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Left to right: Luzie Schnieders (MARUM), Nancy Prouty (USGS), Hannah Grant (BGS) and Mary Mowat (BGS) on the deck as the MMA Valour sets sail. Photo credit MarleyParker@ECORD_IODP
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Scientists set sail to investigate high-resolution sea level, climate and coral reef records

25/09/2023

BGS scientists are taking part in an expedition off Hawai'i to investigate sea-level changes recorded by ancient coral reefs.

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BGS Keyworth Geological Walk
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Join the BGS Board

06/09/2023

BGS is looking to appoint one to two non-executive directors to join our board.

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Nurturing early career scientists: 20 years of undergraduate industrial placements at BGS

28/09/2023

Michael Watts, BGS Head of Inorganic Chemistry, and previous placement students reflect on their experiences working at BGS’s Inorganic Geochemistry Facility over the past 20 years.

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Five students stand behind a sign for the British Geological Survey
BGS blogs
Nurturing early career scientists: 20 years of undergraduate industrial placements at BGS

28/09/2023

Michael Watts, BGS Head of Inorganic Chemistry, and previous placement students reflect on their experiences working at BGS’s Inorganic Geochemistry Facility over the past 20 years.

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Left to right: Luzie Schnieders (MARUM), Nancy Prouty (USGS), Hannah Grant (BGS) and Mary Mowat (BGS) on the deck as the MMA Valour sets sail. Photo credit MarleyParker@ECORD_IODP
BGS news
Scientists set sail to investigate high-resolution sea level, climate and coral reef records

25/09/2023

BGS scientists are taking part in an expedition off Hawai'i to investigate sea-level changes recorded by ancient coral reefs.

Show more
BGS Keyworth Geological Walk
BGS news
Join the BGS Board

06/09/2023

BGS is looking to appoint one to two non-executive directors to join our board.

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Fossils, including microfossils such as this foraminifera, can tell us about past climates and environments via analysis of their shells' chemical composition. Florilus asterizans from Hong Kong. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS laboratory spotlight: isotopes as recorders of climate and environmental change

06/09/2023

How measuring oxygen and carbon isotopes in tiny fossils improves our understanding of past climate.

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Pyroclastic density current deposits from the May 18th 1980 eruption exposed along drainages in the pumice plain. Samantha Engwell © BGS / UKRI
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In photos: a volcanic field trip

31/08/2023

Volcanologist Samantha Engwell visited the Cascades in the United States to learn more about the 1980 Mount St Helens volcanic eruption.

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Subsidence warning notice, Arvalee © Kenneth Allen cc-by-sa/2.0. Geograph Britain and Ireland
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Evolving policies in the face of climate change: BGS data can help

25/08/2023

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.

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Recording pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and temperature of groundwater
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Understanding Nottinghamshire’s groundwater microbial ecosystems

24/08/2023

PhD student Archita Bhattacharyya is undertaking a project focused on exploring the ecosystem of microorganisms in groundwater of England.

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‘Core blimey!’ A PhD fieldwork trip to India

22/08/2023

PhD student Hamish Duncalf-Youngson recently visited Manipur, India, to assess the effects of aquaculture, environmental change and pollution at this internationally important site.

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