“Partnership agreement between Atos and the BRGM”

Paris, 9th November 2015

Atos and the BRGM have signed an agreement under the terms of which they will jointly produce innovative digital services in the fields of the geosciences, the environment and building and civil engineering works.

Vincent Laflèche, Chairman of the French Government Geological Survey (BRGM), and Thierry Siouffi, Senior Vice President - Group Public & Health clients - Sales Director Atos France, signed on 6 November a partnership agreement which will allow them to jointly explore and produce digital services that can be developed from geosciences and the environment.

Following on from the successful launch of a number of joint initiatives, in particular Sparkindata, the two partners wish to develop their partnership in order to maximize the results of their respective expertise. The BRGM, the leading public organisation in the field of Earth sciences, will provide its expertise in undertaking fundamental and applied research concerning the surface and the sub-surface by applying its expertise and by contributing in terms of technological and industrial development, as well as training in this field. Atos, a world leader in digital services, will provide its expertise in the field of consulting and systems integration, outsourcing, Cloud computing, Big Data and Security, through the use of cutting edge digital technologies.

Vincent Laflèche, BRGM, and Thierry Siouffi, Atos, signed on 6 November a partnership agreement

Four themes for research

To date, the BRGM and Atos have identified four major theme based project areas which will form the basis of their research leading to the implementation of digital services:


  • Intelligent sensors/data-gathering
    • Connected objects in a natural or restricted environment / drones;
    • Cloud Industrial Supervision/ Decentralized intelligence around the sensors;
  • Information correlation and massive processing (Stream or controlled time)
    • Leading ontologies in the field of geosciences, geography, water and Construction and Civil Engineering Works
    • data interoperability;
    • associated massive processing (Big Data architecture and computing power);
  • Optimisation & analysis
    • Training;
    • Prediction;
    • Data visualization (3D/SIG) - Digital model (Construction and Civil Engineering Works), in particular as part of the MINnD project;
  • Cross-functional capability: agility, upgradability, security, data protection, flexibility.

In today's world, digital technologies are the driving force needed for meeting the environmental challenges which now concern the entire planet: climate warming, energy efficiency, reduction of carbon emissions, positive energy buildings … Through its digital systems and solutions, Atos is very much engaged in this dynamic of change towards a longer-lasting economic model which is more in tune with sustainability issues. For its part the BRGM, will continue to use the latest innovative technology at its disposal to optimize its data, develop new expertise and offer new services.


About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

Atos pursues a global environmental policy that sets out in clear terms the challenges and the goals to achieve. The Group is recognized for its pioneering efforts in this area, and is entitled to the best distinctions (DJSI, CDP, GRI ...).

About BRGM

The Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM), reporting to the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, the Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the Ministry for Economy, Industry and Digital Technology, is France's reference public institution for Earth Science applications in the management of surface and subsurface resources and risks. The agency is tasked with five functions: scientific research, support for public policies, international cooperation as BRGM-Carnot Institute, mining safety, and Higher and continuing education. www.brgm.fr

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