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Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM)

BRGM is France's Public Institution in charge of applying Earth Sciences to the sustainable management of natural resources and the subsurface. It contributes advice and expert assessments to public authorities and a French and European level. BRGM’s research and development programmes support innovation in areas including environmental monitoring, the treatment of contaminated soils, water sludges, sediments, etc. and the quantification of risks for health and the environment. BRGM is in charge of managing the French national inventory of abandoned contaminated sites and of the public dissemination of this information via the database of contaminated sites BASIAS. BRGM develops, on behalf of the French Ministry of Environment, a gateway on contaminated land management that disseminates methodological tools and documents.

BRGM is involved in several EC FP6 and FP7 projects related to contaminated sites: AquaTerra, Eurodemo, SWIFT-WFD in support of the EC Water Framework Directive, RISKBASE. BRGM was also involved in CLARINET (Contaminated Land Rehabilitation Network for Environmental Technologies) and was a member of the RESCUE EC FP5 project (Regeneration of European Sites in Cities and Urban Environments). BRGM contributes to international networks dealing with contaminated land such as the Common Forum on Contaminated Land and the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL). BRGM is one of the main actors in the preparation of the INSPIRE Directive (Infrastructure for spatial information in Europe). BRGM was a participant of the 5th FP project EUGRIS (European Soil and Groundwater Information System).

Lead: Dr. Dominique Guyonnet


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