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Mass storage devices
The data held by NERC consists of historical records accumulated over decades that provide a valuable resource to support research, survey and monitoring activities and for users in academia, government, the public sector, industry and …

2010-10-14


soil testing cartoon
The Medical Geology Team at BGS is using the latest bioaccessibility methods and research tools to study risks to our health from contaminated land. The methods provide supporting evidence for human health risk assessments and will help to …

2010-10-06


National Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage (NCCCS)
Britain's efforts to lead the fight against climate change are to be boosted by the launch of a pioneering independent centre for research into tackling global warming. The National Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage combines the expertise …

2010-10-04


map and compass
Alan Thomson and Katie Turnbull are both winners of Rishbeth Prizes for 2010. The prize is awarded to the best poster and presentation at the Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial physics and UK Solar Physics annual meetings, held in …

2010-10-01


BGS mobile environmental laboratory
The new atlas Geochemistry of European Bottled Water was published on 15 September by EuroGeoSurveys. EuroGeoSurveys the organisation of 32 European national Geological Surveys, provides the chemical composition of 1785 bottled water samples, …

2010-09-29


Photograph of the William Smith Building
The Earth is relentlessly changing. Tracing and understanding past environmental change plays an important role in the prediction of future environmental change. The data held by the NERC consists of historical records accumulated over decades …

2010-09-10


Richard Ellison mapping in the UAE
The ongoing geological mapping work of the BGS in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the feature of an article in the July 2010 edition of 'Capital Letter', the newsletter of the British Business Group (BBG) in the UAE. The article …

2010-08-11


Book shelf
The BGS Keyworth library is undergoing a major restructuring project and is being relocated to another building. The collection is being rationalised, with selected stock being distributed to other collections within the UK. The process has …

2010-08-09


Katy Mee
Congratulations to BGS geoscientist Katy Mee who was recently voted one of 20 winners of an online, science-communication competition 'I'm a Scientist, Get me out of Here!'. The competition, funded by a Society Award from the Wellcome trust , …

2010-07-13


BGS stores over 15,000 borehole, vibrocore, gravitycore and grab samples
Statement from Professor Alan J Thorpe, Chief Executive, NERC 23 June 2010. The Natural Environment Research Council is re-affirming the earlier decision to close the BGS core store at Gilmerton and re-locate the collections to the newly …

2010-06-24


East Leake Research Site
The East Midlands Development Agency ( emda ) is supporting the BGS to fund a two-year pilot of ALERT technology for real-time monitoring of strategically important and at risk earthworks within the transport network; bringing new approaches to …

2010-06-22


The White Ribbon
A new Marine Environmental Mapping Programme (MAREMAP) initiative led by the British Geological Survey and the National Oceanography Centre with the Scottish Association for Marine Science will be launched at the National Maritime Museum in …

2010-06-21


Randy Parrish
Congratulations to Randy Parrish for being awarded the Murchison Medal by the Geological Society of London this week. The Murchison Medal is awarded to people who have made a significant contribution to science by means of a substantial body of …

2010-06-07


Patrick Bell, Web Systems Team Leader is presented with the award on behalf of BGS by Richard Waite, Managing Director, ESRI (UK)
OpenGeoscience achieved a Highly Commended award for Innovation in Central Government at the ESRI (UK) GIS Innovation Awards on Monday 10 May 2010 at its 'Shaping your vision' annual conference at the London Hilton Metropole. ESRI Press Release …

2010-05-17


Power station
'In a recent publication, Ehlig-Economides & Economides (2010) have sought to demonstrate that carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) is not technically or economically feasible, based on a supposed lack of underground storage capacity. We …

2010-04-29


Geographical Association 'Highly Commended'
The Geographical Association (GA) has acclaimed the BGS Climate through time poster and resources as 'Highly Commended' at the 2010 GA Publishers Awards held on 8 th April in Derby. The judges felt that the wealth of information about rocks and …

2010-04-09


Space weather effect on UK power grid © Lancaster University
The BGS Geomagnetism team presented recent work on the geomagnetic hazard to technology at the National Astronomy Meeting in Glasgow. In one paper, the hazard to the UK power grid has been re-assessed, using more sophisticated modelling of the …

2010-04-08


Anglesey from the 1:625 000 bedrock map
5th version of the classic 1:625 000 bedrock maps of the UK north and south as reviewed in the Journal of Maps 2009. ' A visually satisfying and geologically informative level of information has been achieved. They will be particularly valuable …

2010-03-02


Map Cover
As part of the BGS and NERC knowledge exchange strategy, the BGS has made its DiGMapGB-625 map available for free download for commercial users. This map is already available via OpenGeoscience for viewing and download for non-commercial uses, …

2010-03-01


Borehole core sample
There has been a lot of recent interest in the oil exploration taking place around the Falkland Islands. Here, Dr Phil Richards, BGS Regional Hydrocarbons Manager, answers some questions about the scientific background to the story. The science …

2010-02-24

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