This free one-day meeting showcases technologies developed by the British Geological Survey (BGS) that we use in our survey, sampling, monitoring, testing and geological mapping work.
The purpose of this event is to introduce these technologies to a wider community, for commercial exploitation, and to facilitate partnerships.
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BGS are hosting the free event 'Metals, mines and mobiles: The life cycle of metals in the natural and human environment' at the British Science Festival at the University of Bradford 1-4pm Monday 12th September 2011. This event will examine the life cycle of 'technology metals', such as neodymium and tantalum, that are used in high tech industries making smart phones, laptops and solar cells. Our experts will take you through their origins in the Earth, their extraction, use, re-use and substitution by man, to their ultimate fate in the natural environment.
The experts taking part in the event are: Andrew Bloodworth (Head of Minerals & Waste, British Geological Survey, BGS), Professor Frances Wall (Head of Camborne School of Mines, CSM), Dr Alan McLelland (Director, National Metals Technology Centre, NAMTEC) and Dr Paul Mitchell (Director, Green Horizons Environmental Consultants Ltd).
This event is free to ticket holders - BOOK HERE
For further information please contact: Clive Mitchell
BGS Keyworth, Meeting Room 1, 7pm with refreshments from 6.30pm.
Bringing together scientists studying the different components of Polar Earth science to exchange information and perspectives.
As we come to terms with climate change, understanding the landscape and environmental response of the Polar regions, in particular the great Antarctic ice sheets, becomes ever more important.
The study of geological archives, ice cores, and modern systems offers an unrivalled opportunity to reconstruct and understand the Earth's climatic variability something which impacts on all countries and peoples of the world.
This 500-delegate Symposium is a joint effort between the BGS, the BAS and the University of Edinburgh and has taken over two years to co-ordinate.
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Discover a unique land of unusual, ancient rocks, rare minerals and a diverse and distinctive landscape. Its all here! Take a fresh look at Charnwood Forest in this exhibition by the British Geological Survey and Natural England.
From Saturday 2 July to Sunday 28 August.
Conference Theme: Energy
Much of the coal we are burning today in power stations was made in the 'coal forests' of Europe and North America in the Carboniferous Period, and the CO2 released is altering our atmosphere dangerously quickly. The idea of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is to re-bury the CO2 that's been released. In countries which rely heavily on coal to generate electricity CCS could be a vital technology which allows them to continue to grow but also to cut their CO2 emissions. The British Government predicts that CCS could be an industry the size of present day North Sea oil, and be worth £2-4 billion per year by 2030, sustaining 50 000 jobs.
BGS Head of Energy, Prof. Mike Stephenson, will follow the CCS process from 'source to sink' looking at the best places and best rocks to store CO2 . He will also show that the process is part of a cycle: ironically Carboniferous coal forests themselves were very good at sequestering carbon (coal), though modern forests are not such efficient carbon sinks'. Finally, ending by comparing and quantifying some carbon burial rates (natural and artificial) and look at the the rates we need to achieve to keep the planet habitable.
Brownfield Briefing: Cost-Effective Site Investigation conference
Collecting accurate & timely data and employing best-practice techniques for cost-effective site investigation
Day 2 - Thursday 16 June 2011 includes:
Environment & Engineering 3D Ground Models for Site Assessment:
Dr Helen J. Reeves, Head of Science Land Use, Planning & Development, British Geological Survey
Follow the link for the full Brownfield Briefing Cost-Effective Site Investigation Programme
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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.
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