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Matt Hall
We are pleased to announce that Dr Matt Hall (University of Nottingham) has recently been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship which is sponsored by the BGS.

2014-04-04


Oil and gas wells and their integrity: Implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation
On 25 March 2014 the British Geological Survey(BGS) in partnership with the ReFINE (Researching Fracking IN Europe) consortium, led by Durham University, published a review of global oil and gas well integrity in the journal Marine and Petroleum Geology. The paper is available for free download at the link below: Oil and gas wells and their integrity: Implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation.

2014-03-26


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The Satellite Applications Catapult, an independent technology and innovation company, is announcing the launch of three new regional ‘Centres of Excellence’, including the British Geological Survey, in satellite applications.

2014-03-21


Sev Kender
Deep ocean carbonate ion increase during mid Miocene CO2 decline by Sev Kender.

2014-03-05


Gardeners’ Question Time

On Monday 17th February 2014 at 17:30, the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Keyworth and District Gardeners Association hosted Radio 4 s Gardeners Question Time at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth.


2014-03-04


Staff that are retiring
Under the watchful eye of William Smith, eight of our longest serving geologists with over 300 years of combined service say goodbye to their colleagues on their retirement on 28 February.

2014-03-03


Holly Miller
Dr Holly Miller from the Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham, has been appointed as a visiting research associate (VRA) with the British Geological Survey (BGS).

2014-03-03


Dr Chris Vane
Dr Chris Vane, Head of the Organic Geochemistry Group at the BGS, has been made an Honorary Associate Professor within the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham.

2014-02-24


Ailsa Craig Island
Julie Leibach, an 'e-journalist' from New York has written a an article based on a 1987 BGS report that describes why Ailsa Craig microgranite makes such good curling stones.

2014-02-21


Mike Ellis
Professor Michael Ellis has been announced as the first Chair of the new Strategic Programme Advisory Group for NERC.

2014-02-17


Dr  Peter Wynn
Dr Peter Wynn from the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, has been appointed as Visiting Research Associate with the British Geological Survey.

2014-02-13


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Melanie Leng has been nominated to represent the International Continental scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) on the International Ocean Discovery Program(IODP)/European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) outreach task force.

2014-02-11


Dr  Michael Watts
Dr Michael Watts, Head of the BGS Inorganic Geochemistry Group, has been made an Honorary Associate Professor within the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham.

2014-01-22


University of Nottingham
Three staff members from the School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham have been appointed as visiting research associates (VRAs) with the British Geological Survey (BGS).

2014-01-22


Andrew Finlayson
The Quaternary Research Association has awarded the prestigious Lewis Penny Medal Andrew Finlayson at the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh.

2014-01-17


Professor  Anson Mackay
Professor Anson Mackay from the Environmental Change Research Centre, University College London (UCL) has been appointed as Visiting Research Associate with the BGS; he will hold this honorary position alongside his post and ongoing research projects at UCL.

2014-01-15


Dr Susan Loughlin

The Natural Environment Research Council extends warmest congratulations to colleagues who have received the Queen's New Year Honours in recognition of their outstanding services to science.


2014-01-06


Professor Philip Barker
Professor Philip Barker from the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, has been appointed as Visiting Research Associate with the British Geological Survey. Prof. Barker will hold this honorary position with the British Geological Survey alongside his post and ongoing research projects at the University of Lancaster.

2013-12-16


BGS roundel
NERC proceeds to the next stage of its review of the ownership and governance of the British Geological Survey.

2013-12-10


Sven Könitzer
In early December 2013, Sven Könitzer was granted a doctorate for his PhD research, jointly funded by the British Geological Survey and the University of Leicester, Primary biological controls on UK Lower Namurian shale gas prospectivity: A step towards understanding a major potential UK unconventional gas resource.

2013-12-10

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