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IFREMER Indian ocean delegation

La Reunion

Mayotte

Research centers or research group

French Research Institute for the Use of Marine RESOURCES

IFREMER (French Research institute for the use of MARINE resources) provides its expertise to improve our knowledge of the oceans and their resources. monitoring of marine environments and fostering the
development of sustainable marine activities.

Gathering data and knowledge about the sea and contributing to the development of observation and monitoring activities.

Managing and summarising data and knowledge to be widely accessible by developing or combining tools based on the mainstream standardisation frameworks, sharing and security.

Developing opinions, guidance or assistance in decision-making to help develop sustainable marine activities.

Contact

Magali DUVAL  | Indian Ocean representative
Ifremer, Indian Ocean delegation Station de La Réunion 9 Rue Jean Bertho, BP 60, 97822 Le Port CEDEX
  • Research domains

    Areas of expertise :

    • TOPIC A : Fisheries science Environment and Biodiversity
    • TOPIC B : Fish farming and marine energy with the support of the other Ifremer teams
  • Key research projects

    Halieutic and Biodiversity

    • Halieutical information System (SIH), a long-term national monitoring network for for fish stocks and related practices in place, in Reunion, since 2006
    • Population dynamics and connectivity : large pelagic species (IOSSS Espadon, GERMON and POPSTAR) and coastal resources (DMX, EPICURE, STAVIRO Mayotte and PECHTRAD projects)
    • Marine megafauna : Indian Ocean turtles (DYMITILE, Turtle action plan, TURTLE TAG and pIOT)

    Environment

    • Introduction of the Water Framework Directive in Reunion and Mayotte :
      classification and maps / Specifying the different monitoring programme networks / Situation updates (GOOD CONDITION – GOOD CONDITION II, as well as technical and scientific support in the catchment areas)
    • Benthic habitats map : hyperspectral imaging (SPECTRHABENT-OI and HYSCORES)
    • Hydrodynamic models : modelling platform for Reunion Island (HYDRORUN)
      Managing and summarising data and knowledge and keeping them widely available by developing or combining tools based on the mainstream standardisation frameworks, sharing and security.

    Fishing and Biodiversity

    • Longline fishing atlas : fishing records since the 1950s and number of swordfish caught ; annual changes since 1994 in the activity of Reunion fishing fleets
    • BD TORSOOI : Sea turtle database for the South-West Indian Ocean
    • A publication to raise public awareness : “Turtles and Islands”
  • Main facilities
    • 1 laboratory specialising in genetic analysis
    • 1 laboratory for sample-processing (biometrics, sampling, etc.)
    • 1 imaging laboratory specialising in otoliths
    • 1 electronics and imaging laboratory
  • Main collaborations

    IFREMER
    Mainland France teams : approx.1,400 people
    Overseas territories teams : approx. 140 people working on common issues

    GOVERNMENT SERVICES
    Prefectures in Mayotte Reunion TAAF ARS-OI DEAL Reunion and Mayotte DMSOI …

    RESEARCH BODIES AND ORGANISATIONS REPRESENTING THE PROFESSION
    National : AAMP BRGM IRD …
    Local : CRPMEM GLOBICE KELONIA CEDTM PNMM RNMR
    Universities of Reunion Island and Mayotte

    PUBLIC BODES AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES
    National : AFB , etc.
    Local : Regional Council Reunion Water Office , etc.

    OVERSEAS PARTNERS
    South Africa Australia Comoros Madagascar Mozambique, Oman Seychelles , etc.

Areas of expertise :

  • TOPIC A : Fisheries science Environment and Biodiversity
  • TOPIC B : Fish farming and marine energy with the support of the other Ifremer teams

Halieutic and Biodiversity

  • Halieutical information System (SIH), a long-term national monitoring network for for fish stocks and related practices in place, in Reunion, since 2006
  • Population dynamics and connectivity : large pelagic species (IOSSS Espadon, GERMON and POPSTAR) and coastal resources (DMX, EPICURE, STAVIRO Mayotte and PECHTRAD projects)
  • Marine megafauna : Indian Ocean turtles (DYMITILE, Turtle action plan, TURTLE TAG and pIOT)

Environment

  • Introduction of the Water Framework Directive in Reunion and Mayotte :
    classification and maps / Specifying the different monitoring programme networks / Situation updates (GOOD CONDITION – GOOD CONDITION II, as well as technical and scientific support in the catchment areas)
  • Benthic habitats map : hyperspectral imaging (SPECTRHABENT-OI and HYSCORES)
  • Hydrodynamic models : modelling platform for Reunion Island (HYDRORUN)
    Managing and summarising data and knowledge and keeping them widely available by developing or combining tools based on the mainstream standardisation frameworks, sharing and security.

Fishing and Biodiversity

  • Longline fishing atlas : fishing records since the 1950s and number of swordfish caught ; annual changes since 1994 in the activity of Reunion fishing fleets
  • BD TORSOOI : Sea turtle database for the South-West Indian Ocean
  • A publication to raise public awareness : “Turtles and Islands”
  • 1 laboratory specialising in genetic analysis
  • 1 laboratory for sample-processing (biometrics, sampling, etc.)
  • 1 imaging laboratory specialising in otoliths
  • 1 electronics and imaging laboratory

IFREMER
Mainland France teams : approx.1,400 people
Overseas territories teams : approx. 140 people working on common issues

GOVERNMENT SERVICES
Prefectures in Mayotte Reunion TAAF ARS-OI DEAL Reunion and Mayotte DMSOI …

RESEARCH BODIES AND ORGANISATIONS REPRESENTING THE PROFESSION
National : AAMP BRGM IRD …
Local : CRPMEM GLOBICE KELONIA CEDTM PNMM RNMR
Universities of Reunion Island and Mayotte

PUBLIC BODES AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES
National : AFB , etc.
Local : Regional Council Reunion Water Office , etc.

OVERSEAS PARTNERS
South Africa Australia Comoros Madagascar Mozambique, Oman Seychelles , etc.

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