BRGM is co-hosting the 29th IGN Research Days event. In 2020, this event will be held exclusively online, and the theme this year is “Artificial intelligence & geographic data.”
IGN’s Research Days go digital

IGN’s Research Days go digital.


For almost 30 years, IGN and ENSG have been hosting the Research Days event. This year, BRGM is a partner of this major meeting for the scientific community, which will be held exclusively online. More than thirty researchers from IGN-ENSG, INRIA, BRGM, Météo France and SHOM are hoping many of you will be able to join them from 5 to 9 October 2020 to learn more about their work on artificial intelligence. 

At this event, you will be able to: 

  • access presentations by scientists on the IGN channel; 
  • ask written questions via comments; 
  • chat with scientists during four daily live video sessions at 11am.

Predictive mapping and machine learning at BRGM 

On Thursday 8 October from 11am to 12pm, Vincent Labbé, a data scientist and big data engineer at BRGM, presents BRGM's recent work on “data-based predictive mapping.” The work is presented through two projects with distinct objectives: 

  • predictive mapping applied to mineral resources, to answer the question: “Where should we dig to find the next gold vein?”; 
  • predictive mapping applied to environmental pollution, or how to help the environmental police develop their enforcement plans. 


  • Monday 5 October 2020: Facilitated live opening session 
  • Tuesday 6 October 2020: Time-data analysis 
  • Wednesday 7 October 2020: Government policy and environmental challenges 
  • Thursday 8 October 2020: 2D, 3D and multimodal data 
  • Friday 9 October 2020: Data accuracy and qualification

Date and place

From October 5 to 9, 2020. 

The event will be held by videoconference. 

Presentations will remain accessible online for the duration of the event and for the following 3 months.