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BGS Edinburgh Open Day
From robots and smartphone microscopes to a marine touch tank and dinosaurs – all age groups are invited to a very special Doors Open Day at the Lyell Centre on Saturday 29th September.

2018-09-21


BGS welcomes Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson to the Lyell Centre
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has welcomed former President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson, to its Scottish base at the Lyell Centre in Edinburgh.

2018-09-07


BGs Data website
Call for stakeholder input to Data Products redesign.

2018-09-05


Ince Marshes
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is inviting Cheshire residents to consider the proposed borehole locations for the UK Geoenergy Observatory plan for Ince Marshes in Cheshire.

2018-08-31


3D UK map
Glasgow City Council and South Lanarkshire Council have approved plans to develop a world class geothermal research observatory in the east end of the city.

2018-08-28


LIDAR Scanning
A rockfall took place on Wednesday 8th August 2018 at Staithes in North Yorkshire tragically killing a nine year old child.

2018-08-09


Hydraulic Fracturing Consent
Statement from the BGS following the announcement by the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry to grant consent for hydraulic fracturing by Cuadrilla Resources at Preston New Road in Lancashire.

2018-07-25


Assessing potential groundwater contamination in the pursuit of new energy sources
The British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Environment Agency (EA) have developed a method of assessing the vulnerability of groundwater from onshore oil and gas extraction activities in England. This new tool will improve our understanding of the risk to groundwater.

2018-07-23


Deep groundwater in coastal deltas protected from contaminations
A new study by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and University College London (UCL), led by Dr Dan Lapworth, has been published today in Geophysical Research Letters. This study shows that groundwater pumped from depths below 150 m in the coastal regions of the Bengal basin is thousands of years old and generally secure from contamination by salinity and arsenic found in shallow groundwater.

2018-07-20


Strontium in Scotland
The British Geological Survey has just released a new interactive web tool that maps out geographical variations in the isotope signatures of Britain. This map, which includes strontium, oxygen and sulphur data, enables the determination of the provenance of food and drink or archaeological remains.

2018-05-31


Geothermal energy
Two of the UK’s leading scientific agencies have submitted plans for an exciting new research development proposed for the Clyde Gateway area in the east end of Glasgow.

2018-04-27


BGS logo
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and British Geological Survey (BGS) have today announced the membership of the first BGS Board.

2018-03-13


Buildings affected by a landslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone (2017). © BGS NERC
Improved disaster response in Commonwealth states and tropical disease control are among the goals of 10 new projects involving British space organisations, Science Minister Sam Gyimah announced today. A new BGS-led project is: Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR): EO-based Exposure, Nepal and Tanzania Grant: £2.8 million.

2018-02-14


Landslide_Nilgiri_Hills_India
International research collaboration for landslide hazard reduction in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India. Scientists and engineers from UK, Italy and India are collaborating to improve the assessment of landslide hazard and early warning systems in India.

2017-12-14


ELEGANCY
The British Geological Survey (BGS) will lead the case study to support the decarbonisation of heating for large UK cities using novel hydrogen-based technology in the recently funded ELEGANCY research project. This project is one of five supported by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with co-funding from the EU.

2017-11-14


ALIGN-CCUS
Researchers across Europe have come together to accelerate the development of technologies to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Over the next 3 years, a large project will focus on the removal of CO2 from industrial processes, the conversion of CO2 to create valuable products, such as methanol, and the safe storage of CO2 deep underground.

2017-11-13


PreACT
Key players from Europe, Australia and the USA are joining forces to tackle the challenge of removing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it underground in a bid to make a real difference to our future climate. The 'Pressure control and conformance management for safe and efficient CO2 storage' or ‘Pre-ACT’ project, aims to improve the cost effectiveness of safe CO2 storage.

2017-11-13


Conceptual model of nitrate stored in the unsaturated zone.
Groundwater researchers at the British Geological Survey (BGS) have found a major store of pollution sitting in the rocks beneath our feet that could have severe global-scale consequences for our rivers, water supplies, human health and the economy.

2017-11-10


Fugro Synergy
The Corinth Rift, located in the Gulf of Corinth in Central Greece is one of the most seismically active areas in Europe. It is here that one of the Earth’s tectonic plates is being ripped apart causing geological hazards including earthquakes. This rifting process is the focus of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 381 “Corinth Active Rift Development”.

2017-10-20


African groundwater map
Resource development relies on geoscience data (‘geodata’). In Africa, access to useful geodata is often slow, expensive and unreliable. This discourages potential investors and leads to a slow rate of development. A pilot project is proposed in Uganda to create a Geoscience Data Portal to make ‘geodata’ freely available and stimulate economic development.

2017-10-18

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