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100 years of World mineral information at BGS
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is celebrating 100 years of producing its World mineral production data from 1913 to the present.


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myVolcano is a crowd-sourcing app that will enable you to keep an eye on the active volcanoes of the world and help volcano research.


Marie Cowan
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Marie Cowan as the new Director for the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI). Dr Cowan has worked at GSNI for 10 years, with a proven track record in project management of the Tellus Border project. Dr Cowan succeeds Mr Mike Young who retires from the post on the 1st June 2014.


Niphargus glenniei, credit Chris Proctor
Ancient shrimp-like animals have been living in underground waters in Britain and Ireland for at least 20 million years, a recent genetic study has shown.


Ripon Ure Bank 1997
The exceptional winter storms encountered in the UK this year have contributed to an increase in the incidence of sinkholes and landslides, the British Geological Survey (BGS) report today.


Sampling in the field
The University of Nottingham and the British Geological Society (BGS) have joined forces to develop a new Centre for Environmental Geochemistry (CEG).


Critical metal
The first truly authoritative book on critical metals has been published by the British Geological Survey (BGS) in collaboration with Wiley and the American Geophysical Union.


NERC doctoral training
NERC is funding research, skills and technologies, aimed at helping the oil and gas sector put environmental science at the heart of responsible management of our planet


NERC doctoral training
The Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, today announced £100m of new NERC investment in 15 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs), which specialise in training environmental science PhD students.


Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875)
The British Geological Survey (BGS) and Heriot-Watt University are joining forces to create a new centre for earth and marine science and technology.


Laki fissure
The British Geological Survey is celebrating progress in a Government-led partnership to better understand risks to the UK from Iceland's volcanoes this week by publishing a Cabinet Office-commissioned report online.


BGS Edinburgh Open Day
Scientists at the British Geological Survey (BGS) in Edinburgh will be opening the doors and manning their exhibits, experiments and displays at an open day on Saturday 28th September 2013.


G-BASE sampling in London
The British Geological Survey (BGS) celebrates the completion of its 40 year national geochemical field survey on the Isle of Wight tomorrow.


CO2 stored logo
The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey have launched a new online mapping tool for the CO2 Stored website.


Laser survey scanning of landslides
New research by the British Geological Survey (BGS), presented at the 2013 British Science Festival in Newcastle, is showing that the increase in the number of landslides that occurred in 2012 is continuing in 2013.


3D fossil
The British Geological Survey (BGS) along with JISC is today launching the world's first 3D Virtual Fossil Collection - browse and download thousands of 3D digital fossil models and quality images (many in 3D) in the comfort of your own home.


Tellus South West logo
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is leading an aerial survey (Tellus South West) over South West England to map its geology, natural resources and environment.


Bowland shale gas study area
The British Geological Survey in association with DECC has completed an estimate for the resource (gas-in-place) of shale gas in part of central Britain in an area between Wrexham and Blackpool in the west, and Nottingham and Scarborough in the east.


Royal Society Chartermark
Visitors to the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London from 2 – 7 July will not only learn how glaciers flow forward and melt back but how they help us travel across time as well.


CO2 stored logo
The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey have launched a new website, CO2 Stored, giving access to world-leading information on carbon dioxide (CO2) storage data around the UK continental shelf.


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