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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.


Dr Munir Zia
Congratulations to Dr Munir Zia (Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, Pakistan) on his appointment as a Visiting Research Associate within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry (BGS).


Edward in Malawi
Congratulations to Dr Edward Joy (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) on his appointment as a Visiting Research Associate within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry (BGS).


iSmart magazine article
BGS's iSMART project (EPSRC funded consortium – see also has been highlighted in the International Innovation magazine. Courtesy of International Innovation – a leading scientific dissemination service.


BGS staff member David Boon
David talks about the potential for an underground heating system in Cardiff. Listen into from 01:16:30.


BGS Staff at work in the laboratory
Congratulations to Dr Sev Kender, Prof Melanie Leng and Dr Lyndsey Fox from the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry, who have won a NERC Directed IODP grant to work on reconstructing Bay of Bengal palaeoceanography and the East Asian Monsoon since the Miocene. The project will analyse stable isotopes and trace metals in fossil foraminifera collected during IODP Exp. 354, Bengal Fan.


Seismic trace
We've been working hard obtaining, processing and interpreting satellite imagery to map landslides following the 25th April Nepal earthquake. View this map and many more on the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters website.


Lauren Selby
Hello and welcome to issue 28. It’s April Fools' Day today and we were anguishing about whether or not to jump on the press bandwagon of silly stories.


Dr Jonathan Dean
Congratulations to Dr Jonathan Dean on his appointment as Honorary Research Fellow within the School of Geography, University of Nottingham.


Debbie White
Congratulations to Debbie White who was awarded the RSC Water Science Forum Poster Prize for Best Poster at the "Emerging contaminants in waters and soils, practical considerations: Sampling, analysis and consequences" conference.


Dr Clement Uguna
Welcome to Dr Clement Uguna who has joined BGS as a Research Fellow within Organic Geochemistry and the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry.


Mike's book, Shale Gas and Fracking
Mike Stephenson's new book 'Shale gas and fracking: the science behind the controversy' looks at the geology and environmental aspects of shale gas from the European and American perspective, debunking the ‘bad science’ on both sides of the argument and making clear the science that does matter so that people can make an informed choice. The science that does matter is peer-reviewed and published and therefore independent.


Julian Henderson
Prof Julian Henderson from the Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham, has been appointed as Visiting Research Associate within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry, British Geological Survey.


NERC logo
Update following the NERC Council meeting on the 4th of December regarding Ownership and Governance.


Russ Evans
It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Russ Evans (Dr J R Evans) who sadly passed away on 1 December after a brave battle with cancer. We have lost a valued colleague and our thoughts are with his family.


AGI award winner
We're proud to announce our staff and projects received several nominations and awards at the Association for Geographic Information Awards for Geospatial Excellence presented by Prof Iain Stewart (University of Plymouth).


BGS staff member Sev Kender
Congratulations to Dr Sev Kender from the Centre of Environmental Geochemistry who has won a NERC-IODP small grant to work on reconstructing deep Pacific Ocean circulation since the Oligocene. The project will analyse Nd isotopes in fossil fish teeth collected during IODP Exp. 351 to the Philippine Sea.


Dr Jonathan Dean
Congratulations to Dr Jonathan Dean who has been appointed as a Post Doctoral Research Associate (at the BGS and in association with the School of Geography) on NERC Standard Grant: A 500,000–year environmental record from Chew Bahir, south Ethiopia: testing hypotheses of climate-driven human evolution, innovation, and dispersal. Jonathan is currently working as an Isotope Apprentice within the BGS and will transfer to this new post in March 2015.


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