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BRGM

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BRGM

In addition to scientific research, the BRGM undertakes local public policy
support and appraisals. BRGM’s regional and territorial directorate take
part in various work areas.
Within its Reunion office in Saint Denis, the BRGM has an subsoil archive/
database that is open to the public, a lithotheca and a set of technical instruments.

It also provides guidance to several islands of the Indian Ocean.

Contact

Séverine BÈS DE BERC  | Regional Director
5 Rue Sainte-Anne CS 51016 - 97404 St-Denis Cedex
  • RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

    Research topics

    • Hydrogeology (study and management of aquifers, analysis of pollutant, etc.)
    • Soil contamination
    • Natural Hazards (ground movement, flooding)
    • Coasts (coastal erosion and flooding), environment, materials
    • Technical guidance (ground movement, coastal line) in hydrologyrelated crisis
  • MAJOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROJECTS
    • RenovRisk Erosion – Issues arising from largescale ground movement in the Cirque of Salazie.
    • RenovRisk Transfert – coastal problematics and climate change
    • The Spicy research programme to develop an experimental early warning
      system to forecast coastal and river flooding related to cyclone for the
      French overseas departments and territories
  • PARTNERSHIPS

    Regional Council, Departmental Council, Towns, State Services, Water Office, ADEME, AFB, University of Reunion Island, CIRAD, ONF, Météo-France,
    OVPF, Reunion Nature Park, ARS, EPCI, etc.

Research topics

  • Hydrogeology (study and management of aquifers, analysis of pollutant, etc.)
  • Soil contamination
  • Natural Hazards (ground movement, flooding)
  • Coasts (coastal erosion and flooding), environment, materials
  • Technical guidance (ground movement, coastal line) in hydrologyrelated crisis
  • RenovRisk Erosion – Issues arising from largescale ground movement in the Cirque of Salazie.
  • RenovRisk Transfert – coastal problematics and climate change
  • The Spicy research programme to develop an experimental early warning
    system to forecast coastal and river flooding related to cyclone for the
    French overseas departments and territories

Regional Council, Departmental Council, Towns, State Services, Water Office, ADEME, AFB, University of Reunion Island, CIRAD, ONF, Météo-France,
OVPF, Reunion Nature Park, ARS, EPCI, etc.

6
Engineers in BRGM Reunion branch
25
agencies in mainland and overseas France
30
countries where the teams are involved in projects