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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BRGM participation in the latest CNES Zero-G campaign in Bordeaux

In order to design and market a detector of asbestos in materials, the BRGM, on an invitation from the CNRS, conducted experiments in near zero-gravity conditions using parabolic flights run by the French space agency, CNES.

BRGM-EDF framework agreement broadened and extended for 3 further years

On 18 April 2018, the BRGM and EDF signed an addendum to their framework partnership agreement, which extends cooperation between the two organisations for a further three years and broadens the range of topics addressed.

Managing soils: creation of a European research agenda

The European INSPIRATION project, in which the BRGM is a partner under the Horizon 2020 programme, has created a strategic research agenda on managing soils and land use in Europe.

BRGM signs a MOU with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

On April 10th 2018, BRGM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a Department of Energy Office of Science lab managed by University of California.

Launch of Closurematic: a digital system to support post-mining management

The BRGM is partnering Closurematic, a 3-year project launched in February 2018 to develop a digital system to improve mine closure performance.

Waves and sea-level rise: new research results

Sea-level rise varies with the contributions of waves, which are governed in turn by inter-annual to multi-decadal timescales. This result is presented in a study in which the BRGM was involved.

Risks: BRGM partnership agreement renewed with the University of Kyoto

The BRGM and the University of Kyoto have renewed their partnership agreement on risk prevention for a further five years.

PanAfGeo programme: 231 African geologists trained in 2017

PanAfGeo, a 3-year pan-African programme of unprecedented scale and ambition, was launched in 2017 to train 1200 geologists from 54 African countries. The first results are highly encouraging.


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