The Institute of Research for Development (IRD) is a non-profit government-funded public organisation whose general missions are to conduct research and training with a view to promoting economic, social and cultural development in the Southern Countries. Research performed in IRD covers a wide range of areas and disciplines and addresses major development challenges such as human health, food security, climate change, water resources, vulnerability and social inequality. IRD consists of about 56 research laboratories, operating jointly with academic partners in France, in the French overseas territories and in 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean Basin. About 40% of the 2200 IRD's staff is based in Southern countries. Two joint research units (UMR LEGOS and LOCEAN) and one own service unit (US IMAGO) are involved in the AtlantOS project, which are responsible for the PIRATA network maintenance in the eastern Tropical Atlantic and have expertise in physical oceanography, biogeochemistry and climate observational system.
IRD is supporting following tasks:
- Task 8.7 Operational real-time and forecast modeling of North Atlantic albacore tuna populations
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