BRGM's new website wins a prize in the Top Com Corporate Business awards!
With its fresh content and graphics and new user paths, BRGM's new website claimed a prize in the Top Com Corporate Business awards. The site has been completely redesigned to better satisfy the needs of its audience. The BRGM website is aimed at a broad public including: public-sector partners and local authorities, businesses, researchers, students, teachers and pupils, journalists, associations and members of the public. The website includes over 1,000 pages in French and English on a wide range of subjects: from scientific challenges to services, and from data to projects and references. The website also features a wide range of popularised topics relating to Earth sciences, as well as all our news.
A new event on scientific advances
BRGM looks back at the major scientific advances made by the French geological survey. The programme includes video presentations of eight topics addressed as part of our six scientific challenges: geology and knowledge of the subsurface, groundwater management, risks and spatial planning, mineral resources and the circular economy, the energy transition, data and digital infrastructures.
Recovery and exploitation of excavated earth: BRGM signs an agreement with Materrup
On 21 June 2021, BRGM signed a partnership agreement with Materrup, a company specialising in innovative construction materials. The aim is to create a value chain for excavated earth.
BRGM acquires the European HRS4R label
BRGM was awarded the European HRS4R “Human Resource Excellence in Research” label, which seeks to ensure that best practices are applied to the recruitment and working conditions of researchers. On 21 June 2021, BRGM became the first French public industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC) to receive the HRS4R label. This label is an opportunity to pursue and consolidate a proactive policy that supports its scientific staff. More broadly, the measures implemented will benefit all BRGM staff by contributing to the improvement of working conditions in general.
Visit of Guillaume Boudy, Secretary General for Investment
As part of a steering committee meeting for the ‘Investments for the Future’ Programme (PIA) in the Centre-Val de Loire region, held in Orléans, BRGM received an official visit from Guillaume Boudy, Secretary General for Investment (SGPI). The visit was organised around a presentation of BRGM, its strategy and examples of projects carried out under the ‘Investments for the Future’ programmes (PIA) 1, 2 and 3. The participants then went on to visit the Plat'Inn and PRIME platforms.
BRGM and KERAN sign a scientific and industrial partnership agreement
BRGM and the KERAN group have signed a three-year framework agreement in order to strengthen their cooperation well into the future. BRGM, the French geological survey, and KERAN, a specialist in spatial planning and the environment, have identified four areas for potential cooperation: soil, groundwater, natural hazards, particularly in coastal areas, and post-mining.
Frédérique Vidal, the Minister of Research, visits BRGM in Orléans
BRGM and its subsidiary IRIS Instruments welcomed Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Research, Higher Education and Innovation, to Orléans. This visit provided an opportunity to present the central role played by BRGM for the Priority Research and Equipment Programmes (PEPR) submitted as part of the recovery plan and to discuss with the Minister the solutions developed by BRGM for exploiting subsurface potential for the ecological transition, the energy transition and climate change. The visit continued at the premises of IRIS Instruments, where the the muon tomography imaging telescope developed with CEA/IRFU with the aid provided by the recovery plan, was presented. In an interview, the Minister stated that "BRGM and IRIS Instruments are excellent examples of dynamic French research".
Investments for the future: OneWater, an exploratory research and equipment programme (PEPR) co-led by BRGM
Among the 4 priority exploratory research and equipment programmes selected by the international jury, the OneWater programme, run jointly by BRGM with CNRS and INRAE, was selected by the French government, following an initial request for aid of €53M. Led jointly by CNRS, BRGM and INRAE, the “OneWater - Water as a Common Good” programme has several partners: Ifremer IRD, Météo-France, University of Bordeaux, University of Lyon 1, University of Montpellier (I-Site MUSE), University of Grenoble-Alpes, University of Rennes 1, University of Strasbourg, University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées.
Science Festival 2021 at BRGM in Orléans sees record attendance
For the 30th anniversary of the Fête de la Science, BRGM welcomed the general public to its scientific and technical centre in Orléans. More than 7,000 visitors came to the event. This year’s theme was “the thrill of discovery”. The activities and equipment of the French geological survey and of some thirty other organisations, laboratories and scientific associations in the Loiret region, were presented at the Village des Sciences during visits and science events. The Vélotour, a French cycling event, also passed through the Village on a specially-arranged route. In addition, BRGM researchers participated in several live broadcasts of Science programmes.
Pollutec 2021: BRGM at the heart of environmental issues
As the largest geological survey in Europe, BRGM participated in 15 lectures and panel discussions at the Pollutec trade show. Nearly 40 researchers shared their expertise on environmental issues concerning the subsurface (spatial planning, the role of the subsurface in energy, the sea and coastlines, groundwater management, agriculture and the global climate).
French Mineral Industries Society (SIM) Congress and Exhibition
The SIM Congress showcases the products and expertise of equipment manufacturers and service providers in the mineral industry sector. BRGM presented its experience in the fields of mineral resources and the circular economy.
27th Earth Sciences Meeting (RST)
BRGM attended the 27th edition of the RST in Lyon. This national congress encompasses all geoscience disciplines. Held every two years, the RST Earth Science meeting brings together players from industry, education and research. BRGM took part in several sessions. The latest BRGM publications were presented, in particular the new educational maps of Lyon and Paris and the latest guides in the Geological Curiosities collection.
At the 27th edition of the RST, from 1 to 5 November 2021 in Lyon, BRGM presented the new map of Lyon, in a 4x6 meter format. © BRGM
BRGM Formation: a trainee-satisfaction rate of 97%
BRGM Formation, with Qualiopi certification, provides a range of “standard” and “bespoke” training courses to develop scientific and technical competencies to meet the needs of a variety of organisations, including companies, design offices, government departments and regional and local communities.