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I'm a scientist logo
'I'm a Scientist, Get me out of Here !' is a free online event where school students get to meet and interact with scientists. It's a free X Factor-style competition between scientists, where the students are the …

2012-07-03


Dr Rachel Dearden
Saturday 30 June BGS hydrogeologist, Dr Rachel Dearden, was interviewed by the BBC Breakfast team about why surface water flooding occurs after extreme rainfall, and how sustainable drainage can help reduce the volume of surface water in our …

2012-06-30


OpenMI award 2012
A British Geological Survey (BGS) and Loughborough University team, have won an OpenMI Award for a 'catastrophe model'  that could help the insurance industry meet new EU regulations. Catastophe, or CAT, models are used by the insurance …

2012-06-27


Calum Ritchie with  BCS President,  Peter Jolly. (Photo: Martin Lubikowski)
The BGS geological maps, Anglesey (Ynys Môn): A Landscape Carved by Ice , have won two British Cartographic Society (BCS) awards. The BGS 1:50 000 scale landforms, printed maps, of Anglesey were awarded the Stanfords Award for Mapping 2012 . …

2012-06-26


Shamank Rock
The BGS have secured funding for a new project on the impact of anthropogenic pollution on Lake Baikal in Siberia: 'Silicon isotope records of recent environmental change and anthropogenic pollution from Lake Baikal'. The work, funded by the …

2012-06-20


A fossil fish
Major funding news The BGS will be working on a new project on the evolution of life on Earth: 'Mid-Palaeozoic biotic crisis; Setting the trajectory of tetrapod evolution'. The work, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, will …

2012-06-13


Awards ceremony
The BGS research project on the development of a bioaccessibility test for polyaromatic hydrocarbons in soil to aid in human health risk assessment and brownfield land reclamation, commissioned by National Grid: Gas and managed by Parsons …

2012-05-30


Oil rig
The launch of a new centre of North Sea expertise today could accelerate the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and unlock three billion barrels of hard-to-reach oil from the North Sea. The Centre for North Sea Enhanced Oil …

2012-05-23


Coastal erosion at Southwold
Future management of coastal erosion and flooding is the focus of a new collaborative project, iCoast. The research consortium includes the BGS, University of Southampton, University College London, Oxford University, Manchester University, …

2012-03-26


Seismic trace
Since the beginning of February, a sequence of at least nine small earthquakes has struck the island of Islay on the west coast of Scotland. The largest of the earthquakes had a magnitude of 2.8 ML, while two others had magnitudes in excess of …

2012-03-06


Aurora H  © ESA.  http://www.esa.int/images/KeyVisual_02022012_Aurora_H.jpg
The BGS has successfully bid to join the European Space Agency (ESA) Swarm magnetic survey satellite mission validation team as a principal investigator. We will participate, along with ESA, in the geophysical validation of Swarm data products. …

2012-03-02


Michael Kelly
Keele University student, Michael Kelly, won the Mike Coward Prize for the Best Postgraduate Talk at the Tectonic Studies Group ( TSG ) AGM Conference at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, in January 2012. He was also awarded the Shell Prize for …

2012-02-07


Pairing Scheme
During November 2011 Dr Kathryn Goodenough , a senior geologist at BGS, took part in the Royal Society Scientist: Civil Servant Pairing Scheme . Kathryn was paired with Beverley Okoye, a Policy Adviser from the Department for Business, …

2011-12-20


Pewter
BGS geologists presented their latest research on critical metals at the Geores 2011 Scottish Minerals meeting at Murchison House, in Edinburgh on Tuesday 15 November. The EU and the UK are heavily dependent on imports of many metals. Some of …

2011-11-15


Soil sampling with an auger
The BGS has won a contract from Defra (SP1008) to determine the typical background concentrations of contaminants in soils. The Background Concentrations of Contaminants in Soils (BCCS) Project will use the significant soil chemistry data sets …

2011-11-03


Polyhalite core from the first borehole; ©Sirius Minerals Plc
As part of the process to evaluate a potential potash deposit in North Yorkshire, the BGS has been contracted by York Potash Ltd , a part of Sirius Minerals Plc to characterise core material recovered from a series of six exploration …

2011-11-02


Solar oven
Prospect, the union for over 34 000 engineering and science specialists in government and the private sector have organised the first ever union-led competition at WorldSkills London 2011 event this week at the ExCel Centre in London. Prospect …

2011-10-05


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On 22 September 2011, CCS TLM Limited and The National Centre for CCS (NCCCS) launched an academy to offer training courses in the vital new area of carbon capture and storage. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between CCS TLM …

2011-09-22


iGeology wins best Community Favourite Mobile App at the ESRI International User Conference
iGeology was voted best Community Favourite Mobile App at the ESRI International User Conference in July 2011. Since its launch in late 2010, iGeology has been downloaded over 60 000 times from 56 countries and was iTunes No. 1 free …

2011-08-03


Professor John Ludden, Executive Director of the BGS
Professor John Ludden, Executive Director of the British Geological Survey, was awarded a Doctor of Science honorary degree by the University of Birmingham on 19 July 2011. John's long list of achievements include: assistant professor in the …

2011-07-28

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