Look About: a 2012 Cultural Olympiad temporary exhibition, by artist/geologist Jon Adams, at the BGS London Information Office at the Natural History Museum.
Look About is a two year creative research initiative involving deaf and disabled artists within the South East region and aspiring to spark a cultural shift in attitude towards disability in the arts.
The study of geology is derived from truths written in stone - evidence contained within the rock layers themselves, collated and analysed as a stratigraphy or story that forms the Earth's autobiography and which can be connected by time and mapped in space.
This artistic and creatively driven, multi-layered project weaves together science and art, digital and analogue, observation and autobiographical experiences of dyslexia and Asperger's syndrome by utilising, in part, a geological metaphor.
The Crossrail project is summarised and compared with other tunnelling projects in London to give an indication of the scale of the building work involved and the timescales involved. The geological setting and stratigraphy along the route will be described before showing how the construction risks to are influenced by the geology, groundwater and man s activities.
All Welcome. Joint Meeting of East Midlands Regional Group and Engineering Group of the London GeolSoc. De La Beche, 7pm.
A one-day conference exploring the issues affecting site investigation. Brownfield Briefing Meeting: 'Accurately assessing risk to satisfy changing regulatory requirements and ensure cost-effective, justifiable site investigation'.
BGS geochemist, Mark Cave, will present an overview of the findings from the Defra Project SP1008 work in support of the Part 2A Contaminated Land Statutory Guidance Revision on 'Normal background concentrations of contaminants in English soils'. p>
We are hosting the UK Groundwater Forum’s annual conference ‘Drought - how resilient are we?’ and the NERC Water Security Workshop ‘Improving drought prediction, communication and impact assessment’.
After 18 months of below average rainfall the water resource situation in parts of the UK looks precarious with river flows and groundwater levels amongst the lowest on record. Parts of the UK are officially in drought and water companies are applying for drought orders and encouraging consumers to conserve water.
With climate change modelling suggesting that there may be an increase in the frequency and severity of droughts in the future is this a sign of things to come and a reminder of how vulnerable our water resources are? It is timely then that the NERC Water Security Knowledge Exchange Programme (WSKEP), led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, has identified drought resilience as a key priority subject.
The conference will be held on the 13 June with the NERC Water Security workshop following on the 14 June. Both events are free to attend but registration must be made in advance by 11 May 2012.
More about Shale Gas in the UK: what, where, why, how? on 31 May 2012 or download the presentation poster
A one-day conference exploring the common challenges with mines and minewater, regulatory requirements and innovative case studies. Richard Shaw, Principal Scientist at BGS will be Chair. Please click on the following links for more information:
The event enables students studying for a PhD and in receipt of support from BGS to showcase their science to a broad audience.
The British Geological Survey is a partner in GeoDATA 2012. We will attend the event in London (April 26) and Manchester (May 17), presenting 'Unlocking access to subsurface data mdash; a key factor in realising cost-effective urban regeneration'. Our stand will feature
There has been a quiet revolution in the precision with which geochronologists and biostratigraphers are able to date and correlate rock sequences. Recent advances in radiometric ITDMS U-PB dating of zircons and computer-based methods of quantitative biostratigraphy now make it possible to produce sub-100 k.y. resolution as far into deep time as the Palaeozoic. Orbital cyclicity has been demonstrated in the Cenozoic and Mesozoic and may be possible in the Palaeozoic, allowing age calibration using the 40-400Ky cycles. This conference will bring together chronostratigraphy specialists, biostratigraphers and applied geologists to explore new synergies to bring the 'new dating' into ever wider applied and practical uses.
Bruce Levell, Chief Scientist Geology, Shell
Felix Gradstein, Museum of Natural History, Blindern, Norway
Thijs Vandenbrouke, Université Lille 1 - Sciences et Technologies, France
Peter Sadler, University of California, Riverside
Andy Gale, University of Portsmouth
£150 for fellows of the Geological Society, £250 for non- fellows, and £50 for students.
Send your abstracts to Steve Whalley at The Geological Society: firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Geological Survey is a partner in GeoDATA 2012. We will attend the event in London (April 26) and Manchester (May 17), presenting 'Unlocking access to subsurface data — a key factor in realising cost-effective urban regeneration'. Our stand will feature
Best of Scottish Science at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
BGS science will be on display including work in Ethiopia; Fast & Furious. Witnessing the Birth of Africa's New Ocean.
12.00- 17.00 Sunday 1 April
10.00 - 17.00 Monday 2 April to Wednesday 4 April
This conference, taking place in March 2012 represents a significant opportunity to highlight BGS and NERC science. Our research relates to many of the topics covered by the 100+ sessions, ranging from climate change to science communication.
Rockwatch, the national club for young geologists, along with the National Space Centre, Russell Society and University of Leicester will be joining in the fun at our Keyworth office, near Nottingham. .
This event is part of National Science & Engineering Week which shines the spotlight each March on how science, technology, engineering and maths relate to our everyday lives and helps to inspire the next generation of scientists with fun and participative activities
Please register online.
Teams will be expected to analyse scientific information and data and to provide a report and presentation. There will also be practical challenges. The competition is organised by Prospect and is supported by industry partners: British Geological Survey, Semta, National Skills Academy for Power, TTC Trust Fund, Unionlearn, EAL, Green Collar Academy, Summit Skills and the National Nuclear Laboratory .
The finals of the Environmental Science competition will be held at World Skills UK, National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, 15-17 November 2012.
This event is now fully booked
More about other British Science Association National Science & Engineering Week events and competitions.
The UK needs to embrace technological innovations to meet future demand for safe, efficient operation of transport networks and infrastructure where engineered earthworks are threatened by climate change, ageing and increased operational stresses. Key challenges include reduction of lifetime costs of infrastructure using adaptive maintenance strategies underpinned by intelligent asset monitoring systems.
What role does proactive monitoring play in the adaptation of a truly resilient network? At this event the British Geological Survey (BGS), ITM-Soil Ltd. and Geotechnical Observations Ltd. will showcase latest and emerging technologies with the potential to provide near real-time information on asset condition to support development of future maintenance strategies. The chairman of the Geotechnical Asset Owners Forum (GAOF) will present their perspective on this issue and you will have the opportunity to discuss your needs and approaches to survey and monitoring.
This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas in an informal way, to understand the challenges facing infrastructure stakeholders and the opportunities presented by these latest innovations.
Register for this event.