BRGM (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières) is the French geological survey.

It is France’s reference public institution for Earth Science applications in the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks.

Key objectives

  • Understanding geological processes and associated risks,

  • Developing new methodologies and techniques,

  • Producing and disseminating data to support the management of soils, subsoils and resources,

  • Delivering the necessary tools for the management of soils, subsoils and their resources, risk prevention and policy responses to climate change.

5 key roles

  • Scientific research

  • Support to public policy development

  • International cooperation

  • Mine Safety

  • Training

10 topic areas

  • Geology,

  • Mineral resources

  • Geothermal energy

  • Geological storage of co2

  • RIsks

  • Post mining

  • Water

  • Polluted sites and soils, waste

  • Metrology and laboratories

  • Information systems

BRGM, a public industrial and commercial institution

Dernière mise à jour le 05.07.2016