The ‘Oceans, climate and resources’ department brings together IRD’s oceanographers specialising in different disciplines: physicians, chemists, bio-geochemists, biologists, ecologists and fisheries scientists. It takes an integrated approach to handle research questions for the development of the ocean with focus on the processes that affect the inter-tropical zone.
Their studies fall into two main scientific areas:
The challenge of this research is to understand how physical and ecological changes in the ocean particularly effect populations in the intertropical zone.
The SEDES (Services from delta coastal waters and their sustainability) ICL conducts research into biological, social and environmental sciences in the Mekong delta and coastal waters of southern Vietnam.Find out more
BIOTEC H2 endeavours to put forward a bioprocedure to produce hydrogen from organic waste.Find out more
Alongside the General Assembly of the United Nations on 20 September 2016, IRD, partnered by the French Embassy, organised a side-event on Equity and fisheries in a global context.