By popular demand, Rockwatch, the national club for young geologists, is back at BGS Keyworth near Nottingham.
This free event, packed with hands-on activities, runs from 10am to 4pm
BGS Fossil and Rock Roadshow at Arnold Hill Community College, Nottingham.
More details to follow.
BGS Fossil and Rock Roadshow at the KE7 Innovation Centre, Melton Mowbray.
More details to follow.
Museum scientists from the Palaeontology and Mineralogy departments will chat informally with students at their stands, bringing along their favourite specimens and activities to share. The Learning department will also be present, armed with fun Earth Science activities.
The aim is to enthuse students about Earth Science, and place their school studies in a real-world context. For example, the meteorites scientists can discuss their research with students, and the exploration geologists explain their work with mining industry.
Prof Mike Stephenson, Head of Energy (BGS) will give a lecture on Coal & climate change at the University of Nottingham on 23 Feb 2011.
Much of the coal that we're burning today in power stations was made in 'coal forests' of Europe and North America in the Carboniferous Period, and the CO2 released is altering our atmosphere dangerously quickly.
We can reduce the CO2 by encouraging living things to bury carbon and we can do it artificially by carbon capture and storage (CCS). Ironically Carboniferous forests were very good at sequestering carbon, probably in the process causing an ice age, but modern forests are not such efficient carbon 'sinks'.
In this talk Mike will compare and quantify some carbon burial rates (natural and artificial) and present the case for prevention of atmospheric change and adaptation following climate change.More about the Coal and climate change seminar at the University of Nottingham
The Geological Society are running a 'Careers in Earth Science' day at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on 23 Feb 2011
The BGS will have an exhibition stand and will be giving a talk at the event.
The day includes a series of presentations, chiefly by early career Earth scientists, from a range of industrial and academic sectors. There will also be a careers panel and exhibition
It is a chance to discuss opportunities, collect information and to meet other Earth scientists
Registration for this event is free, but you must pre-register you attendance with Georgina Worrall
For further information go to the Geological Society website
UK industry is ready to build industrial-scale CCS plants immediately.
By 2050 there will be a global market for CCS worth more than $5 trillion by 2050 (similar to the oil industry).
In the UK alone, the government has estimated that CCS could be worth up to £6.5bn per year by 2030, creating up to 100 000 jobs.
Meet the Buyer Opportunities:
UK Trade & Investment, in partnership with key stakeholders and partners, will host a multi-country inward mission of key decision-makers in the UK on 21– 25 February 2011. The inward mission will consist of up to 30 overseas CCS project developers of the first wave of demonstration projects to highlight their capabilities.
Opportunities to meet the buyer are below:
Monday 21 February — London (tbc)
Tuesday 22 February — British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham
Thursday 24 February — Scotland
These are free events open to all companies and delegates.
Places are limited and expected to fill up quickly, so, to register your interest or book a meeting, please contact:
Kate Bacon: email@example.com or 0115 947 5666
More about Meet the Buyer
FREE technical seminar Developing Unconventional Gas and Oil Resources organised by Golder Associates at the Royal Mint Court, London.
The aim of this seminar is to provide informative presentations given by recognised speakers from industry and from Golder Associates in Germany, USA and UK.
Professor Mike Stephenson, Head of Energy at BGS, is one of the guest speakers and will present a talk on Shale Gas in Europe and the UK: what will make it go.