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Breaking Ground on the new Scottish Headquarters of the British Geological Survey

Architect's impression of the new Lyell CentreOn the 21st January 2015 a ground breaking ceremony heralded the start of the £20m Lyell Centre at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus. The Centre will be the Scottish headquarters for the British Geological Survey (BGS) as well as a major joint BGS/Heriot-Watt University research centre for geological, petroleum and marine sciences.


Chancellor announces £31m for subsurface research

Monitoring and testing future energy in the UKChancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne last week announced that the Government will allocate £31 million of funding to create world-class subsurface research test centres through the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

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