Representatives from the British Geological Survey will be active in a number of high profile events throughout COP26, sharing our latest research and promoting the importance of geoscience in the energy transition to net zero.
A number of these events are available to watch online live or on as a recording. We are pleased to share a selection of the lectures below.
Watch BGS events online:
30 Oct – IceWorlds Festival
Part of the British Antarctic Survey’s IceWorlds pre-COP26 event. A recording of the lecture is now available.
1 Nov – COP26 EC Climate Action
Ceri Vincent chairs a special session on behalf of CO2GeoNet. A recording of this event is now available.
6 Nov – COP26 UNFCCC Event at 11:30am
CO2GeoNet will take part in a special talk discussing the importance of large scale CO2 removal and storage.
8 Nov – COP26 Water Pavilion at 4pm
BGS Principal Hydrogeochemist, Dan Lapworth, join a distinguished panel of speakers to discuss the role of groundwater in climate adaptation and resilience.
9 Nov – KTN Virtual Pavilion at 10am
BGS Senior GIS specialist, Nikki Smith, will be highlighting the importance of geospatial data in supporting decision makers and meeting the climate challenge.
11 Nov – KTN Virtual Pavilion @ 1.15pm
BGS Mike Spence and Gerry Wildman will join colleagues from the Geospatial Commission to highlight innovative uses of location data and geospatial technologies.
How measuring oxygen and carbon isotopes in tiny fossils improves our understanding of past climate.
Climate change is increasingly recognised as a major challenge for organisations, with the need for adaptation driving a wave of policy updates and reforms across multiple sectors. BGS data holdings are relevant to many of these changes and the following examples outline how these data packages can be applied.
PhD student Vanessa Nowinski describes her experience in the stable isotopes labs at BGS, while working on the famous Lake Suigetsu.
Data from deep onshore hydrocarbon wells is being released on an open access basis to help meet the UK’s net zero targets.
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has achieved the ‘taking action’ tier of the Carbon Trust’s Route to Net Zero Standard.
Hemsby coastal erosion: the scale of the transformational challenge around the coastlines of England and Wales
The recent closure of Hemsby beach in Norfolk provides key information on the transformational challenge of coasts around England and evidence of historical change along the coastlines of England and Wales.
Event from 26/04/2023 to 27/04/2023
You are invited to visit the UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow, to find out more about what the facility can offer you as a potential user.
Shrink–swell subsidence is one of the most significant geological hazards affecting the UK. BGS has six datasets to help assess the problem.
The BGS-led UK Geoenergy Observatories project is shining a light on the subsurface’s potential to provide geothermal energy.
The European Geothermal Congress will discuss how the geothermal sector can help with the energy crisis.
A major upgrade of BGS’s research equipment following investment from NERC will help scientists understand historic changes in climate.