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Rock wall carved by mining equipment
The 500th anniversary of what may have been the largest earthquake ever to affect the UK in historical times occurs on 19 September 2008. Its size was perhaps as large as magnitude 7 (about the same size as the Kobe earthquake of 1995). The …

2008-09-19


BGS scientists take to the skies in a De Havilland Twin Otter aircraft.
Scientists take to the skies of the Isle of Wight and Lymington areas.

2008-09-16


Polar research
This month (September 2008) a 40-strong crew of artists and scientists embark on a scientific and cultural expedition to Disko Bay on the west coast of Greenland. Whilst the scientists monitor the sensitive and rapidly changing Arctic …

2008-09-12


OneGeology - Geological map data on the globe
How can we understand the lives of creatures that lived and died millions of years ago? By examining the clues they left behind.

2008-08-20


Waterfall A11980
A new website has just been launched that provides scientific knowledge to help policy-makers in government and industry, businesses, researchers and the public to cope with increasing water demands. It provides detailed, interdisciplinary …

2008-08-14


OneGeology - Geological map data on the globe
OneGeology Press Release

2008-07-31


Fossil
The discovery by an international team of scientists is published today (Wednesday 23 July) in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It involved researchers from the University of Leicester, North Dakota State University, the British Geological …

2008-07-22


School children enjoying an Open Day at BGS
Gold panning, fossil casting, dry-stone walling, gift shop, bookshop. Geology, mineralology, palaeonotology, volcanology, marine geology, seismology, geomagnetism and more.

2008-07-18


Soil Sampling
The British Geological Survey (BGS) will carry out a baseline geochemical survey across Greater London this summer. Known as 'London Earth', the study will provide unique information on soil chemistry in the urban environment which will be of …

2008-07-14


Quarry
Minerals are essential materials needed to build our homes, schools, hospitals and work places and the minerals industry is an important part of the UK economy. So how do you balance economic necessity with environmental protection?

2008-06-24


BGS Digital Geological map
The British Geological Survey (BGS) provides the science behind the White Paper on Managing Radioactive Waste Safely published by DEFRA, BERR and the devolved administrations for Wales and Northern Ireland.

2008-06-12


Seismogram
Only last summer research published by earth scientists in the international journal Tectonics concluded that geological faults in the Sichuan Basin, China are sufficiently long to sustain a strong ground-shaking earthquake, making them …

2008-05-15


Exploration for oil
Using remarkable new seabed imagery, researchers at the British Geological Survey have discovered unambiguous evidence of the collapse of the British and Scandinavian ice sheets at the end of the last ice age 20,000 years ago.

2008-05-04


Carbon Dioxide molecules
CO2GeoNet, Europe's Research Network of Excellence on the geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2), met in Venice on April 17th 2008 to discuss the implications of the European Commission's proposal for a Directive on the geological storage …

2008-04-16


Covers of the new geological maps and guidebooks
At a launch held at the Wells and Mendips Museum, the British Geological Survey (BGS) announced the publication of two brand-new geological maps and guidebooks that feature one of Britain's most popular and beautiful areas - the Mendips.

2008-04-10


Extract of award winning  water droplet  photo
The British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) have awarded Paul Witney, professional photographer within the Publications Unit of the British Geological Survey (BGS), two awards in their Midland Region Annual Photographic …

2008-04-04


Satellite images are increasingly used
The Groundwater Experience is an annual event held at Hill End Field Study Centre, Oxford to promote the importance of groundwater through a range of hands-on activities, often involving the opportunity to get wet! Primary school children from …

2008-04-01


School children enjoying an Open Day at BGS
To mark National Science & Engineering Week, the British Geological Survey (BGS) is running a 'Fossil and Rock Show' at its headquarters in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire (12 to 14 March). Nearly a thousand children and their teachers from primary …

2008-03-10


Carbon Dioxide molecules
Dr Nick Riley MBE addressed a European Parliament hearing entitled 'CO2 CAPTURE AND STORAGE - THE WAY FORWARD' on March 5th 2008

2008-03-06

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