CHARC programme was the first scientific study conducted on coastal sharks off Reunion Island and helped identify certain key factors influencing the presence and spatial distribution of bull sharks around the island.