Wed, 24 August 2011
Challenges to Scotland's mining industries and mineral resources are to be discussed at the first conference of its kind in 13 years. The one-day event will be held in Edinburgh in November. Organised by the Mining Institute of Scotland and Central Scotland group of the Geological Society, the conference will be held at British Geological Survey's Murchison House.
Sun, 14 August 2011
A collaboration of organisations, headed by Marine Scotland, is taking forward a series of marine surveys to gather information on the biodiversity of Scotland's seas... The surveys are being undertaken by Marine Scotland in collaboration with Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Northern Lighthouse Board, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the British Geological Survey (NERC) and science institutions.
Fri, 12 August 2011
This one-day meeting showcases technologies developed by the British Geological Survey (BGS) to enable their work in surveying, analysing and mapping geological systems. These are technologies that have further applications outside the BGS and the purpose of this event is to introduce them to a wider community for commercial exploitation and to facilitate partnerships.
Fri, 12 August 2011
...Global energy consumption is fast switching in favour of gas. In an interview with fortune magazine, Shell Oil Company president Marvin Odum stated that by 2012 his company would be producing more gas than oil. Speaking at the 'Prospects for shale gas' forum in Berlin in mid-January, Mike Stephenson, Head of Science (energy) at the British Geological Survey, noted India has already begun to build a new generation of huge gas-fired power stations...
Thu, 11 August 2011
Experts and amateurs alike believe a sonic boom - triggered by a meteorite or aircraft - caused strange tremors to shake homes and spook pets...Glen Ford, a seismologist with the British Geological Survey, said: 'From the descriptions and the lack of seismic information ,it sounds like it could have been a sonic boom.'
Wed, 10 August 2011
Long before the Lone Star State gained independence from Mexico, it separated from another neighbour: Antarctica. Geologists say that Texas was joined to East Antarctica in Earth's distant past, before a billion years of continental drift sent them in different directions. ... ''The existence of a supercontinent 1 billion years ago named Rodinia has been known for many years,'' says Nick Roberts of the British Geological Survey, who was not involved in the study.
Mon, 8 August 2011
Marine scientists are to create 3D images of the seabed off the north of Scotland to help identify habitats that need conservation. ...The work, which is funded by Marine Scotland, is being carried out by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the British Geological Survey and the Northern Lighthouse Board as part of the Scottish marine protected area project.
Fri, 5 August 2011
Torridon & Fisherfield is the twelfth map in the award-winning British Mountain Map series, and covers such magnificent summits as An Teallach, Beinn Eighe and Liathach. ...The reverse side of each map contains mountain incident and first aid advice, navigation tips, useful visitor information, and geological information provided by the British Geological Survey. The reverse of the Torridon map also includes 1:15,000 scale summit maps of Beinn Alligin, An Teallach, Beinn Eighe and Liathach
Thu, 4 August 2011
A new map shows the Stewartry has the region's highest levels of a potentially deadly natural gas that can cause lung cancer. Improved digital techniques have helped the Health Protection Agency and British Geological Survey reveal the extent of radon hotspots. The radioactive gas seeps up from the ground and is the second largest cause of lung cancer in the UK.