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logoESPACEDEV

ESPACE DEV

La Reunion

Research centers or research group

Joint research unit between IRD - Universities of Montpellier, Reunion Island, French Guiana, Antilles

The ESPACE-DEV is a multi-disciplinary research unit. The unit conducts research on the spatial dynamics of social-ecological systems, using models based on data and / or digitalise models, including remote-sensing data.

Contact

Frédérique SEYLER  | Director
Maison de la Télédétection 500 Rue Jean-François Breton 34093 Montpellier cedex 05 University of Reunion Island 15 Avenue René Cassin CS 92003 - 97744 SAINT-DENIS Cedex 9
  • Research domains

    The interdisciplinary nature of the unit’s work is based on multi-disciplinary
    research topics :

    • Ontology or formal modelling of knowledge
    • Observatories of changes and connection to environment/society
    • Environment, Society and Health Risks
    • Co-viability
  • Main scientific collaborations

    GEOSUD / NATIONAL NETWORK
    GEOSUD brings together 13 institutional partners working
    in research, higher education and public administration of
    the environment and regions. It seeks to develop a free-toaccess
    national infrastructure of satellite data for the scientific
    community and public stakeholders.
    Today, the approach is being strengthened by inclusion in the
    THEIA Centre (Continental Surface Thematic Centre) and the
    creation of a Spot 6/7 image-reception station directly connected
    to the GEOSUD data facility, with results available for download to
    members almost in real time.

    COASTAL STATION-OSU : SNO DYNALIT / NATIONAL NETWORK
    DYNALIT is an observation network with the long-term aim of
    gathering, collecting and sorting high-quality meteorological
    data on changes to coastal areas.

    The University of Reunion Island is a partner of this network,
    along with 10 Science of the Universe Observatories, 22
    Universities and 20 national laboratories. Since 2015, DYNALIT
    has also been in partnership with other elementary observation
    networks to help constitute the ILICO research facility.

  • Key research projects

    OCEAN METISS : Contribution to South-Western Indian Ocean Maritime
    Spatial Planning
    Funding : EMFF
    2018 – 2020

    MOVE : Facilitating MAES to support regional policy in Overseas Europe
    mobilizing stakeholders and pooling resources
    Funding : H2020
    2018 – 2021

    RENOVRISK-IMPACT : Innovative research into natural hazards : the
    economic impact of cyclones
    Funding : INTERREG
    2018 – 2020

    TOSCA S2-MALARIA :
    Sentinel-2 for Malaria surveillance
    Funding : CNES
    2016 – 2019

    CRABMADA :
    Devise spatialised tools to assist in the management of S. serrata
    mangrove crab numbers in Madagascar
    Funding : COI
    2017 – 2018

The interdisciplinary nature of the unit’s work is based on multi-disciplinary
research topics :

  • Ontology or formal modelling of knowledge
  • Observatories of changes and connection to environment/society
  • Environment, Society and Health Risks
  • Co-viability

GEOSUD / NATIONAL NETWORK
GEOSUD brings together 13 institutional partners working
in research, higher education and public administration of
the environment and regions. It seeks to develop a free-toaccess
national infrastructure of satellite data for the scientific
community and public stakeholders.
Today, the approach is being strengthened by inclusion in the
THEIA Centre (Continental Surface Thematic Centre) and the
creation of a Spot 6/7 image-reception station directly connected
to the GEOSUD data facility, with results available for download to
members almost in real time.

COASTAL STATION-OSU : SNO DYNALIT / NATIONAL NETWORK
DYNALIT is an observation network with the long-term aim of
gathering, collecting and sorting high-quality meteorological
data on changes to coastal areas.

The University of Reunion Island is a partner of this network,
along with 10 Science of the Universe Observatories, 22
Universities and 20 national laboratories. Since 2015, DYNALIT
has also been in partnership with other elementary observation
networks to help constitute the ILICO research facility.

OCEAN METISS : Contribution to South-Western Indian Ocean Maritime
Spatial Planning
Funding : EMFF
2018 – 2020

MOVE : Facilitating MAES to support regional policy in Overseas Europe
mobilizing stakeholders and pooling resources
Funding : H2020
2018 – 2021

RENOVRISK-IMPACT : Innovative research into natural hazards : the
economic impact of cyclones
Funding : INTERREG
2018 – 2020

TOSCA S2-MALARIA :
Sentinel-2 for Malaria surveillance
Funding : CNES
2016 – 2019

CRABMADA :
Devise spatialised tools to assist in the management of S. serrata
mangrove crab numbers in Madagascar
Funding : COI
2017 – 2018

134
total staff
4
researchers in La Reunion
8
PhD students