Being resilient to environmental hazards

The Aurora borealis from Svinafell looking west, Iceland

Population increase and climate change will also affect the impact of environmental hazards on lives and livelihoods. BGS will take advantage of new technologies to improve satellite measurement and real-time monitoring of hazards including earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, landslides, floods and subsidence. This data will allow us to assess, model and forecast hazards. If we can respond to events better and help to mitigate their effects, we will go a long way to improving our resilience to natural hazards.

Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat Earth hazards

Volcano monitoring, UK seismic network, magnetic observation, landslides...

Aerial photograph Engineering geology

Urban geoscience, shallow geohazards, geotechnics geophysics...

Environmental Modelling Environmental modelling

3D geological model parameterisation; numerical process modelling techniques, coupled process modelling; uncertainty analysis; geostatistics and model and data integration...

Flooding Groundwater

Groundwater resources, quality, modelling, flooding, drought, aquifer monitoring...