A cleft in Antelope Lower Canyon, forming what is known as a slot canyon (Arizona, USA). © Joe Cornish/Digital Vision/Getty Images

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Earthquake swarm in Mayotte

Several hundred earthquakes have been recorded in Mayotte since 10 May 2018, including one magnitude 5.8 quake, the strongest ever recorded in the Comoros. Seismic activity is still continuing.

NAIAD Workshop : “Understanding and capturing the value of nature based solutions for water risks”

The BRGM is taking part in the organisation of the “Understanding and capturing the value of nature based solutions for water risks” workshop, related to the H2020 project NAIAD, to be held from 11 to 12 July 2018, in Montpellier (France).

EuroScience Open Forum - ESOF

The BRGM is taking part in the 8th edition of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), held from 9 to 14 July 2018 in Toulouse, France.

Corsica: BRGM assessment of wildfire impacts on ground movements

On a request from the Prefecture of Northern Corsica, the BRGM investigated the impacts of the January 2018 wildfires at Chiatra and Sant'Andrea di Cotone on natural risks.

Renewal of the BRGM cooperation agreement with Mongolia

Khishigjargal Kherlen, Chair of the Mineral Resources and Petroleum Autority of Mongolia (MRPAM), and Pierre Toulhoat, the BRGM's Deputy Executive Director, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 27 June 2018, in the presence of Avirmid Battur, Mongolia's Ambassador to France, and Stéphane Louhaur...

Groundwater: new version of the BDLISA hydrogeological database

Version 2 of BDLISA, the French hydrogeological reference database, is now available online. This is a national database used to locate all data on groundwater.

INSPIRE Directive: progress on environmental information in France

The BRGM has produced a dashboard for the European Commission to measure the application in France of the INSPIRE Directive aiming to make all public environmental information available on line.

New ISTO agreement

BRGM, CNRS and University of Orléans to pursue their cooperation under ISTO, the Orléans Earth Sciences Institute.


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