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


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Long-term economic implications of coastal risk adaptation pathways in Petit Bourg, Guadeloupe.

Given today's context of climate change, it has become urgent for coastal areas to anticipate the adaptation strategies that need to be implemented. Relocation, which is one of the strategies recommended at the national level, raises numerous questions of a technical, social or economic nature....

Mapping of rockfall hazards and safety engineering recommendations - Laroche-Saint-Cydroine

In 2013 and then in 2016, houses along a street in the municipality of Laroche-Saint-Cydroine were damaged by two exceptionally severe rockfalls. In 2018, the BRGM conducted a mapping study of rockfall hazards along 1 400 m of urban streets in order to detail the conclusions of the expert studies...

DGE-Rollout: Supporting increased use of deep geothermal energy in Europe

The European DGE-Rollout project aims to support the expansion of deep geothermal energy in North-West Europe for the supply of high temperature heat in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is intended for use by industrial and agricultural companies and also thermal power plants for...

French lithium resources in the form of hard rocks

The mineral resources bureau of the DGALN (MTES) and the BRGM joined forces to make a synthesis of French lithium resources. French mainland resources have thus been placed within the European and global framework of the value chain. This important assessment of the potential resource was made...

MINTECO: Assessing the possibilities of reprocessing mining waste to recover metals

BRGM is coordinating the European MINTECO project financed by ERA-MIN (2018-2021), which aims to propose scenarios for the reprocessing of mining tailings through case studies in Romania, Turkey and Poland.

MonICPE, a portal centralising all information systems related to Classified Installations

Implemented by the General Directorate for Risk Prevention and BRGM, the MonICPE portal aims to provide operators (ICPE or others) and managers (DREAL, Water Agencies, Departmental Directorates for Social Cohesion and Population Protection, etc.) with centralised access to all applications related...

Observatory of wastelands in the Vendée and prospects

BRGM has developed a simplified methodology for assessing the environmental and health issues related to wastelands that were previously sites of industrial and service activities, which has been tested in two regions in France, in the Grand Est and in the Vendée. after setting up its Observatoire...

Water catchment area on the Kourou River: detection and monitoring of plant protection products

This study made it possible to determine the impact of agricultural activities on water quality at the Matiti raw water intake on the Kourou River with a view to sustainable resource management.


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