Opening BRGM to society in Guadeloupe (2018)

The April 21, 2018 - Guadeloupe

BRGM contributes to the dialogue between science and society. To this end, it organises meetings in the regions, to provide opportunities for outreach and discussion. In Guadeloupe, a meeting was held on 21 April 2018.

As a public institution for research and expert studies, BRGM contributes to the dialogue between science and society in its different fields. 

Establishing a dialogue with civil society representatives in the French regions 

BRGM's regional representatives organise meetings with representatives of civil society groups to discuss regional environmental questions relating to BRGM's areas of expertise and on which papers and articles have been published. 

These meetings provide opportunities for open and constructive discussions. They stimulate exchanges of knowledge - or of knowledge "gaps” - questions from all parties and the expression of their expectations, while observing the ethical principles that guarantee transparency and trust and preserve the independent judgement of all concerned.

Summary of the meeting held on 21 April 2018 

Topic on the agenda 

Volcanic risks in the Caribbean volcanic arc.  

Date and venue 

Saturday 21 April 2018 

Agenda 

  • Film and debate organized by the DOT SOLEY association. The film entitled "La culture du risque" by Florian Geyer and François Flohic was shown as a support for discussions and exchanges 
  • Debate on volcanic risks in the Caribbean volcanic arc. 

Participants 

50 participants attending 

Specific points, participants' expectations and questions, discussions 

The DOT SOLEY association organised a film and debate session which was attended by about fifty participants, some of whom were from civil society groups. The film entitled "La culture du risque" by Florian Geyer and Francois Flohic stimulated a debate on volcanic risks in the Caribbean and particularly in Guadeloupe. Questions were asked about volcanic eruptions in the Caribbean. The missions of the Guadeloupe Regional Division were presented, in particular its research and expert reports on natural geological risks.