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


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Search for potentially favourable areas for burying animal carcasses in Guadeloupe

In the event of a crisis occurring (natural disaster, epizootic disease, etc.) and resulting in high animal mortality, the choice of sites to bury animal carcasses must be made quickly, in a favourable area and without harming either humans or the environment. In order to anticipate such a...

Seismic-volcanic monitoring in Mayotte: BRGM continues its efforts

Since May 2018, BRGM has been working to monitor and better understand the underwater volcanic eruption off Mayotte and the natural risks induced (seismic-volcanic activity, submarine landslides, tsunamis).

SelecDEPOL, an interactive tool for pre-selecting decontamination techniques and building measures

SelecDEPOL is an interactive tool that helps with remediation and/or management of soil and groundwater pollution by proposing decontamination techniques and building measures. Developed jointly by BRGM and ADEME, it is intended for all stakeholders involved in managing pollution.

SIMBA: Understanding the phenomenon of salt-water intrusion to improve the Crau aquifer monitoring system

In a coastal area where water resources are essential for a wide range of uses (supply of drinking water, industrial and agricultural uses), the intrusion of salt water into fresh water resources can be disastrous. To respond to this particularly important issue affecting the Crau aquifer, BRGM has...

Socio-economic study of the strategic importance of the deep aquifers of the Adour basin

BRGM made a diagnosis of the status of the deep aquifers of the Adour basin and their uses for the Institution Adour. It also helped the Institution implement a prospective study of future aquifer changes and management with the aim of initiating a dialogue between the aquifer-management...

Study of hydro-sedimentary interactions between the gully of the Grand Etang de Miquelon and the south of Miquelon Cove

The archipelago of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon in the Northwest Atlantic is exposed to various weather and marine hazards, mainly associated with subarctic depressions or cyclones moving up the East Coast of the United States. The coastline, around 200 km in length, is therefore subject to both...

The Coastal Observation Network of Corsica (ROL) provides support for integrated management of the coastal strip

Since 2001, the geomorphology of the Corsican coastline has been monitored by BRGM on the initiative of the Corsican Environment Office (OEC), with support from the DREAL of Corsica and the Pays Ajaccien local authority (CAPA). The ROL is contributing to the development of an integrated management...

CAGEPYR: 1:250,000 digital geological map of the Pyrenees Massif

The CAGEPYR project was carried out with backing from the Pyrenean Moutains Commission, and within the framework of the Pyrenees project of the French Geological Reference Platform (RGF) programme. It created a geological map of the French side of the Pyrenees from RGF data.


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