3D mapping of an underground cavity with a mobile laser scanner (Haute-Vienne, 2018). © BRGM

Subsurface challenges in the 21st century: videos of the entire conference

BRGM is offering open access to the videos of the conference entitled "Subsurface challenges of the 21st century” that was held on 15 October 2019 at the Collège de France in Paris, to mark BRGM's 60th anniversary.

To mark the 60th anniversary of its founding, BRGM organised a scientific symposium on the theme "Subsurface challenges in the 21st century". This event, which brought together partners, elected officials, the scientific community, industrialists and BRGM's supervisory ministries, featured two round table discussions on “the predictive geosciences” and “the security of mineral resource supplies” respectively.

The outlook for the subsurface – what does the future hold?

To enable as many people as possible to benefit from these discussions and get an idea of prospects for the subsurface in the coming decades, BRGM is making the entire symposium available in video form.


The videos of the “Challenges of the subsurface in the 21st century” symposium

Predictive geosciences: towards new services based on subsurface data

The first discussion, on the predictive geosciences, focused on new digital services for sustainable subsurface management. It covered artificial intelligence, digital twins, and the example of the Netherlands.

Securing the supply of strategic mineral resources

The second discussion, on securing the supply of strategic mineral resources, highlighted the need for a more circular economy. The speakers focused on recycling, criticality, strategic metals and the concept of responsible mining.


See the playlist “60 ans du BRGM” (60 years of BRGM) on YouTube

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