Events diary

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

Emily Tracey

Cross Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction will be receiving a presentation from BGS Building Stones Conservation Specialist Emily Tracey (and others) on the need for an in-depth housing condition survey to identify the true condition of Scotland’s traditional buildings (and others) and identify the most common faults.

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13:00 – 20:00 2nd Dec 2014

3D Visualisation Suite
Visit BGS's stand at GeoDATA London Showcase to learn more about our services, data products and apps. Wayne Shelley, GIS Application Developer at BGS, will speak on 'Visualising Geological Information with Maps, Apps and Augmented Reality'. This series of one-day seminars - which are free to attend - encompasses a range of current data and technology topics and application ideas. The presentations, case studies and examples of best practice will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge as well as network during the complementary exhibition.

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4th Dec 2014

Prospex logo

Visit the BGS stand (25) at PROSPEX. This year we are focussing on the 21st Century Roadmap: Palaeozoic of the UKCS. The 21st Century Roadmap is a pan-industry initiative to help regenerate exploration on the UKCS in response to the Sir Ian Wood Report. After a consultation exercise (funded by DECC, Oil & Gas UK and NERC) the Palaeozoic of the UKCS was selected as one of the first projects to be implemented. The initial focus will be the Carboniferous, particularly on the flanks of the Central North Sea in an area where there has been very little exploration adjacent to the prolific oil and gas province. BGS will build on its extensive experience of working on the onshore Carboniferous, particularly for the recent shale gas reports, and will develop a tectonostratigraphic model for the Carboniferous and a series of play fairway maps and 3D models primarily based on wells and seismic data. Funding for the project will be by DECC, the industry and BGS. The NERC Innovation programme and the Oil & Gas CDT provide avenues for additional support.

Contact Robert Gatliff at for more information.

10:00 10th – 17:00 11th Dec 2014

British Sedimentological Research Group AGM

Registration open

The British Geological Survey is delighted to be convening this year’s AGM. As in previous years, we anticipate a strong turn-out from research students and early-career researchers, together with our knowledgeable and diverse community of academic and industry experts.

The BSRG AGM is the most important event in the BSRG calendar and is the focus for much of BSRG's activities. BSRG 2014 will include core workshops at BGS’s National Geological Repository and two days of conference at the Nottingham Conference Centre. Please see follow this link for details.

20th – 22nd Dec 2014

QRA Discussion Meeting

QRA 2015 Annual Discussion Meeting: "The Quaternary Geology of the North Sea basin and adjacent areas" 5th to 8th January 2015. This meeting is bringing together earth scientists and archaeologists working in North Sea and adjacent onshore areas. The themed sessions will focus on new ideas regarding the Quaternary evolution of the North Sea basin on a variety of time scales, its glacial and interglacial successions, its archaeological record of human occupation, and the recent advances in the mapping of marine habitats and their conservation.

5th – 8th Jan 2015

Past Global Changes

This workshop constitutes the first meeting of the group members and other interested parties. It aims to identify both existing data and gaps in current research to create a meta-database. Priorities for analysis will be identified as will themes for subsequent meetings.

A detailed agenda for this meeting will follow in due course.

22nd – 24th Apr 2015

Lake District, ©

11th EURO-conference on Holistic rock physics: integrating theory, observation and applications in space and time.

University of Cumbria, Ambleside, Lake District, UK

Conference sessions will include fault healing/sealing, time-dependent deformation, hydration/dehydration in crustal rocks, induced seismicity, scaling relations, and fluid driven fracture mechanics. A field trip to outcrops of the Borrowdale Volcanic Group will be arranged during the conference week.

First circular

We expect to release a second circular and a conference website in January 2015. At that time we expect to provide further information, including participant fees and reduced rates for students.

6th – 10th Sep 2015