|Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM) is the French public institution in charge of Earth Sciences applied to resources and risks management. (http://www.brgm.fr/). On behalf of the Ministries in charge of Research and
Environment, BRGM leads and cooperate to researches in different fields linked to earth sciences and bring support to decision makers in developing public policies, in environment and risk management. It also has an international cooperative activity. With 850 employees, based in Orleans (France) in administrative regions and abroad, BRGM is involved in Geological mapping, Mineral resources, Geothermal Energy, Geological Storage of CO2 Water resources, Geological and Coastal hazards, Contaminated Land & Waste Management and Post-mining activity.