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Interview
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.

2017-05-03


CEG logo
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.

2017-04-12


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.

2017-04-12


3D geological model
The special issue stems from the Quaternary Research Associations Annual Discussion Meeting that staff from BGS Edinburgh organised in 2015. BGS scientists feature as authors on a significant number of the papers.

2017-02-10


Helen Glaves
Congratulations to Helen Glaves on her election as President of the EGU ESSI Division

2016-12-23


Kara Bogus
Congratulations to Dr Kara Bogus (IODP, Texas A&M University) who has been appointed as a Visiting Research Associate at the British Geological Survey within the Stable Isotope Facility and the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry.

2016-12-19


Prof Paul Nathanail
Congratulations to Prof Paul Nathanail (School of Geography) who has been made a Visiting research Associate with the British Geological Survey. Paul is Professor of Engineering Geology and Managing Director of Land Quality Management Ltd. His research, teaching and consultancy interests span the spectrum of risk based contaminated land management and sustainable urban regeneration.

2016-11-30


Laboratory
One month after the end of Expedition 364 Chicxulub K-Pg Impact Crater, the Science Party (including BGS) publishes the first results in Science: "The formation of peak rings in large impact craters"

2016-11-18


BGS staff member Angela Lamb
Congratulations to Dr Angela Lamb who has been appointed on to the editorial board of [4]Nature Scientific Reports. Nature Scientific Reports sits within the nature family of journals and covers all areas of the natural sciences. The journal is open access and continuous online publication enables articles to be published swiftly. The journal has over a million article page views per month. Scientific Reports currently has an Impact Factor of 5.228 (2015).

2016-10-07


Power station
CHPM2030 is a 42-months project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon2020 programme on Research and Innovation (grant agreement nº 654100) that started on 1 January 2016.

2016-07-25


Prof Colin Waters
The University of Leicester have conferred on Colin Waters the title and status of Honorary Professor in the Department of Geology, backdated to start from 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2021. Congratulations Colin!

2016-07-25


The BGS Proactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation (PRIME) System has won the 2016 Ground Engineering Product and Equipment Innovation Award
The BGS Proactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation (PRIME) System has won the 2016 Ground Engineering Product and Equipment Innovation Award (sponsored by BAM Ritchies).

2016-07-07


National geological model
Following the National Geophysical Survey meeting held in April at the British Geological Survey we are pleased to announce that from 08 June 2016 we are calling for expressions of interest for the survey.

2016-06-08


Yorkshire Valley
The British Geological Survey and the University of Birmingham have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen future collaboration and open new opportunities for research.

2016-06-01


BGS shop
NERC has commissioned five highly ambitious research programmes, worth £34m, that will see its research centres, including the BGS, working closely together to tackle major scientific and societal challenges.

2016-06-01


Sampling groundwater
The BGS is carrying out a science-based environmental monitoring programme in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire, where a planning application to carry out hydraulic fracturing for shale gas has been submitted.

2016-05-24


Dr David McMillan (University of Strathclyde) and Dr Keith Westhead (BGS, Marine Geoscience) at the Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow
The British Geological Survey at the Lyell Centre in Edinburgh, and University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), are pleased to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in early 2016.

2016-05-13


Jurassic Cadomities
NERC have funded a Large Grant application to support an ICDP project on the Lower Jurassic in Wales/UK: Integrated understanding of the early Jurassic Earth system and Timescale (JET). The overall PI is Stephen Hesselbo (University of Exeter) with UK Co-Is from the BGS (Jim Riding, Melanie Leng, and Dan Condon), Oxford and Leeds.

2016-04-29


Professor Jane Plant CBE
It is with great sadness that we report that Jane passed away on Friday 4th March 2016.

2016-03-14


Dr Stefan Engels
Congratulations to Dr Stefan Engels (UoN) who has been appointed as a Visiting Research Associate at the British Geological Survey within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry.

2016-02-19

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