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:
Why our glacial past is key to future offshore wind energy projects
30 Oct – IceWorlds Festival
Part of the British Antarctic Survey’s IceWorlds pre-COP26 event. A recording of the lecture is now available.
Meeting our Sustainable Development Goals through an integrated carbon management approach
1 Nov – COP26 EC Climate Action
Ceri Vincent chairs a special session on behalf of CO2GeoNet. A recording of this event is now available.
Accelerating along the pathway to Net-Zero with large scale carbon dioxide removal and storage
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.
A hidden treasure: Groundwater as a tool for climate adaptation and resilience
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.
Applying Geospatial Information to Climate Challenges
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.
The Power of Location Data: How land, marine and sub-surface data will help achieve COP26 goals
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.
UK Geoenergy Observatories — open events in Glasgow
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.
Six BGS datasets for assessing shrink–swell subsidence hazards
Shrink–swell subsidence is one of the most significant geological hazards affecting the UK. BGS has six datasets to help assess the problem.
UK Geoenergy Observatories: time zero for net zero
The BGS-led UK Geoenergy Observatories project is shining a light on the subsurface’s potential to provide geothermal energy.
BGS joins European Geothermal Congress to highlight UK’s geothermal potential
The European Geothermal Congress will discuss how the geothermal sector can help with the energy crisis.
BGS receives funding for new system to analyse oxygen Isotopes
A major upgrade of BGS’s research equipment following investment from NERC will help scientists understand historic changes in climate.
Groundwater’s role in the current drought
Groundwater can play a vital part in keeping the UK’s water supply flowing, but we need to ensure that we monitor levels and rates of extraction during dry spells.
Training in stable isotope analysis as a PhD student from Croatia
Recently, Ivona Ivkić Filipović visited BGS to undertake a placement at the Stable Isotope Facility. Here, she tells us a little about her experience and how it will contribute to her PhD research.
Identifying the science challenges for UK carbon storage
A new report underlines importance of community engagement in achieving the UK national climate change targets.
UK’s Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre to help build a more resilient economy
The UK’s new centre to collect and analyse information on the supply of critical minerals, which are vital to the UK’s economic success and national security, has officially launched.
The importance of biodiversity in achieving net zero
Protecting the natural world is an important component in achieving net zero.
Major research project will support UK’s energy transition
BGS will lead the new research project ‘Managing the Environmental Sustainability of the Offshore Energy Transition’.
Climate change and human exploitation linked to historic decline in Atlantic salmon
New research reveals that both a change in climate and human exploitation played a role in a decline in North Atlantic salmon populations.
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