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


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RenovRisk: a research project on gravitational and erosion phenomena on La Réunion

Four multidisciplinary research teams from the BRGM worked together with the University of La Réunion on the RenovRisk-Erosion project to study gravitational and erosion hazards in La Réunion's mountain cirques, on the scale of the Rivière des Pluies / Salazie catchment basins.

AGORA: Optimization of the catchment area of the "100,000 m³/day line" in Bordeaux

The objective of this study, carried out on behalf of Bordeaux Métropole, was to identify the best trade-off between exploitation and impact of the water resource located south of Bordeaux by combining a detailed analysis of field data with an optimisation approach using modelling (Marthe/Capucine).

Deforestation through agriculture and mining in French Guiana: impacts on mercury concentrations in water

This study increases our knowledge of the quantities of mercury and methylmercury (MMHg) in water and of suspended matter in different contexts of disturbance of the soils, in French Guiana.

Determination of anthropogenic pedo-geochemical backgrounds (FPGAs): the case of Toulouse Métropole

Urban soils hold the "memory" of cities; the geochemical quality of urban soils, to which the population is exposed, reflects its history: emissions since the industrial revolution, successive reconstructions on rubble, particularly following historical conflicts, etc. This is why we know little...

DYGEO: boosting support for geothermals to promote the use of this green energy

In 2018, ADEME and BRGM decided to focus on increasing the visibility of geothermal energy. First of all, this involves uniting the organisations that are promoting geothermal energy around an “advocacy campaign” for surface geothermal energy and then also of increasing the visibility of geothermal...

Exploiting the geological heritage of the Pyrénées-Orientales département

A new book about the Pyrénées-Orientales département has been published in BRGM’s Curiosités géologiques collection

Geophysical modelling of the Catalan magnetic anomaly: study of the crustal structure of the Gulf of Lion margin

As part of a research project (the OROGEN project, carried out jointly with TOTAL and INSU-CNRS), BRGM has drawn on datasets from the French Gravimetric Database and the French Airborne Geophysical Database to study and model the geological structure that causes the Catalan magnetic anomaly.

Guadeloupe: a guide to recycling and use of inert waste in the construction industry

In consultation with stakeholders in the construction and recycling sectors, BRGM has compiled the available information on inert waste that can be recycled by the construction sector in Guadeloupe, in a document that aims to encourage a more virtuous approach and promote the circular economy.


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