BRGM is a French Public Institution responsible for mobilising the Earth Sciences in the sustainable management of georesources and the subsurface domain. BRGM's research and development programmes, financed by the Ministry of Research, support innovation and work towards advancing the Earth Sciences in strategic areas, both on a national and international scale. BRGM is involved in a high standard of research activities under the supervision of the Research Division, which ensures the quality of the undergoing research projects, especially in the field of energy. BRGM has an international competency in information systems, being part of drafting teams and working group of the INSPIRE directive. At national level, it is in charge of the development and hosting of the National Environment Portal and of the National Geocatalog (www.geocatalogue.fr), search engine and metadata catalog of the French Government Geoportail (http://www.geoportail.fr/). BRGM manages also contractual projects on commercial bases for international funding agencies like European Commission or World Bank.
BRGM is or has coordinated or contributed to several EC research projects, such as AEGOS (FP7), EuroGEOSS (FP7), Genesis (FP7), OneGeology Europe (eContentPlus), RISK-BASE (FP6), LESSLOSS IP (FP6), ORCHESTRA IP (FP6), FOOTPRINT (FP6), RISKUE (FP5), SAFE (FP5), ANFAS (FP5), ISARD (Interreg), FLOODGEN (FP4), GEMITIS (FEDER, ECHO), GERIA (Interreg).
BRGM is WP5 leader, coordinating and contributing to the development and integration of use cases.