Established by the French Government in 1990 as the national competence centre for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection, Ineris has developed expertise in the areas of accidental risks, chronic risks, and ground and underground risks. Ineris is the result of a restructuration of the Centre of Studies and Research of Collieries of France (Cerchar) and the Institute of Applied Chemical Research (Ircha), the Institute capitalises upon nearly 70 years of expertise and know-how. Thus, Ineris has an acknowledged know-how in the fields of mines, energy and chemistry.
Research activities support public policy and services supporting businesses contribute to the evaluation and prevention of the risks that economic activities induce for the environment, health and safety of people and goods. The Institute also accompanies innovation by taking into account upstream the risks generated by new products, new technologies or processes. For instance, Ineris has been involved for many years in CCS research projects funded by France or Europe.
Our 24-hour a day operational services such as the Emergency situations support unit (CASU), PRév’air (forecasting pollution at a national scale) and Cenaris (National Monitoring Centre for Ground and Underground risks) illustrate the very operational nature of the Institute’s expertise.