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Presentation of the group

The works of the Engineering Geology and Geomechanics group concern two major research topics :

 1.   Underground exploitation and management

  • understanding and simulation of the behaviour of rocks and geomaterials

  • underground exploitation techniques

  • organisation, planning and assessment of underground projects


2.   Geotechnical hazards and risks

  • natural hazards and risks (drought, floods, slope stability …)
  • underground-related hazards and risks (after-mine, cavities, works …)

In addition, the group has in Pau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) a site fully devoted to storage studying.