Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM)

BRGM is the French Geological Survey and France’s leading public institution in the field of Earth Science for the sustainable management of natural resources (including mineral resources) and surface and subsurface risks. This activity is carried out through research activities, support to public policies, and international cooperation with companies and foreign research institutions. BRGM employs over 1,100 people, including more than 700 researchers and engineers. The GeoResources Division activity covers the whole spectrum of the management of mineral resources, from fundamental research (e.g., ore forming processes, metallogenic syntheses, predictive mapping, etc.), including exploration, expertise, development of geological and mining infrastructures, management of after mine problems, to raw materials economy.