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Interaction between these glaciers has left behind a complex and often thick sequence of highly permeable sediments which obscure much of the underlying Devonian sandstone bedrock between Elgin and Inverness.
Since 2007 the BGS has been developing 3D models to capture and visualise the complexity of both the superficial and bedrock geology. These models will enable planning authorities and regulators to address land-use issues associated with rapidly increasing urban development, particularly around Inverness.
Following a period of heavy rain, on 1 August 2012 a debris flow landslide occurred along the A83 Rest and Be Thankful pass (Argyll and Bute, Scotland).
It was reported that between 50 to 100 tonnes of material blocked the road that was subsequently closed in both directions resulting in a long diversion.
The BGS Landslide Response Team made a visit to the landslide on 2 August 2012 to record the failure.More about Rest and Be Thankful (A83) Landslide, 2012
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Tragically, 22-year-old Charlotte Blackman from Derbyshire was killed in the incident. The public have been advised to stay away from the cliffs.
It was reported that approximately 400 tons of rock fell in two rock-fall events approximately 20 minutes apart at around 12:30.More about the Burton Bradstock rock fall
iGeology 3D is a free smartphone app that 'paints' a geological map on the ground around you.
Look at the landscape through your phone's camera and see the geological map painted on the ground - augmented reality geology!
More about iGeology 3D
The BGS has a conference suite and well-equipped meeting rooms at its Keyworth office near Nottingham. Rooms can be hired by the day or half-day.
Our meeting rooms accommodate between 12 and 50 people, while the De la Beche Conference Suite seats up to 150. We offer competitive rates, in-house buffet catering and free car parking making BGS Keyworth an ideal venue for hosting meetings, training days and conferences.
If you would like to arrange a viewing or would like to enquire about availability, please contact our events manager on 0115 936 3112 or BGS Event Booking.
The quantitative maps of groundwater productivity, storage, and depth to groundwater can be downloaded below. Each map is available as a high resolution pdf file.
The quantitative maps are the first produced for Africa and are underpinned by dedicated case studies and systematic data/literature reviews. They are designed to show information at the continental, or regional scale (nominally at 1:20M).
Detailed description of the methodology, and a full list of data sources, used to develop the groundwater storage and productivity maps can be found in the peer-reviewed paper (Quantitative maps of groundwater resources in Africa) on the maps and supplementary material, published in Environmental Research Letters.More about Groundwater resilience to climate change in Africa or download digital groundwater maps of Africa
Scotland's Geodiversity Charter was launched in Edinburgh on 6 June 2012. The Charter is the work of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with support from the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, the British Geological Survey (BGS) and GeoConservationUK