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Recent updates to the BGS websites.


Glacier in Iceland
BGS scientists have revealed that glaciers may abandon their snouts, as they readjust to new climate conditions.


13 October 2014

Tsunami sediment
Tsunamis from submarine landslides have struck our shores in the distant past, so BGS is participating in the NERC Arctic landslides project, which aims to better understand the hazard from these events.


6 October 2014

Fluid rock reactions
BGS has a large science facility with many different laboratories covering a wide range of topics. One of the areas being carbon capture and storage (CCS), that the fluid process research laboratories (FPRL) work on.


3 October 2014

Offshore surveying
BGS scientists and engineers joined a team of university researchers on a mission to recover sediment from the continental shelf in the Celtic, Irish and Malin Seas as part of the BRITICE-CHRONO project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.


30 September 2014

Vatnajökull ice cap viewed from the south.

The Bárðarbunga volcanic system, in central-eastern Iceland, comprises a central volcano rising to 2009 m a.s.l. and a fissure system. It is in the Eastern Volcanic Zone and is partly covered by the Vatnajökull ice cap.

At around midnight on 28th August, a small fissure eruption started in Holuhraun, north of Dyngjujökull.

For updates on the current unrest visit the IMO website.



29 August 2014

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GeoSocial is a tool currently being developed for displaying geoscience-related posts from social media sites such as Twitter. Social media provides a different channel for gathering potentially useful scientific information from the public.


27 August 2014

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New doi for the National Bedrock Fence Diagram of Great Britain - GB3D_v2014


6 August 2014

Geology of Northern Ireland
Downloadable accounts of the regional geology of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


6 August 2014

BGS and local staff drilling a borehole in Kenya
Updated form for "Notification of intent to construct new wells and boreholes and the subsequent provision of information"


4 August 2014