BGS at COP26

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:

Wind energy

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.

Watch online

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.

Watch online

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.

Watch online

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.

Register Online

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.


Register Online

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.

Register Online

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