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.