As a public institution for research and expert studies, the BRGM contributes to the dialogue between science and society in its different fields of expertise. Read the message from Michèle Rousseau, President of BRGM, on this initiative to open up to society.
19 October 2021

Discover the words of the President of BRGM

For several years, BRGM has been increasing its public outreach efforts to improve understanding of public concerns about land use and the local and regional management of land and the subsurface, and also to better align our scientific programming with the needs of stakeholders in the field. Michèle Rousseau, Chair of BRGM, discusses our involvement in this process.

In collaboration with ANSES, IFREMER, INERIS, INRAE, IRSN, the Gustave Eiffel University and Santé Publique France, BRGM took part in redrafting the Public Outreach Charter of public institutions involved in research, consultancy and the assessment of health and environmental risks, signed in 2016. The new version was signed on 27 November 2020.


Society is raising more and more questions about soils, subsoils and their resources: resource uses and management, environmental practice and heritage management, preventing risks to people and property, conflicts between uses, etc. 

The BRGM conducts expert studies to support informed policy decisions and organises meetings for exchanges with civil society representatives.