The BRGM (Geological and Mining Research Bureau) is the public establishment of reference for the application of earth sciences to the management of soil and subsoil resources and risks. BRGM’s actions are based on 5 missions: scientific research; support to public policies; international cooperation; mining safety; training.
With regard to coastal risks, the areas of expertise are as follows:
- Hydrodynamic modelling of currents, water levels and waves generated by meteorological events (storms, cyclones) or of seismic or gravitational origin (tsunamis).
- Morphodynamic modelling of beaches
- Analysis of the vulnerability of physical environments and environmental and social issues
- Hazard and Risk Mapping
- Changes in erosion and flood risk in the face of climate change
- Instrumentation, data acquisition and processing (video, radar, lasers, remote sensing, currents, tide, waves)
- Expert missions.
The CARIB-COAST project, through its regional approach and its objectives of improving the pooling and dissemination of knowledge and risk prevention approaches, will enable BRGM to continue developing knowledge and new tools, to equip its partner networks and to contribute to the training and emergence of Caribbean expert networks.