BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GÉOLOGIQUES ET MINIÈRES (BRGM)
BRGM is a French public institution providing R&D and expertise for public policies, decision making and citizen information in different fields of the Earth Sciences. Activities at BRGM cover areas such as observation, mapping and databases, development and modelling for surface and subsurface processes, natural risks evaluation, management and mitigation and the protection of the environment. BRGM also provides support for EU policies in partnership with other geological surveys (EuroGeoSurveys). The Risks (RIS) division, which will be involved in the MARsite project, features teams of renowned international experience in the fields of geotechnical, earthquake, landslide, coastal and structural engineering, emergency management with activities related to numerical modelling, natural hazards evaluation, vulnerability assessment and risk mitigation. In addition, BRGM’s Information Systems and Technologies (STI) Division is greatly experienced in the gathering, storage, structuring and dissemination of environmental Information (e.g. within the FP6 Integrated Project ORCHESTRA concerning the development of an open information technology architecture and services for risk management and in the implementation of the European INSPIRE Directive for the dissemination of geospatial data). BRGM has coordinated or contributed to many EC research projects in risk and vulnerability evaluation fields, such as:
RISK-BASE, LESSLOSS, ORCHESTRA (FP6); ENSURE, SHARE, SAFELAND, PERPETUATE, MIA-VITA, SYNER-G, MATRIX, ENVISION, REAKT, EuroGEOSS (FP7).