GSNI celebrates 70th anniversary

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Over 100 delegates from across the UK and Ireland attended the symposium, including Prof John Ludden CBE, Executive Director of BGS, and Sir Keith O’Nions, in his first public event as the recently appointed Chairperson of the newly established BGS Board.

GSNI at 70
L–R: Marie Cowan, Director of the GSNI, John Ludden CBE, Executive Director of the BGS, Sir Keith O’Nions, Chair of the BGS Board, Andrew McCormick, Permanent Secretary of the DfE, Koen Verbruggen, Director of the Geological Survey Ireland.

Delegates heard how GSNI provide baseline information for sustainable economies and societies; the importance of research and innovation in the geohazard management; how geoscience enhances tourism and supports education, and Northern Ireland’s history of mineral exploration and its importance to the economy. Other topics for discussion included the role that local geology has to play in the delivery of clean energy.

This video has been produced to celebrate the GSNI's 70th anniversary, outlining the role of the GSNI and the benefits it has for every citizen of Northern Ireland.

The GSNI also produced a special 70th anniversary publication for the event highlighting its achievements. You can view both the special publication and the abstract volume at the GSNI website and for a compilation of videos that showcase the work of the GSNI then please see the playlist on the BGS's YouTube Channel.



14 December 2017