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Calum Ramage’s PhD project sets out to assess the impacts of pesticides and trace metals on British rivers.
BGS to deliver three-year groundwater flood forecasting service to support emergency response to flooding
BGS is delivering a national-scale early warning system for groundwater flooding, alongside the Environment Agency and the Met Office.
The exhibition will take viewers on a journey through a series of geoscience themes, showcasing how climate change affects our urban and natural environment.
A new tool providing free user access to 3D geological models has been added to the GeoIndex.
Investigating how salt marshes store and interact with plastics and explaining the key processes that control their accumulation and release.
The Glasgow Observatory provides unprecedented access to the subsurface and will fill in the knowledge gaps around geothermal energy.
Conservation agriculture and electrical resistivity tomography could help combat the factors affecting food security in southern Africa.
BGS has welcomed an exciting new public art sculpture by Steuart Padwick, serving as a beacon of hope and positivity for the city.
A trial BGS data product takes the temporal component of potential future increased amount and intensity of rainfall on river scour into account.
A brief timeline of the digital preservation journey at BGS and NGDC.