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National Waterfront Museum, Swansea: Coal Seams & Copper exhibition
A copper master in the 1830s, William Logan made detailed maps of local coal seams which were used for the first government Geological Survey map in Wales. This exhibition compares these maps with the latest geological map of Swansea from the British Geological Survey.
Open 10am - 5pm daily
Phone (01792) 638950
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The UK Groundwater Forum's 2011 conference is being held jointly with the Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society at Burlington House, London and is entitled Contaminated Ground, Contaminated Groundwater?
It will consider the on-going and future challenges for groundwater management, protection and remediation resulting from land contamination.
Talks will cover issues such as changes to the PartIIa process, new remediation technologies, emerging groundwater contaminants and developing urban groundwater for public supply.More about the UK Groundwater Forum 2011 conference
Cities, catchments and coasts:
applied geoscience for decision-making in London and the Thames Basin
A half-day conference followed by an afternoon workshop at the Institute of Physics, London on 13 May 2011.
This free seminar will tell you more about our wide-ranging research and regional focus on the Thames, how our work can benefit your environmental and engineering projects and how we can work together to achieve more.
Find out more about BGS activities in the region and discuss your ideas for collaboration.
A meeting sponsored by the BGS, hosted by the Geological Society of London, Burlington House, London, on 11 May 2011.
The concept of the Anthropocene represents one of the most democratic and bottom-up organising principles that Earth science has ever seen. The term is already embedded in the language of scientists, socio-economists, politicians, and the media. This meeting will bring together the range of disciplines and realms to discuss and debate the evidence for the Anthropocene.
The speakers include Nobel laureate, Professor Paul Crutzen (who first proposed the term) Andrew Revkin (author of the dot.earth blog, featured in the New York Times), Dennis Dimick (editor of the National Geographic) and many others.
Registration is FREE for students, £45 for Fellows of the Geological Society, £90 for non-Fellows, and £25 for retirees.More about The Anthropocene: An Epoch of Geological Time?
OpenGeoscience - why you may never need to buy another geological map.
With Dr David Bailey, Head of Outreach, British Geological Survey.
Meeting Room 1, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Shale Gas & Unconventional Gas Summit 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is an updated, insightful and high profile conference for government officials, global and local directors and senior executives, professionals, thought leaders and innovators from the unconventional gas sector to convene for business discussions, sharing experiences, exchanging ideas and establishing new relationships.
BGS Head of Energy, Prof Mike Stephenson, will give a talk on Shale Gas in Europe: What will make it go?. This half-day course has objectives to: To explore the range of public attitudes to subsurface usage including unconventional gas, gas storage and carbon capture and storage and to develop ways to engage the public, nationally and locally, in these issues.
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The origin of Continental Crust: old controversies, new ideas.
With Prof. Hugh Rollinson Room OL1 (access via atrium balcony), University of Derby, Kedleston Road Site.