The BGS will be Booth 951, demonstrating our work in 3D geology.
GeoVisionary advanced visualisation is the result of collaboration between the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Virtalis Ltd. It combines a powerful data engine with a virtual geological toolkit. 3D images are displayed that enable geoscientists to visualise, analyse, interpret and share large datasets seamlessly in an immersive, real-time environment on the largest scale.
A dynamic link between ESRI ArcGIS and GeoVisionary enables fast & accurate digitising in the 3D window to enhance output and superior interpretation.
Load multiple, national sized ‘streaming’ layers, draped over your high detail DEM and blend between them to fully understand their relationship. Load point cloud data, CAD models, bore-holes, geological cross sections, seismic, Volumetrics & 4D, time based datasets to see the big picture!
Come and see for yourself in immersive 3D stereo on our booth.
Regional and national events will be running throughout the week, culminating in a great geology walks day on Saturday 12th – we hope as many people as possible will join us and post pictures of their adventures, by tweeting @geolsoc using the hashtag #greatgeowalk or email ESWUK@geolsoc.org.uk
Coal is a solid reminder of the CO2 of an ancient atmosphere, captured by ancient plants and cooling an ancient climate. But coal and other fossil fuels have been used by mankind for thousands of years. When they’re burnt they return the carbon that was naturally captured back into the atmosphere warming the planet.
Mike Stephenson’s new book ‘Returning Carbon To Nature: Coal, Carbon Capture and Storage’ follows the story of coal from its formation to its burning in power stations, as well as explaining a bright idea to reduce carbon emissions called carbon capture and storage.
In this talk he’ll give some amazing facts about ancient forests and ancient ice ages and explain our strange love for coal.
He’ll also show who’s really responsible for the CO2 in the atmosphere today – and what we might do about it.
If you would like to attend this talk, please register.
The Open Day is always packed with earth science demonstrations, talks, experiments and displays of our work at home and abroad, with lots of hands-on activities for even the youngest hands.
Contact Ted Harris for further information about future open days.
The NERC Security of Supply of Minerals programme is focussing on elements that are important for applications associated with environmental and energy technologies (E-tech elements). Many of these are also important for other high-tech applications. It will support scientific research that will provide a better understanding of the natural occurrence of these elements and to use this knowledge to support the development of processes that can reduce the environmental impact of the extraction and refining processes.
It is a two stage funding programme. Thirteen proposals have been awarded seed funding to develop full proposals for research projects of up to £3 million. One stipulation is that all projects must engage with business partners across the supply chain so that outputs from the research is readily available and can be used to make an immediate impact.
The purpose of the meeting is to get all the successful Principal Investigators together to present their catalyst grant proposals in order to facilitate partnerships for the research grant stage and to remind everyone that their grants are part of a strategic programme.
There will be opportunities during the day for networking and for any questions have regarding the Programme. In addition it is hoped that key stakeholders including the end user community will attend.
Contact: Ellie Evans email SoSMinerals@nerc.ac.uk
The BGS London Office /Shop inside the Natural History Museum will be closing for essential office building work and refurbishment.
The office will be closed between Monday 16 September and Monday 7 October inclusive.
During this time there will be no access to sales, library or enquiry materials.
London Office Staff will be contactable via telephone on 020 7589 4090 or email email@example.com
All general enquiries are also being diverted to HQ Enquiries service 0115 936 3143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Practical actions for the next five years.
This one-day event will bring together CCS experts from across Europe to debate and define clear actions for developing the North Sea s CO2 storage potential. Join us and be part of the solution.
Invited speakers include Chris Davies MEP, Graeme Sweeney (ZEP), Niels Peter Christensen (Gassnova) and Eric Redman (Summit Power).
Full programme details will be available soon.
Registration opens on 15 July, for further details email: email@example.com
Join the British Geological Survey, and fellow landslide experts, to find out why and how their work contributes to improving the understanding of where and why landslides happen.
This event is part of the British Science Festival, Newcastle, which runs from 7 to 12 September 2013.
The path sweeps from the main front car park to Reception, past five feature boulders representing the geology of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as the three main rock types: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.
BGS holds large quantities of ground information that could improve knowledge and efficiency and reduce costs for the house-building industry. At this workshop you will learn about BGS maps and help us determine how we can better support the house-building industry. You will learn about the national-scale data we hold on ground instability hazards, flooding hazards, mineral resources, soil properties, engineering properties such as strength, density, iron corrosion and even the type of tools required for excavating the ground.
If you’re involved in land purchasing, site evaluation, ground investigation, planning, building/foundation design or landscaping for example, or have a professional interest in ground conditions please attend this workshop we want to hear your views!
Register at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BGSworkshop
For more information, please contact Rachel Dearden