Events diary

Lectures, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and workshops presented by BGS, or hosted at a BGS site. For past events view events as calendar

Global Mineral Statistics Centenary Symposium

The Geological Society of London,
Burlington House,
London W1J 0BG

For 100 years, the British Geological Survey has been compiling and publishing information on mineral production and trade from around the world and we are marking this occasion with a symposium. Our programme will include presentations by Dr Peter Buchholz (Head of DERA, the German Federal Mineral Resources Agency), Dr David Humphreys, an independent mineral economics consultant based in London, and Andrew Bloodworth, BGS’s Director of Science for Minerals and Waste.

If you would like to attend, please contact Christina Edwards

If you are interested, more BGS mineral statistics data and commodites information is available here:

30th Apr 2014

QICS roundel

Possible leakage is one of the issues stalling the development of Carbon Capture and Storage. Over the past four years, the QICS project has investigated the nature of leakage from a CO2 storage site it has quantified the potential environmental impact, tested methods of monitoring and designed improved predictive models.

This seminar will present the results of this research and is particularly aimed at stakeholders including industry, regulators, policy makers and environmental interest groups. Attending the seminar will give you an opportunity to discuss the scale and nature of possible impacts with experts involved in the project and to gain an insight into recommended methods for monitoring storage sites.

09:00 8th – 17:00 28th May 2014

Near Surface Geophysics Group (NSGG)

The GeolSoc’s Near Surface Geophysics Group (NSGG) will hold their Student Geophysics Symposium 2014 on Tuesday 13 May 2014 at BGS Keyworth. The event will provide a forum for all students currently working in the areas of near-surface, environmental and applied geophysics to meet and network with each other.

Students present research-in-progress papers (15+5 min talks) about their projects, and answer questions from their peers. Postgraduate (PhD or Masters) projects as well as undergraduate projects (e.g. field courses) will be considered. Poster presentations can be arranged, provided there is sufficient interest.

The programme will include a keynote talk by Dr Adam Booth, Imperial College London: “Geophysics in the freezer: Seismic properties of glacier ice”.

Attendance will be free to student contributors, admission for all other delegates will be £25. A free lunch will be provided for all pre-registered attendees.

NSGG warmly invites contributions from all interested students in the UK and beyond. A Best Paper prize will be available. Everyone else wishing to get an insight into current research in near-surface geophysics is most welcome to attend.

Please send short abstracts (300 words max.) to the convenors by Friday 28 March 2014 at the latest (email:

More details are on the NSGG website

13th May 2014

High performance network

Come and visit us at the BGS stand at the Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibition 2014.

CITE 2014 will provide the UK s transport, construction, utilities and communications infrastructure sector with a platform to meet, discuss, learn about and progress the critical areas which have been highlighted by the Government as a key area of growth for the UK economy and vital to enable the country to compete effectively in the modern world.

CITE will be co-located with Infrarail – a successful Rail Infrastructure exhibition that has been established for over twenty years.

More information

20th – 22nd May 2014


GEO Business, is a new geospatial event for everyone involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivering of geospatial information. It will incorporate an international trade exhibition, conference, and a programme of live workshops and demonstrations featuring the technology and services used by those working with spatial data. GEO Business is organised in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Survey Association (TSA) and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), this new launch is the result of an extensive consultation process with industry which has highlighted the need for a joint cooperative event that involves all the major players representing the geospatial community comparisons. BGS will have a stand and run a live workshop session on GeoVisionary: 3D visualisation of large and complex datasets, including voxels, point cloud data and time series.

more information

28th – 29th May 2014

18th Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) conference

The Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) Conference is the principal event for sharing knowledge, scientific research and good practice in the field of applied geology within the UK minerals industry. It brings together extractive industry, academia, consultancy and other interest groups.

The next conference will be held from 11th to 14th June 2014 at the University of St. Andrews (Fife, Scotland) and will include 2–days of presentations plus pre- and post-conference field trips. This will be a joint conference with the Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals.

The first call for papers is now out with abstracts due by the end of November 2014 – for further information see the EIG Newsletter.

For conference updates visit the EIG conference website: or follow EIGConference on FaceBook, @EIGConference on Twitter and Extractive Industry Geology conference on LinkedIn.

For further information please contact the EIG conference chairman Clive Mitchell.

11th – 14th Jun 2014


BGS will have a stand at this annual trade show and exhibition for the geotechnical industry to provide information on our data products and services for drillers and geotechnical consultants.

more information

09:00 2nd – 18:00 3rd Jul 2014


The BGS is pleased to be co-organiser and host of the 2nd INCISE Symposium. This symposium will combine traditional conference-style oral and poster presentations with a set of break-out working-group discussions, focusing on themes such as:

  • canyon processes in the space-time continuum
  • natural geological and physical disturbance processes and their impact on biological communities, compared to anthropogenic disturbance
  • submarine canyons as species refuges: what is the scientific evidence (biological & oceanographic)
  • policy development for submarine canyon conservation
  • coordinated sampling and monitoring

Visit the INCISE website to find out more about INCISE, and for key dates and news.

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29th Sep – 1st Oct 2014

The Geological Society of America logo

BGS will be demonstrating GeoVisionary: 3D software to analyse and interpret large datasets seamlessly (including voxels, point cloud data and time series). This software is the result of collaboration between BGS and Europe s leading virtual reality company, Virtalis Ltd. It is used by many geological surveys and some of the world s largest mining companies for exploration and near-mine geology projects, to help with virtual fieldwork, mining, engineering and environmental monitoring.

more information

19th – 22nd Oct 2014

The Nitrogen cycle and the Anthropocene

The meeting will be a one day event, to be held at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth, provisionally booked for Wednesday 29th October 2014.

Contact Prof Melanie Leng for more information or register an interest in attending.

29th Oct 2014