The laboratory is closed until further notice.

The laboratory is closed until further notice. It is possible to pick up one's belongings from M I O-Luminy BRIEFLY if necessary and only on Monday 16 March. Starting this evening; we will operate with the attached laboratory continuity plan. Only authorized persons will be able to come to the laboratory following a methodology that will be specified during the day. We are waiting for new directives from the universities.

- All future sea missions and dives at sea are cancelled.

IRD: Philippe Charvis is appointed Deputy Director for Science

Philippe Charvis is appointed Deputy Director for Science, reporting to the President and CEO, Valérie Verdier.

Director of Research at IRD, geophysicist, Philippe Charvis has worked on seismic hazard in Ecuador, Algeria and the Lesser Antilles arc as well as on magmatism associated with hot spots. He was director of the UMR Geoazur, vice-president of the scientific council of the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur and president of the "Earth and telluric planets" section of the national committee for scientific research.

PERLE 3 cruise

The biomass in the Levant region continues to grow. The PERLE 3 campaign, the last mission of the PERLE program in the Mediterranean, started on March 11th, 2020 on the "Pourquoi Pas? R/V.

Stations in the Levant, Ionian and Tyrrhenian Sea regions are planned, carried out by international staff, French, Italian, Greek and Luxembourgish.

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The MIO reactivates its Facebook page !

Prospects for future collaboration between MIO and the Moroccan Foundation for Science, Innovation and Advanced Research (MAScIR Foundation).

Following the first consultation meeting between the IRD representation in Morocco and the MASciR foundation in June 2019, the MIO delegated Yannick Combet-Blanc, microbiologist in the MEB team (Environmental Microbiology Biotechnology), to carry out a mission to explore potential partnership opportunities.

The meetings in this framework, meetings with the teams and visits to the platforms, made it possible to evaluate the respective scientific and technical potentialities and to identify the main points of convergence and complementarity.

Looking back on the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the IRD

In 2019, the IRD celebrated its 75th anniversary. It was an opportunity for the Institute to affirm its positioning in favour of a science of sustainability and to show the key role of collaboration with countries of the South in achieving this goal.
The IRD's missions are based on the theme of "scientific knowledge for the common good", which marked this anniversary. Here is a summary of the event:

The year was punctuated by some thirty events in France and abroad, among which are the following:

Valérie Verdier, President and CEO of IRD, appoints Corinne Brunon-Meunier, Deputy Director General of the Institute.

Ambassador of France to Croatia from 2016 to 2019, Corinne Brunon-Meunier has held, throughout her career, responsibilities in the fields of security, cooperation, sustainable development and European affairs. She takes up her duties at the IRD on 2 March 2020.

A graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Corinne Brunon-Meunier also holds a Master's degree in law and an advanced degree in public and private international relations law.

The IRD research competitions for the year 2020 are now open.

The IRD researcher competitions are open from February 13 to March 12, with 17 normal class research officer (CRN) and 19 second class research director (DR2) positions offered in the Institute's different disciplinary fields or with a transdisciplinary approach.

To apply

Competitions are open to candidates of all nationalities who hold a doctorate, PhD or other foreign degrees, titles or equivalent work.

New in 2020, the registration process for the competition is dematerialized.

MIO: instructions concerning the coronavirus

Dear colleagues,

It is important that anyone returning from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Korea and the Lombardy and Veneto regions of Italy please let me know. They will be able to telework for 14 days after their departure from these countries and strictly apply the following instructions:

 Wear a surgical mask when you are in front of another person and when you have to go out;

o Wash your hands regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution;

Valérie Verdier is appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of IRD

Valérie Verdier has just been appointed President and CEO of the IRD by the Council of Ministers of 12 February 2020, on the proposal of Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, who are responsible for the public establishment. She will chair the Institute's Board of Directors and will be in charge of the general management of the establishment.