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Representatives from the Serviço Geológico do Brasil and BGS at the signing event. Copyright: Rafael Sandim
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BGS signs memorandum of understanding with Serviço Geológico do Brasil

10/04/2024

The partnership will advance the two organisations’ shared interests in mineral research and geoscience to help benefit society.

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BGS World Mineral Production 2018 to 2022
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World Mineral Production 2018 to 2022 is now available

09/04/2024

The latest edition of World Mineral Production has been released.

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2024 Mine Water Energy Symposium - 24 to 26 April 2024
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2024 Mine Water Energy Symposium

Event on 24/04/2024

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Rebecca Mumpansha, a GSD librarian, with the sales stock of geological maps. © Rachel Talbot. 
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Unlocking key mineral archives at the Zambian Geological Survey Department 

23/02/2024

Rachel Talbot recounts a recent visit by BGS Records staff to the Zambian Geological Survey Department, to assist in critical mineral data management.

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Representatives from the Serviço Geológico do Brasil and BGS at the signing event. Copyright: Rafael Sandim
BGS news
BGS signs memorandum of understanding with Serviço Geológico do Brasil

10/04/2024

The partnership will advance the two organisations’ shared interests in mineral research and geoscience to help benefit society.

Show more
BGS World Mineral Production 2018 to 2022
BGS news
World Mineral Production 2018 to 2022 is now available

09/04/2024

The latest edition of World Mineral Production has been released.

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Dr Mike Spence, Director of Science for the UK Geoenergy Observatories, receives the keys to the Cheshire Observatory from AECOM, principal contractor for construction of the site. Source: BGS © UKRI
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New underground observatory open for research

09/04/2024

Construction has been completed on the Cheshire Observatory and the facility is now open for research activities.

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2024 Mine Water Energy Symposium - 24 to 26 April 2024
BGS events
2024 Mine Water Energy Symposium

Event from 24/04/2024 to 26/04/2024

Now in its fourth year, the 2024 Mine Water Energy Symposium will be held in person for the first time in April 2024, with online streaming functionality.

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IGRF-13 map of declination angle (in degrees east or west of true north) for 2020. © UKRI
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BGS leads update to maps of the Earth’s magnetic field

04/04/2024

The International Geomagnetic Reference Field, used for navigation on mobile phones and in space, is updated every five years.

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River Clyde, Glasgow. © Glasgow Life, Paul Watt Photography
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UK bidding to host the International Geological Congress 2028

18/03/2024

BGS has partnered with the Geological Society of London and the Scottish Geology Trust to develop a bid to host the 38th International Geological Congress in Glasgow in 2028.

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BGS staff sampling a chalk spring for microplastics in 2024. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS to lead a new research project on microplastic occurrence in springs

06/03/2024

BGS has been awarded a two-year research project to undertake the first assessment of microplastic occurrence in springs in the UK.

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Breaking ground ceremony. L to R: Sami Massum (BGS), David Boon (BGS), Councillor Rob Inglis, Michelle Bentham, (BGS), Mark Thorpe (Pick Everard), Ross Goodband (Pick Everard), Ruth Edwards MP, Daniel Crow (BGS), Gershwyn Soanes (BGS), Andrew McConnochie (BGS), Mike Potter (NERC), James Howell (NERC) and Edward Leddy-Owen. BGS © UKRI.
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Local MP helps BGS launch a ‘living laboratory’  

05/03/2024

BGS is implementing a low-carbon heating system to help meet its net zero targets and provide data to the public.

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