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Featured in this “Geoscience Issues” press kit
Understanding natural hazards
BRGM is committed to developing knowledge of all aspects of natural hazards, a prerequisite for informed policy decisions. Once made available, such data helps authorities to assess hazards and their impacts and take suitable preventive measures.
Strengthening risk governance to improve their management
Supporting the State and local authorities, BRGM contributes to the integration of natural hazards into public policies and planning documents, through its research but also through awareness-raising and training of local stakeholders.
Investing in disaster-risk reduction to build resilience
BRGM helps public and private stakeholders to take suitable measures to increase society’s resilience by adapting to natural hazards. It develops a twofold approach, technical, concerning the potential impacts, and economic, with respect to the costs involved.
Improving preparedness for effective response and for "doing and rebuilding better".
BRGM provides support to public authorities for the management of critical events, especially in connection with natural hazards. It provides decision-making assistance to limit damage, allow a return to normalcy and identify developments that promote regional resilience.