• Organization TypeIndependent/None, Institute
  • HeadquartersFrance
  • Founded1959

Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres (BRGM)

BRGM, the French geological survey, is France’s reference public institution for Earth Science applications in the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks. The BRGM (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières) was created in 1959. It operates as a public industrial and commercial institution, reporting to the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, and the Ministry of Economy and Finance BRGM aims to meet key challenges for our society, particularly those related to climate change, energy transition and the development of the circular economy. Around geosciences, BRGM is developing expertise to contribute to a harmonised management and controlled use of the soil and subsoil of cities and territories. BRGM's activity is organised around 6 major societal issues: Geology and knowledge of the subsurface Groundwater management Risks and spatial planning Mineral resources and the circular economy Subsurface potential for the energy transition Digital data, services and infrastructure Its programmes focus on scientific research, supporting public policies and international cooperation.
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Company Offices

  • France (headquarters)
  • Orleans
  • 3 avenue Claude Guillemin BP 36009