This conference, organised by the Mining Institute of Scotland and the Central Scotland Regional Group of the Geological Society, considers the challenges facing the extractive industries in developing these resources within the regulatory and environmentally sustainable frameworks, and explores opportunities for the minerals sector through new technologies , demands and commodities. 13 years on from the last MIS conference on Scottish Minerals, this conference will also provide an opportunity to reflect on developments in Scottish Minerals since the turn of the century.
The one-day conference will be held at the British Geological Survey, Murchison House, Edinburgh. Speakers from the BGS include: Dr Jonathan Busby (Team Leader for Renewables & Energy Security), Dr Richard Shaw (Team Leader for Radioactive Waste), Gus Gunn (Team Leader for Sustainable Minerals), Dr Kathryn Goodenough (Geologist) and Abigail Walters (Minerals Resources Geologist).
Holger Kessler and Ben Wood will be presenting a Hands-on GSI3D Workshop - Geological Surveying and investigation in 3D.
Content of the workshop
Participation in the workshop is free but registration is required.
Holger Kessler and Ben Wood and will be presenting 'The state of 3D Geological Modelling' at this event.
BGS geologist Ed Hough is presenting a lecture at this event entitled 'Shale Gas Perspectives'.
Location: University of Nottingham
BGS geologist Ed Hough is presenting a lecture at this event entitled 'Shale Gas Perspectives' .
A day of geological family fun! Stalls and displays. Four Lectures.
Visit Rockwatch in the Discovery Room to race trilobites, make a Jurassic diorama, sift sand for sharks teeth, make your own fossils and much more.
Bring your mystery rocks and fossils to be identified.
FREE EVENT. No need to book - just come along. Suitable for all ages, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.
BGS maps and guides on sale.
For more information see Geologists Association Festival of Geology
Prof Jeff Chapman, CEO of the Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA), Honorary Associate Professor of Nottingham University and one of the world s leading spokespersons on CCS, will speak about this vital climate change mitigation tool.
To RSVP, please contact: Helen Giberson
Following last year's successful OS OpenData seminars, Ordnance Survey is hosting a second series of FREE half-day seminars in central London.
BGS will be demonstrating some of our 3D data during two half-day seminars on the value of OS OpenData in Financial Services
The seminar will cover:
More information and to register for OS OpenData seminars
The main focus of this conference is to examine the existing, current and proposed shale gas extraction, with a focus on the associated environmental impacts, allowing an insight from the commercial and environmental leaders.
This will then be complemented by examining the risks associated with extraction, environmental benefits and challenges, public opposition and support, responsible development and product management, achieving environmental compliance and the future of environmental legislation, and commercial challenges and opportunities.
Professor Mike Stephenson, BGS Head of Science (Energy) is speaking and leading a half day workshop on:
Public engagement in the development of subsurface energy usage: shale gas, underground coal gasification, gas storage, geothermal, and carbon capture and storage
The United Arab Emirates is one of the world's most rapidly urbanising countries and host to many major civil engineering projects including the world's tallest building, artificial offshore islands, new international airports and high speed rail networks. To underpin this development, the UAE Government has commissioned the British Geological Survey to undertake geological mapping and strategic mineral resources surveys across the country.
Dr Andy Farrant and Helen Burke from BGS will be speaking at this lecture.
Yesterday's fuel of choice, or the bridge to a sustainable energy future? This polarised view of natural gas' role in the UK's forward energy mix continues to be debated across government and industry.
Gas 2011 offers a programme of presentations by speakers from across the industry supply chain, from shale gas exploration to the latest innovations in heating appliances.
The programme includes Professor Mike Stephenson, Head of Energy Science at BGS, who will speak on Unconventional Gas - UK Potential.
The programme also includes speakers from the following organisations:
More about Gas 2011
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Topical Session Proposal deadline: 11 January 2011
Registration deadline: Standard, 1 June - 6 September 2011
Abstract deadline: 26 July 2011
Special Technical Sessions | Crossing the Digital Divide: Availability of Geoscience Knowledge for Resolving Environmental and Societal Challenges.
BGS Team Leader, Holger Kessler, is featured in this special session that addresses the entire digital geoscience data collection, management, and dissemination process, including: making and maintaining digital data resources, digital tools for 3D/4D geological modelling, associated process modeling, visualisation, and options for collaborative web-enabled outreach.
Experiences with process modeling for hydrogeologic investigations have led the USGS, the British Geological Survey, and the Illinois Geological Survey, to adopt an integrated holistic Earth modelling approach, supported by digital data management, visualisation, and dissemination tools, and to focus on development of linked-process models across a range of earth and social science processes.
With Professor Jane Evans, Head of Science-based Archaeology, NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory.
BGS will be helping Prospect to deliver the Environmental Science national competition at the WorldSkills 2011 event, ExCeL London, from 5-8 October 2011.
More about WorldSkills London 2011
A Nuffield Bursaries celebration will be hosted at BGS, Keyworth on 4 October; a presentation evening for both the host organisations and the students' parents.
First year A-level students who have undertaken Nuffield bursaries throughout the East Midlands will be showcasing their science placements in the form of posters and reports; the students will be available to discuss their projects.
Many students will be judged for CREST awards during this event and may go on to the National Finals.
Venue: British Geological Survey, Meeting Room (follow signs from reception)
Speaker: Peter Turner, Cuadrilla Resources Limited
Convener: Dave Boon
The Open Day in 2011 will be held on Saturday 24 September. Further details will be confirmed soon or contact Ted Harris for the latest information.
We would encourage any groups to come in between 10:00 - 12:00.