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The European Plate Observing System EPOS) has been officially launched this week
The European Plate Observing System (EPOS) has been officially launched this week at a ceremony in Rome at the Italian Ministry of Education and Universities and Research.


The rig on site at the United Downs Industrial Estate
Drilling at the UK's first deep geothermal electricity plant is to start this week at the United Downs Industrial Estate in Cornwall, south-west England.


BGS Director John Ludden
BGS Science Advisory Committee


The BGS has provided historical maps and reports on the geology of Korea as part of the centennial celebrations for the foundation of the Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM).


Seismic trace
Since hydraulic fracturing operations started at Preston New Road, near Blackpool, some earthquakes have been detected close to the area of operations. Details of Seismicity at Preston New Road, October 2018.


The British Geological Survey (BGS) has become one of the first organisations to achieve the new health and safety standard: the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety System (OHS) standard.


Medical geology diagram
Soil quality — Assessment of human exposure from ingestion of soil and soil material — Procedure for the estimation of the human bioaccessibility/bioavailability of metals in soil” has been published.


Dr Tracy Shimmield
Dr Tracy Shimmield has been appointed as the chair of the Orkney Research and Innovation Campus (ORIC).


Seismic trace
BGS Seismologist, Richard Luckett attended a public meeting in Newdigate, Surrey.


The exercise was attended by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York.
On 21 September 2018 a live exercise to test the abandoned mine emergency response plan took part at the Marble Arch Caves.


Basta Voe on Yell is one site where researchers have found evidence of the most recent tsunami to hit the British Isles
Shetland has been hit by at least two more tsunamis in the past 10,000 years than previously thought, and scientists are working to identify where the giant waves originated.


BBSRC logo
Congratulations to Professor Martin Broadley (Biosciences, UoN) and Dr Louise Ander (Inorganic Geochemistry, BGS) were announced as winners of the BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2018 International Impact category for their work on GeoNutrition: spatial aspects of hidden hunger.


Congratulations to Tracey Coffey, Sharon Egan, Suzanne McGowan, Murray Lark, Odipo Osano, Christopher Aura, Andrew Marriott, Greg Sambrook Smith, Iseult Lynch and Stefan Krause on their successful GCRF Multidisciplinary Challenge–led research project 'Aquaculture in Lake Victoria – challenges for the industry'.


The RESIST project - natural coastal protection
Salt marshes can act as a first line of coastal defence against storm surges. They can even go so far as to lower the risk of the coastline suffering from the impacts of climate change, such as from rising sea levels. But how, why and where does this happen?


Geospatial Commission consultation
The BGS is a partner body of the Geospatial Commission, 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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