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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


C21 | Earth Sciences in the 21st century: A forward look
The Geological Society, London and the British Geological Survey are to co-ordinate a forward look or horizon scanning exercise to assess the future direction of Earth science in the 21st century. Learn more about Earth Sciences in the 21st …

2010-02-18


Rack of server slices
IHBC GUS ASTLEY STUDENT AWARD BGS MSc student Emma Barnes has won the 2009 IHBC award for her dissertation on energy issues in Northern Ireland's historic buildings, including discussion on sustainability and the need to make better use of our …

2010-02-16


Rock salt
Rock salt is the key ingredient in the grit which keeps our road network moving despite ice and snow. To learn more about rock salt download the BGS Rock salt information release and the BGS Minerals factsheet on Salt . For further information …

2010-01-14


CO2 field lab
The BGS are part of a multinational collaborative research project to help develop the technology needed for secure underground storage of captured CO 2 . The C02 Field Laboratory for Monitoring and Safety Assessment project will test current …

2010-01-13


Compass and map
The World Magnetic Model has recently been revised. This model is used widely for navigation and attitude determination with magnetic compasses and sensors, providing the necessary corrections between magnetic bearings and geographic bearings. …

2010-01-08


Dave Kerridge MBE services to Geophysics
MBE New Year Honours for David Kerridge, Head of the BGS office in Edinburgh and Earth Hazards and Systems science — the latter encompasses earthquake seismology, volcanology and geomagnetism and includes responsibility for running the UK …

2010-01-05


Caron Simpson & Emma Crew load the 100,000th BRITPITS record
The 100 000th record was recently loaded onto the BRITPITS mineral workings database as part of a systematic mineral site survey. The site in question (numbered 105432) was one of the Brine wells belonging to Lion Salt Works, at Wincham, …

2009-12-18


The White Ribbon
The BGS have recently taken delivery of a new survey vessel, the 'White Ribbon', for work in nearshore and freshwater environments that will be operational in early 2010. It is equipped with a multibeam echosounder system to acquire data in …

2009-12-15


Geophysical surface model
Ricky Terrington and Helen Burke were commended for innovation and best practice at the Association of Geographical Information Annual Awards (November 26th 2009) for their 3D characterisation of artificial ground and infrastructure in …

2009-12-03


YGS Phillips Medal 2009
Dr Dave Millward was presented with the Yorkshire Geological Society's (YGS) John Phillips Medal for 2009 by YGS president Paul Wignall at its Annual General Meeting in York on Saturday 28 November 2009. The award was for Dr Millward's …

2009-12-01

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