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Art of Geology Exhibition
British Geological Survey exhibition brings science to life through art and storytelling


Carbon dioxide molecules
Representatives from CO2GeoNet, the European Energy Research Alliance CCS Joint Programme, the Global CCS Institute, the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Association and the European Zero Emission Technology and Innovation Platform are working to raise awareness of the important role of CCS as a key emission reduction option.


Borehole drilling
The first borehole is being drilled at the UK Geoenergy Observatory for Glasgow, allowing scientists to ‘see’ underground at the world-class geothermal energy research site in the east end of the city. Further information on UKGEOS: UK Geoenergy Observatories


Ince Marshes in north Cheshire. ©Peter Corcoran.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has submitted a planning application to Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWACC) to site a UK Geoenergy Observatory at Ince Marshes in Cheshire.


Dr Tracy Shimmield
Dr Tracy Shimmield has been appointed to the position of Lyell Centre Director.


Quito, capital of Ecuador sits on the side of an active volcano.
Over 50 per cent of the world’s population lives in cities. In low-to-middle income countries, more than two billion city dwellers face the threat of floods, earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes and other natural hazards.


3D geology of the UK
The UK's geology can now be explored in the third dimension with the release of free-to-access regional models by the British Geological Survey (BGS).


Some of the world’s finest geoscientists from both sides of the Atlantic have joined forces to set a course for scaling up the world’s ability to decarbonise its energy supply.


Borehole drilling
Granite from Cornwall will be examined by UK scientists as part of a £1.8 million project in order to help the country increase its use of geothermal energy.


The Lyell Centre
The Liberal Democrat politician for Orkney Islands, who is also a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group for Science and Technology, and Convenor of the Cross-Party Group on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, was greeted by Dr Tracy Shimmield, Director of the Lyell Centre.


Ocean image
The volcano, Anak Krakatau (‘Child of Krakatoa’) located between Java and Sumatra collapsed in December 2018, causing a devastating tsunami which killed hundreds of people, displacing tens of thousands more living on the coasts of Indonesia. Recent scientific research has found that the tsunami was caused by an eruption-triggered landslide generated as the volcano collapsed into the Sunda Strait.


NEIF laboratory
Five of the UK’s leading research institutions — the British Geological Survey (BGS), the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), the University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) — have joined forces to create a new national isotope facility.


BGS Edinburgh Open Day
Scientists from the British Geological Survey (BGS) will be introducing people of all ages to the depths of our research and knowledge at the Edinburgh Science Festival next week.


14 mile landslide NH 55, Darjeeling
The BGS has signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) alongside King’s College London (KCL) with the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita). The three institutions will be collaborating on landslide research activities that will mutually benefit India and the UK.


The Lyell Centre
Richard Lochhead, the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, is updated on the capabilities of the Lyell Centre’s RD2 drill system by offshore electrical engineer Michael Wilson.


Satellite images are increasingly used
NERC has awarded £950 000 to the Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) via its National Capability funding


BGS staff member Melanie Leng
Professor Melanie Leng, Chief Scientist for Environmental Change Adaptation and Resilience at the British Geological Survey (BGS) was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019.


The Lyell Centre
Akvaplan-niva has visited the Lyell Centre, a strategic partnership between British Geological Survey (BGS) and Heriot-Watt University (HWU).


Frodsham wind farm at dusk. ©Peter Corcoran.
Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWACC) has unanimously approved the British Geological Survey's (BGS) planning application to site a UK Geoenergy Observatory at Ince Marshes in the north of the county.


Karen Hanghoj
Today, it was announced that Karen Hanghøj will take up the role of Director of the British Geological Survey (BGS) from October 2019. Karen


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