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Geospatial Commission consultation
The BGS is a partner body of the Geospatial Commission that was announced in November 2017.


Helen Bonsor
I am delighted to announce that Helen Bonsor has been appointed as our new Chief Geologist for Scotland from 1 September 2018


Dr Andy Chadwick
Andy Chadwick has been awarded the MBE is in recognition of his services to the science of carbon capture and sequestration.


Carbon dioxide molecules
The 13th CO2GeoNet Open Forum – Climate change and the science of geological CO2 storage To help address the pressing need to reduce CO2 emissions, from 24 to 26 April, an international conference was held on the Island of San Servolo in Venice (Italy) to share the latest findings on CO2 Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS).


Jennifer Jamieson-Ball
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Jamieson-Ball MCIPR has been appointed to the newly created role of director of communications and external affairs. Jennifer will be joining us on 9 July 2018.


Energy and Climate Change: An Introduction to Geological Controls, Interventions and Mitigations book cover
Mike's new book Energy and Climate Change: An Introduction to Geological Controls, Interventions and Mitigations is all about the cycles that connect energy and climate change, and the vital importance of geoscience in understanding, mitigating and adapting to these challenges. It’s also about where I think geology, as a science, should be going into the future. So it’s partly a book that makes connections - and partly a manifesto!


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During the recent International Geo Sample Number (IGSN) General Assembly meeting in New Orleans, USA, the BGS was elected as one of IGSN’s newest members. Other new members elected during the meeting were Australian National Data Service (ANDS), US Geological Survey (USGS) and IFREMER (France).


Core Trust Seal
The National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) is now certified as a trustworthy repository and has been awarded the CoreTrustSeal accreditation by the joint World Data Systems (WDS) and Data Seal of Approval (DSA) repository certification bodies.


Landslide India
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.


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More than 70 research leaders from Heriot-Watt University and the British Geological Survey have taken part in a 'Research Connect' event as part of the research and innovation activities of the Lyell Centre.


Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET)
COMET's have been recognised by the Royal Astronomical Society in their latest round of awards, winning the RAS Group Achievement Award in Geophysics.


BGS roundel
Vacancies have arisen for a number of Non-Executive Directors to be based at various UK locations including Nottingham (HQ), London, Edinburgh.


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GSNI held a symposium in Belfast to showcase its achievements over the decades and its commitment to public service.


A new beginning: a collaborative partnering approach towards African geodata


Michael Watts
Congratulations to Dr Michael Watts who was recently elected to the post of President of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health. Michael has been involved in the SEGH for nearly 15 years as a member of the European board and active on the International board via his role in redesigning the website since 2010.


Marie Cowan
Marie Cowan, Director, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI) discusses one of the region’s largest datasets and the Survey’s ambitious plans to transition to 4D models with real time data.


Prof John Ludden
A newsletter from Prof John Ludden to the British Geological Survey’s (BGS) stakeholders to outline some recent developments at the BGS.


As the BGS is an arm’s length body of government, we face restrictions on communicating during the pre-election period and are not able to provide media comment at this time. Normal service will be resumed after the General Election when a new government has been formed.


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A new £450,000 research project investigating sustainable water management on the Red River Delta in Vietnam has recently been awarded UK and Vietnamese Collaborators under the Newton funding Scheme. The project will involve collaborators from the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham (in UK and Malaysia), British Geological Survey and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) in Hanoi.


National geological model
New £31m research facilities will see UK scientists gather critical data on the use of geoenergy technologies to help meet energy needs.


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