Title: BASIAS - Inventaire des Anciens Sites Industriels et Activités de Service (Inventory of Abandoned Industrial Sites) 
Resource Type: web links 
Language(s): English
Producers or distributor BRGM - Geosciences pour une Terre durable 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://basias.brgm.fr  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Data storage
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Information management systems overview
Contaminated land-->maps
Contaminated land-->stats, registers, inventories etc
Short description: France was one of the first EU countries to conduct systematic inventories of polluted sites (starting in 1978). The main objectives of these inventories are: -to draw up a wide-ranging and exhaustive list of all industrial sites, both abandoned and operational, that present risks of environmental pollution - to keep up a databank of these sites - to provide useful information to organisations and individuals involved in urban planning, land tenure issues and environmental protection. The national BASIAS database was launched at the same time as the Regional Historical Inventories (RHI) of abandoned and operational industrial and service-activity sites. 
Link to Organisation(s): BRGM - Geosciences pour une Terre durable (Geosciences for a sustainable Earth)
Submitted By: M Jean François Brunet WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 26/07/2005