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Name
BRGM/GEO, Geology service, Mapping and geoinformation
Native name
BUREAU de RECHERCHE GEOLOGIQUES et MINIERES (BRGM, Orleans)
Address
BRGM 3 av Claude Guillemin BP 6009
Zipcode
45060
City
ORLEANS CEDEX 2
Country
France
Phone
+33 (0)2 38 64 37 58
Centre Website
http://www.brgm.fr/

organisation profile

BRGM is France's leading public institution involved in the Earth Science field for the sustainable management of natural resources and surface and subsurface risks. The GEO unit of the BRGM is in charge of the diffusion of the geology products and the national Land and Marine Geology Database.

The objectives of BRGM are:

  • Understand geological phenomena, develop new methodologies and techniques, and produce and disseminate pertinent, high-quality data.
  • Provide public authorities with the necessary tools for drawing up policies for surface, subsurface and resource management, prevent natural risks and pollution, and regional development and planning.

BRGM has 4 main missions:

  • Technological research and development, and innovation
  • Policy-marketing support and informing the public
  • International cooperation and assistance in development
  • Safety and monitoring of former mining sites

BRGM has 10 thematic areas:

  • Mapping and geoinformation
  • Mineral resources
  • Geothermy
  • Storage of CO2
  • Water
  • Post-Mining
  • Development planning and natural risks
  • Contaminated land and waste management
  • Metrology
  • Digital information systems

results in other services

  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
1028
Collating centre
IFREMER, SISMER, Scientific Information Systems for the SEA (SISMER)
Latest update
28 August 2009 9:50:01 AM