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Date
6 March
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Open Science: BRGM makes its geological maps available for downloading free of charge

The whole of France

BRGM’s geological maps of each French département, vectorised and harmonised at a scale of 1:50,000, became available for downloading free of charge from the InfoTerre portal. BRGM has also made the 1:1,000,000 geological map of metropolitan France available on InfoTerre.

Date
25-26 March
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National conference on natural risks (ANRN) 2019

Montpellier

The national conference brought together all the stakeholders involved in the prevention of natural risks. BRGM implements research programmes and diagnostic and decision-support tools to anticipate, prevent and manage surface and subsurface risks. It presented several of its studies of hazards, both natural (earth tremors, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, coastal flooding, cavity collapses, ground movements and slope erosion, clay shrinking and swelling, coastline retreat, etc.) and of human origin, as well as the impacts of climate change on these hazards.

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Presentation of BRGM’s expertise at the National Conference on Natural Risks. © BRGM

Date
1 April
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Signing of the objectives and performance contract by BRGM and the government

Frédérique Vidal, the Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, François de Rugy, the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Bruno Le Maire, the Minister for the Economy and Finance, and Michèle Rousseau, BRGM’s Chair and Managing Director, signed the new State- BRGM objectives and performance contract for 2018-2022.

Date
23 May
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Mayotte: BRGM teams were mobilized following the discovery of a new underwater volcano

As part of the observation campaign conducted off the coast of Mayotte, scientific teams (including three BRGM scientists) discovered an underwater volcano in the process of being formed, 50 km from the island and at a depth of 3,500 m. It is 800 metres high with a base 4 to 5 km in diameter. Since 10 May 2018, BRGM has recorded more than 1,800 earthquakes in Mayotte, of magnitude greater than 3.5 on the Richter scale. The discovery of the submarine volcano has enabled a better understanding of all the earthquakes observed.

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During studies to determine the origin of the earthquakes that struck Mayotte, an underwater volcano was identified 50 km from the island, at a depth of 3,500 metres© BRGM - Campagne MAYOBS2

Date
31 May
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Geology: BRGM donates its rock collection to the Republic of Madagascar

Paris, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle

Michèle Rousseau, Chair and Managing Director of BRGM, and Madagascar’s Minister of Mines and Strategic Resources, in front of the President of the Republic of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, signed an agreement at the French Museum of Natural History in Paris whereby BRGM donated its lithotheque (rock collection) to Madagascar.

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Michèle Rousseau, Chair and Managing Director of BRGM, hands over to Andry Rajoelina, President of the Republic of Madagascar, the geological map of Madagascar at a scale of 1:1,000,000. © BRGM

Date
3-4 June
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Pyrenees Geological Reference (RGF) Symposium

Pau, Palais Beaumont

BRGM organised a conference to present the results of the RGF Pyrénées project. The research carried out has helped answer some of the last unresolved fundamental geological questions about the Pyrenees. This final symposium brought together nearly 160 scientists and interested stakeholders. The new map of the lithostratigraphic units of the Pyrenees at a scale of 1:50,000 was presented there.

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Scientific symposium on “The challenges of the subsurface in the 21st century” organised on the occasion of BRGM’s 60th anniversary. © BRGM

Date
15 October
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The challenges of the subsurface in the 21st century

Paris, Collège de France

On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, BRGM organised a scientific symposium on the theme of “Subsurface challenges in the 21st century”. This event, which brought together partners, elected officials, scientists, industrialists and BRGM’s supervisory ministries, provided an opportunity to exchange views during two round-table discussions on “Predictive geoscience: towards new services based on subsurface data” and on “Securing the supply of strategic mineral resources”.

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Scientific symposium on “The challenges of the subsurface in the 21st century” organised on the occasion of BRGM’s 60th anniversary. © BRGM

Date
28 November
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TInnov: creating the geosciences of tomorrow

Orléans, Lab’O

BRGM launched the first edition of TInnov to imagine the digital geoservices of the future, in order to better understand and protect the environment. This day-long meeting was devoted to creativity and marked by short sessions to present innovations.

Date
9 to 13 December
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AGU Fall Meeting 2019

San Francisco, USA

BRGM attended the world’s largest Earth and space science meeting. The event was an opportunity to present BRGM’s areas of expertise to attendees from all continents.