Events diary

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


RFG 2018 Conference

The Resources for Future Generations (RFG) conference to be held in June 2018 in Vancouver, Canada has confirmed our technical session RS26: Three-Dimensional Geological Modelling for Sustainable Resource Development.

Three-dimensional geological models are increasingly used as tools to facilitate the communication of complex subsurface geological relationships, identify resources and support science-based decision making. The session welcomes resource-focussed contributions on 3D modelling methodology, standards, and local, regional and national case studies from explorers, industry, regulators, geological surveys and other institutions.

The session is organized by a global team of scientists, if you have any questions please get in touch with us, our contact details are below.

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16th – 21st Jun 2018

UK Geoenergy Observatories
10-4, Royal Society, London

The meeting will give information about the UK Geoenergy Observatories sites, facilities and science vision, including practicalities concerning delivery of UKGEOS research. It will also explain how scientists and early career researchers can get involved.

To register go to https://nerc.ukri.org/funding/available/capital/ukgeos/community-event/



10:00 26th Jun 2018

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Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia.

Organised by: Professor Maseke (Chair) and Dr Moola Mutondo – Copperbelt University, Dr Godfrey Sakala – Zambia Agriculture Research Institute, Dr Michael Watts – British Geological Survey.

Themes include Urban & Industrial Development, Agriculture, Health and Technologies.

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2nd – 7th Jul 2018

The University of Nottingham

The first workshop on "Validation Approaches for Multiscale Porous Media Models" is to be held at the University of Nottingham, 16–18 July 2018.

The workshop provides a platform for theoreticians, modellers and experimentalists to discuss issues and explore solutions to problems commonly found in geological and industrial porous media applications. Particular emphasis will be devoted to the consistent calibration and validation with data and models in presence of scale disparities and complex physics.

Special sessions will be organised in the following topics: GeoEnergy Test Bed and other field sites in the UK, Nanofluids for Subsurface Applications, CTRW and Stochastic Upscaling, Robust Upscaling and Macroscale Parameter Estimation.

The list of confirmed invited speakers include: Marco Bianchi (BGS), Marco Dentz (CSIC), Florian Doster (Heriott-Watt), Giovanni Porta (Milano), Rajandrea Sethi (Torino), Richard Zabala (Ecopetrol).

The call for abstracts is now open.

More information about registration, programme and poster session.



16th – 23:59 18th Jul 2018

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The Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) conference is one of the longest running and keenly anticipated events in the UK minerals calendar. Organised by a passionate volunteer band of professionals representing all aspects of the industry, this is one conference that anyone connected to UK minerals should not miss!

The 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. This event is for geo-professionals associated with the extraction of industrial rocks and minerals, including those involved in geology, hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, restoration and after-use, reserves and resources and quarry design and planning.

The 2018 conference includes two days of presentations on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September at Durham University. It is preceded and followed by field excursions to local and regional extractive industry sites on Wednesday 12th and Saturday 15th September.

Convenor: Nick Horsley

Email: nick.horsley@mineralproducts.org

Website: www.eigconferences.com



12th – 14th Sep 2018

GSA 2018
Field Trip submission deadline 1 December 2017.
Sessions and Short Courses deadline 1 February 2018.
Abstract Deadline 14 August 2018.
Meeting Dates 4-7 November 2018 Indianapolis, Indiana.


4th – 7th Nov 2018

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'Role of geological science in the decarbonisation of power production, heat, transport and industry'.
In the UK and elsewhere, decarbonisation of power production, industry, transport and heating to meet climate change targets is a major challenge, and one that intrinsically involves the subsurface and geoscience.

This major conference will examine the role that geoscience will play including in energy storage, batteries, carbon abatement and heat production.

The conference will host national experts from industry, academia, and government to look at the geological and reservoir engineering aspects of the problem. The main objective will be to identify the high level barriers to progress and the main science questions – and begin a roadmap to solve the problems.



21st – 23rd Jan 2019