An engineer in aquaculture joined the RUN Sea Science team

Adeline Collet joined the RUN Sea Science program on the 17th of January 2011 as an engineer in charge of the study and the collection of post-larval fishes. She is continuing the research of Sophie Vermont, previous RSS engineer. She is working under the supervision of Pierre Bosc, director of the ARDA (l’Association Réunionnaise de Développement de l’Aquaculture). Her work within the project will end on the 16th of August (...)

A scientific exchange with Dr Ranaivomanana

From the 2nd of November until the 16th of December 2010, Dr Ranaivomanana, maitre de conference at the IHSM of Toliara (IRD partner) is in Réunion for a scientific exchange. During his stay, Dr Pascale Chabanet and Jamal Mahafina, both IRD scientists and Dr Ranaivomanana will finalise their ongoing research work in halieutic which will lead, at the end of this exchange, to a common publication on the governance of halieutic (...)

An Advisory Board for the RUN Sea Science project

The RUN Sea Science project includes the establishment of an International Advisory Board. This advisory board will come to Réunion Isand from the 14th until the 19th of September 2010.The Advisory Board will evaluate the extent to which scientific capabilities have been developed by the RSS project. The Advisory Board will be composed of four “External Experts”, comprising two scientists from Réunion and one European and one south-African scientist, recognised for their expertise in the Sea (...)

A new scientific exchange in South Africa

From the 5th until the 12th of September 2010, Cecile Mablouke, young Reunionese scientist based in the University of Réunion completed a short-term training programme at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). This training reinforces the researches capacities of Mlle Mablouke and of the Ecomar laboratory. Her research’s main objective is to understand the role of the artificial reef on the trophic ecology of fish of commercial (...)

A sixth scientist recruited by RUN Sea Science

Manuela Capello, a young scientist specialised in data base integration and spatial analyses, joined the RUN Sea Science team on the 1st of September 2010. She is currently working under the supervision of Marc Soria, IRD researcher. Ms Capello will conduct her research within RUN Sea Science until the 31st of October 2011.

A young scientist presents his research during an international congress in Brasil

From the 19th to the 29th of August 2010, David Ringler, expert in ornithology, will be presenting his work in Brasil to 25th the IOC (International Ornithology Congress) in the framework of the symposium “Free-ranging cats and birds : problems and solutions”. “This symposium is an excellent opportunity for an exchange with world-recognized experts in biology conservation” David (...)

Scientific exchange with Dr Sven Kaelher in Reunion

From the 11th to the 18th of July, Dr Sven Kaelher from the Rhodes University in South Africa visited Réunion bringing his expertise to the scientific summer school in oceanography. This school was held in association with several regional scientific programs in association with the University of La Réunion and supported by RUN Sea Science.

A fifth post created by the RUN Sea Science project

On the 1st of July 2010, Baptiste Faure took up his post as a RUN Sea Science IRD Postgraduate Researcher at the Ecomar laboratory. He is now working under the supervision of Henrich Bruggemann (director of the Ecomar laboratory at the University of La Réunion) His research is based on a bar-coding of marine biodiversity in the South West of the Indian Ocean. His contract will end on the 30th of September (...)

A Russian scientist in La Réunion for a scientific exchange

Sergey Slobodov, deputy director at the Earth Science Museum of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, arrived to the Réunion Island on the 7th of May 2010 to spent 2 month working as a part of the RUN Sea Science project. His research fields are : Hydrozoa reproduction, jelly-fishes life cycles and biology. Taking part in this project has allowed Mr. Slobodov to carry out a first and never done study, which he first started to work on as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Université de la (...)

A RUN Sea Science postdoctoral researcher in Australia

From the 14th of April until the 15th of Jun 2010, Emmanuel Cordier, RSS researcher on oceanography and modelling, is completing a 2 months scientific exchange at the University of Western Australia The main objective of this exchange is to develop and apply the ROMS numerical model to the fringing reef of Réunion Island.

An Azorean scientist in Réunion

From the 17th of January to the 13th of February 2010, Pedro Afonso, experienced scientist from the Laboratory of University of the Azores (Portugal) came to Reunion Island for a Shark Tagging Operation. He worked in collaboration with Pascal Bach, Marc Soria and Théo Filippi (IRD), JD Filmater (South Africa) and Norberto Serpa (Azores). The work consisted of the planning, preparation and operation of tagging Pelagic Sharks and Coastal sharks. A practical tagging workshop for the scientific (...)

Fourth place created by the RUN Sea Science project

On 7 October 2009, Géraldine Criquet took up her post as Postgraduate Researcher at the IRD Reunion. She is currently working under the supervision of Pascale Chabanet, in coordination with the Marine Reserve of Reunion. Her research theme is studying fishes associated with coral reefs in the South Western Indian Ocean through the analysis of their otoliths. An otolith is a limestone piece that can be found in bony fish. This piece allows us to analyse fish growth and environment (fish black (...)

The largest congress on marine sciences organised in Reunion

From the 24 to the 29 August 2009 has been lead in St Denis, Reunion, the 6th international scientific symposium WIOMSA (Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association). Organised by the University of Reunion, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and Institut Français pour la Recherche et l’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), the 6th WIOMSA symposium took place for the first time in Reunion. From Monday 24th to Saturday 29th August 2009, more than 40 scientific sessions have been (...)

Three posts created by the RUN Sea Science project

On 1 April 2009, Emmanuel Cordier took up his post as Postgraduate Researcher in the University of Reunion research laboratory ECOMAR. He is currently working under the supervision of Pascale Cuet, in coordination with Jean Turquet of the ARVAM. His research theme is ocean acidification. The duration of his appointment is 17 months, as it is for the two postgraduates who began working for the project on 1 March 2009. They are Sophie Vermond, who is working on aquaculture (within the ARDA in (...)

First scientific exchange for RUN Sea Science

From the 1st to the 30th of March 2009, Michel Potier, IRD’s scientist, participated in a short-term training on pelagic fishery in South Africa with the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) in Grahamstown. The main objective was to determinate the system of the mesopelagic fish caught during the cruise on board the R/V Nansen in November-December 2008 (SWIOFP (...)

Reunion’s Technopole zOOms in on our project

The Public Relations department of Reunion’s Technopole has devoted a double page to our activities, with Cathy Permacaoundin meeting up with Sophie Vermond and Delphine Muths, interviewing them in their workplace. You can consult this document on this site, in the “Project’s Publications” section.