We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Jamieson-Ball MCIPR has been appointed to the newly created role of director of communications and external affairs. As part of the executive team, Jennifer will develop the new communications, public relations and government engagement strategies for the BGS. Jennifer will be joining us on 9 July 2018.
Jennifer has led integrated communication teams in a number of organisations. She is currently head of global corporate communications at Heriot-Watt University, and has held senior roles at the Scottish Ambulance Service, BAA Scotland and the Royal Mail.
Jennifer is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
'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.
This year the theme is 'Growing Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage for a sustainable future' with sessions covering international perspectives on meeting the Paris Agreement emission reduction targets, accelerating CCS towards large scale deployment, growing sectors and emerging opportunities and international knowledge sharing on CO2 storage.
For more information and to register please go to http://conference2018.co2geonet.com
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.
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
BGS are collaborating with Heriot-Watt in this event that runs from 10:00 to 16:00. Get hands-on with cutting edge research. Drive your own underwater robot, take a virtual reality tour as microbes clean up oil spills, and explore how our scientists work. You can take part in a series of scientific challenges, winning prizes as you go.