Events diary

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


Find out about The UK Geoenergy Observatories
Come to our community engagement event to find out more about an exciting energy research investment in Clyde Gateway.

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5th Sep 2017

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI)
Explore the many kilometres of rock core and chippings that we hold in our core store and see how these can be used to unravel the geological history of Northern Ireland’s subsurface.
Location details and map


9th Sep 2017

Tellus SW

The Tellus South West project gathered a large amount of scientific data that we want to benefit the local economy and businesses as well as the environment in the south west of England. In order to maximise the impact of the data collected, we are holding a "hackathon" called TellusHow2Hack, in collaboration with CSM, to support start-ups and SMEs develop new commercial applications with our data.

TellusHow2Hack will support the south-west region's entrepreneurs, start-ups and local businesses to experiment with our geo-environmental data from the project. We want to help start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises identify new business opportunities that will help grow the economy in the south-west of England; it could be for sustainable use of natural resources, mapping heritage and environmental assets or maybe assisting with improving the quality of water and soil.

Interested? Sign up here!



18th – 19th Sep 2017

contaminates expo
Discover the 6 shows that make up the Contamination Expo Series
BGS will be exhibiting at The Geotechnical Expo, the UK's leading event for professionals working in geotechnical engineering to find the latest knowledge, solutions, and innovative designs in geotechnical engineering works.
Registration and delegate tickets free
Location map


27th – 28th Sep 2017

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI)
We're attempting to make a world record and create our own earthquake at the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium with the help of thousands of school children from all across Northern Ireland.
Location details


12th Oct 2017

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI)
In association with the Geological Society, we are hosting the annual geoconservation gathering at the Ulster Museum to celebrate the many good examples of conservation of Earth science in Northern Ireland.
Ulster museum location details


20th Oct 2017

GSA 2017
Abstract deadline — 1 August 2017
Early registration deadline — 18 August 2017
Meeting dates — 22–25 October 2017 in Seattle, Washington.


22nd – 25th Oct 2017

Enhancing regional water security in semi-arid regions through improved metropolitan design.

We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and Mexico to apply to attend this workshop. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

Location: Casa de la Ciudad, Oaxaca, Mexico.

More information and application form

Application deadline: 18 August 2017.



14th – 17th Nov 2017

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI)
Sharing 70 years of public service, we aim to showcase the highlights of GSNI from throughout our seven decades. Starting with the surveying of the coalfields at Ballycastle and including the award-winning Tellus and Tellus Border projects we'll provide an opportunity to share in our successes and reflect on the achievements.
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30th Nov 2017