Preparing rock compartments  for blasting on a 100 m high coastal cliff (La Réunion, 2006). © BRGM - Jean-Louis Nedellec


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PRIME, PLAT’INN and MIMAROC: three experimental platforms to boost innovation

Developing partnerships and services for economic players in the environmental, circular economy and energy transition sectors is one of the BRGM's main goals, which is formally set out in its performance contract with the State. This strategic choice is reflected in the creation of three new...

ESPREssO: a European project for transboundary management of natural disasters

Borders do not exist when a natural disaster strikes. This is why 7 partners from 6 European countries are working together under the ESPREssO project, launched in June 2016 for two years. The aim is to strengthen synergies across national borders to manage natural risks.

Airborne geophysics surveys for water prospecting in volcanic terrain

Airborne geophysics surveys have proved to be highly effective in volcanic terrain, especially for water prospecting. The BRGM has been using the technique successfully in France's volcanic islands overseas.

Assessing geothermal potential in the Dominican Republic

In June 2016, the BRGM began a one-year study to assess geothermal potential in the Dominican Republic, with a view to producing electricity via high-temperature geothermal fluid and/or extracting low to medium temperature geothermal heat for different uses.

CO2 capture and storage: research institutes across Europe join forces through a new scientific project

A new project named ENOS (ENabling ONshore CO2 storage in Europe), that unites almost 30 entities (SME’s, industry and research organisations), was launched in September 2016: the main objectives of the European Horizon 2020 project are to increase field experience relevant to geological storage of...

Depollution of a military site in Ukraine

From 2012 to 2015, the BRGM provided assistance to the Ukrainian authorities for the development of a methodology and tools to depollute the groundwater below a military site near Kiev.

Seismic risk prevention in the Dominican Republic

From 2014 to 2016, the BRGM, IGME (Spain) and CNR-IRISS (Italy), in cooperation with the Dominican geological survey, conducted seismic risk assessments for the Santo Domingo urban area and drew up proposals for knowledge and risk prevention tools for use by the public authorities.

Sustainable management of the coastal aquifers underlying the Gabès Oases

Since 2011, in Tunisia's Gabès region, the BRGM has been contributing to an important programme to introduce better water resource management. The aim is to draw up a coordinated management plan to cover needs over the long term while preserving the oasis ecosystem.


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