RISKS

BRGM implements research programmes and decision-support tools designed to anticipate and prevent surface and subsurface risks.

We study risks arising from natural phenomena (such as earth tremors, eruptions, tsunamis, marine submersion, cavity collapse, slope movements and erosion, clay shrinking and swelling and coastline retreat) and from human activities, as well as the impacts of climate change on these risks.

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NEWS AND MEDIA

Earthquakes in Mayotte: new oceanographic campaigns

Hundreds of earthquakes have been recorded in Mayotte since May 2018. In order to better understand the seismic and volcanic phenomena involved, two new sea-based campaigns are being organised at the beginning of May 2020.

HUMAN-INDUCED RISKS

Risks in subsurface operations

BRGM puts forward safety criteria and assesses the environmental impacts of underground CO2 and energy storage and subsurface operations.

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