The IRD center in Noumea is the Institute’s main location in France’s tropical overseas territories. Its research activities, co-constructed with local partners in the island Pacific countries and territories, are particularly focused on the following themes: ecosystems and natural resources, marine and terrestrial biodiversity, climate change and natural hazards, societal issues, health, vulnerability and sustainability of island territories.

Since the 2000s, the lab and the structure from which it came about (the Espace IRD lab) has been carrying out work in the Pacific in New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Vanuatu and Fiji.


Marc Despinoy
Centre IRD Anse Vata
BPA5 98848 Nouméa Cedex
Tel : (687) 26 08 32