To see or see again the conference presented by Stéphan Jorry, marine research scientist:
The Scattered Islands in the Southwest Indian Ocean consist of small islands situated around Madagascar. They constitute the fifth district of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF – les Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises) and have never had a permanent population. Since 2011, Ifremer participates in research programs on the sedimentology and the geology of these islands, with the aim of improving our knowledge on the interaction of the coral reefs with the environmental changes (volcanism, climate, and sea-level changes).
The idea of this conference is to trace the history of knowledge acquired on these islands since their discovery by the first explorers in the XVth century and up to recent data acquisitions in the sector; and to demonstrate what the future scientific stakes of the study of the reefs systems are.