The BGS marine team, made up of geoscientists, operation experts and skilled engineers, have been undertaking an integrated program of research since 1966 — see marine operations and engineering history.
Today their work takes them from the lochs and shores of the UK to the depths of the Arctic Ocean.
The study of marine environments, both locally and globally, enables us to better understand many of the big challenges facing our planet today, including climate change, coastal erosion and renewable energy.
It also allows us to maximise development of our marine resources including oil, gas, marine aggregates, aquaculture, fishing, plus helps conserve our rich biodiversity and marine archaeological inheritance.
Improving our understanding of the north-east Atlantic Margin.
Working with UK and overseas governments to provide geological and oil prospectivity advice.
Developing detailed seabed geology maps based on multibeam and sidescan data.
Research into tsunamis, submarine landslides, fluid escape features and the distribution of gas hydrates
Geophysical surveys, sea-bed sampling, coring & drilling operations; from equipment hire to a full operations team & vessel.
Drilling and coring seabed samples from ships and platforms, inc. ECORD/ IODP co-ordination.
Voyage to the ‘Chicxulub‘ meteor crater, which is suspected to have wiped out the dinosaurs.
Expedition with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Date to be confirmed, but likely Spring/Summer 2013
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