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Diatom silica under Scanning Electron Microscopy for isotope analysis using MOBiS instrumentation BGS © NERC
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BGS receives funding for new system to analyse oxygen Isotopes

26/09/2022

A major upgrade of BGS's research equipment following investment from NERC will help scientists understand historic changes in climate.

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A white man in a blue jacket standing in front of a grassy plain with snowy mountains in the background. He is smiling broadly and has his arms folded.
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A PhD in Peru: a country of contrasts

23/09/2022

PhD student Tom Gribbin explains his work on water security in the Peruvian ‘water towers’.

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River bank reinforcement. © Copyright Roger Whittleston and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
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GeoScour dataset launch event

Event on 08/09/2022

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Ducks on water, photo credit: HeikeKampe from Getty Images Signature
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Missing components of nitrogen cycling budgets across the United States

23/09/2022

As a BGS-hosted Lancaster University PhD student, Elizabeth Flint has been working to understand the effects of water supply processes upon macronutrient cycling.

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Ducks on water, photo credit: HeikeKampe from Getty Images Signature
BGS blogs
Missing components of nitrogen cycling budgets across the United States

23/09/2022

As a BGS-hosted Lancaster University PhD student, Elizabeth Flint has been working to understand the effects of water supply processes upon macronutrient cycling.

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A white man in a blue jacket standing in front of a grassy plain with snowy mountains in the background. He is smiling broadly and has his arms folded.
BGS blogs
A PhD in Peru: a country of contrasts

23/09/2022

PhD student Tom Gribbin explains his work on water security in the Peruvian ‘water towers’.

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SEM images showing the sphere surfaces skimmed off by the LA-ICP-MS
BGS blogs
Adventures in elemental mapping – part 1: analysis of minerals

21/09/2022

The BGS Inorganic Chemistry team discuss their new laser micro-sampling and analysis system and what it means for the future of our research — and possibly yours…

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Bicycle in the Scottish Borders
BGS blogs
Geology and cycling: the rocks behind the race

08/09/2022

The UK’s biggest and most prestigious bike race would not be what it is today, without a nod to the humble rock.

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BGS GeoScour Tier 3 catchment data for Conwy
BGS blogs
BGS GeoScour: bridging the river erosion data gap

31/08/2022

The geological properties of bedrock and superficial deposits that make up riverbeds and banks are fundamental controls on the susceptibility of any given river reach to scouring.

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Landslide debris, which has fallen from the top of a cliff covered in grass to a sandy beach below. A broken tarmac road can be seen to the left, with two people in high visibility jackets looking down towards the rubble
BGS blogs
Citizen science: become part of a real-time Global Landslide Detector

29/08/2022

BGS and partners are trialling a new social media tool that detects worldwide landslides in real time.

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A dry riverbed made up of grey stones running through a wood
BGS blogs
Groundwater’s role in the current drought

15/08/2022

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.

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PhD student Megan Trusler (University of Nottingham) looking pleased to have recovered the first sediment core of the fieldtrip. Photo by Chris Vane. BGS © UKRI.
BGS blogs
Sampling salt marsh sediments: a Thames microplastics fieldtrip

15/08/2022

Megan Trusler gives an overview of her PhD project, which studies the role salt marshes play in the accumulation and transport of microplastics.

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