The environmental change, adaptation and resilience challenge area seeks to reduce the vulnerability of social human infrastructure and biological systems to relatively sudden change. This requires us to understand our natural environment, anthropogenic interaction with the subsurface and environmental response, and to model associated change. To do this we will continue to research our groundwater, sea floor, coasts, soils and landscapes, and urban infrastructural interactions with the subsurface.
It is likely that climate change will continue to be a major societal problem and its effects will last many years, and adaptation will be necessary. Adaptation is especially important in developing countries since they are likely to bear the brunt of the effects of global warming. This challenge area aims to help with societal needs and protect our environment; our research is underpinned by excellent laboratories and science capabilities for the delivery of evidence-based science.
An international team of researchers, including BGS geoscientists, have succeeded in acquiring a continuous record of environmental data using fossilised coral from Hawai’i.
BGS geohazard scientist Roxana Ciurean has been named amongst new policy fellows for the Scottish Government.
New legislation concerning soil management and technology in modern farming has led to an increase in enquiries about BGS’s Soil Parent Material Model.
BGS marine geoscientists travelled to Ascension Island to support its government with an ongoing, conservation-driven mapping programme.
Scientists at BGS will lead a new four-year project that will enhance our understanding of gravel barrier systems across the coastlines of the UK.
A BGS essay on groundwater and drought has been included in the Environment Agency’s review of the research and scientific understanding of drought.
Looking at innovative ways of creating resilience to flooding hazards with natural flood management.
Two UK-based artists visitors aim to turn art and earth science into a collaborative experience that facilitates discussion on land usage.
The new Road Pollution Solutions tool predicts pollution levels from road runoff and suggests nature-based solutions to combat it.
BGS scientists are taking part in an expedition off Hawai’i to investigate sea-level changes recorded by ancient coral reefs.