Lectures, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and workshops presented by BGS, or hosted at a BGS site. For past events view events as calendar
The Oxford Colloquium is organised by the Oxford Geology Group (OGG) in partnership with the Geologists’ Association (GA) The University of Oxford Earth Science Department and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH). The Oxford Colloquium follows a simple, tried and tested recipe of six presentations given in one day in the OUMNH lecture theatre. Distinguished speakers give illustrated lectures on topics drawn from across the Earth sciences.
John Ludden's talk: 'The Neoporoterozoic: planet in flux & a frontier for research and resources'.
The other speakers: Prof David Bridgland (Durham), Prof Jenny Clack (Cambridge), Prof Gideon Henderson (Oxford), Prof Chris MacLeod (Cardiff), Prof Iain Stewart (Plymouth).
It is essential to buy a ticket in advance. Coffee served from 09.30. Lectures begin at 10.00 and end at 17.00.
Life, death and resurrection in the late Palaeozoic
Professor Jennifer A Clack, Professor and Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge
Monday 17th March 2014 at 6pm
Lecture Theatre 1 Bennett Building
Professor Clack will talk about the origin of tetrapods with limbs and digits which is now fairly well represented by fossils from the Late Devonian of 360 mya. Of the three taxa for which articulated skeletal material exists, all have multi-digited limbs and show a range of primitive and fish-like characters. At the end of the Devonian, a mass extinction wiped out many vertebrate groups, resulting in a faunal turnover. The following 15-20 million years however are represented by very few fossils. When abundant tetrapod fossils are next found, in the late Early Carboniferous, they were modern in aspect, had pentadactyl limbs, and filled a wide range of ecological niches. The period immediately following the end of the Devonian is now beginning to be understood, as a result of new finds in newly recognised localities in southern Scotland and northern England. These will help us piece together the causes and consequences of the mass extinction, how terrestrial life was re-established, and how essentially modern ecosystems were built.
Admission is free, but by ticket only. If you would like to attend, please contact Gail Andrews in Room G88 Bennett Building.
The talk is preceded by refreshments in the Geology Department from 5.30pm.
Call for Presentations Closing: Join Professor Iain Stewart on 18 March in Glasgow
The open call for presentations for the first major AGI event of the 2014, Geo: The Big 5 Future Cities, closes on midnight Thursday 13 February. The event will be multi-stream. One stream will be focussed on Future Cities, with an additional stream of presentations showcasing a range of best-practice case studies from around Scotland.
Please consider submitting your work for the event – the committee would love to hear from you.
We are delighted to welcome Professor Stewart as a plenary speaker. We will be announcing further programme details, including information about hands-on workshops shortly – make sure you have booked your place!
Please fill in the form to register for this event.
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.
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.
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.
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 further information please contact the EIG conference chairman Clive Mitchell.
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.
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.