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Dr David McMillan (University of Strathclyde) and Dr Keith Westhead (BGS, Marine Geoscience) at the Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow
The British Geological Survey at the Lyell Centre in Edinburgh, and University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), are pleased to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in early 2016.


Jurassic Cadomities
NERC have funded a Large Grant application to support an ICDP project on the Lower Jurassic in Wales/UK: Integrated understanding of the early Jurassic Earth system and Timescale (JET). The overall PI is Stephen Hesselbo (University of Exeter) with UK Co-Is from the BGS (Jim Riding, Melanie Leng, and Dan Condon), Oxford and Leeds.


Professor Jane Plant CBE
It is with great sadness that we report that Jane passed away on Friday 4th March 2016.


Dr Stefan Engels
Congratulations to Dr Stefan Engels (UoN) who has been appointed as a Visiting Research Associate at the British Geological Survey within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry.


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This talk was given by Alex Donald with support from Kieran Parker and our DETI client at GeoDATA in Belfast. It was voted by delegates as the best talk of GeoDATA conference in Belfast!


Marble Arch Caves
BGS welcomes the news from UNESCO today that the UK now has seven UNESCO Global Geoparks. The new UNESCO Global Geoparks programme was announced by UNESCO this morning, in a historic vote that created the first new programme in UNESCO since World Heritage in 1972. The seven existing UK Global Geoparks automatically become UNESCO Global Geoparks, putting them alongside UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.


Congratulations to Dr Liz Bailey from the School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham who has been appointed as Visiting Research Associate within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry, British Geological Survey.


Hugh Barron meets Princess Anne
BGS's Hugh Barron attended this ceremony where he talked to the Princess Royal about geothermal energy under Balmoral!


microbial life
ICDP have provided US$ 1M funding for a new drilling project on the Paleogene marine record from coastal Tanzania, project TOPIC (Tanzania Onshore Paleogene Integrated Coring).


Mochras site
Funding success! The ICDP have provided US$1.5M towards the drilling for a project on the Lower Jurassic in Wales/UK: Integrated understanding of the early Jurassic Earth system and Timescale (JET).


Dr Sev Kender
Dr Sev Kender describes that plate tectonics was the groundbreaking theory discovered early 20th century that actually explained everything in geology and started our modern discipline. Before it no one knew why oceans and mountains formed and continents look like they used to be linked together. So this new discovery is one of the last links in the theory that explains how geology works.


Mike Stephenson
In shale gas exploitation, most people are more worried about what goes on at the surface than deep underground. If you’ve never seen a drilling rig or a frack truck, it’s hard to imagine what it might be like to live up close to a fracking operation, but many people believe that shale gas fracking on a large scale counts as industrialization of the landscape. This article looks at the ground-level effects that people near fracking sites might experience.


Seismic trace
BGS seismic data was used in this report which examines UK earthquake records to determine the number and cause of man-made earthquakes.


BGS staff member Jane Evans
Professor Jane Evans at BGS tested an Ice Age leopard tooth for an element called strontium to help reveal its age.


BGS Geology Map viewer
BGS have won prestigious funding from the UK’s innovation agency.


The 2011 EEFIT (The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team) Christchurch report which was co-authored by BGS's David Boon is now freely available on-line.


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Ceri Vincent, Maxine Akhurst and Michelle Bentham presented at this conference in May 2015.


BGS staff in the field
BGS contributed to Chapter 5 "Natural Hazards" of this Royal Society Environmental Observation Report


BGS Research Fellowship Programme
BGS participated on behalf of CO2GeoNet at the International Scientific Conference "Our Common Future under Climate Change" held in Paris 7 – 10 July ahead of the Conference of the Parties which will also be held in Paris later this year (COP 21). BGS presented on assured capacity and safe geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) during a parallel session titled "Negative emissions for climate change stabilisation and the role of CO2 geological storage".


BGS's Andy Chadwick and Paul Williamson explain how interaction between continuous trend with natural climate cycles produces the observed stepped pattern of global warming.


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