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Depth map of Tonga caldera. Source: Shane Cronin / Uni of Auckland / Tonga Geological Services
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One year on: reflections on the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption

18/01/2023

The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Volcano in January 2022 has highlighted a global unpreparedness for the impacts from large-scale global events.

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Earthquake damage on the Greek island of Kos in 2017. Rubble lies in a street that has fallen from a semi-ruined building.
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MYRIAD-EU: shifting the paradigm in disaster risk management

17/01/2023

How changing our approach to disaster risk reduction practices can create a more resilient future.

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A diagram of houses and the associated shrink-swell risks.
BGS blogs

Property subsidence assessment: helping to mitigate shrink–swell hazard risk

25/01/2023

The BGS Property Subsidence Assessment dataset provides insurers and homeowners with tools to better understand shrink–swell and the risk it poses to homes and businesses.

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Depth map of Tonga caldera. Source: Shane Cronin / Uni of Auckland / Tonga Geological Services
BGS news
One year on: reflections on the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption

18/01/2023

The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Volcano in January 2022 has highlighted a global unpreparedness for the impacts from large-scale global events.

Show more
A geological map of the Maltese Islands
BGS news
New geological map of the Maltese Islands published

19/12/2022

The new map, commissioned by Malta’s Continental Shelf Department, is the first update for almost 30 years.

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Cars parked in a car park beneath open-sided structures (car ports) with roofs covered in solar panels. The sky is bright, with big fluffy clouds.
BGS news
Work complete on 1000 solar panels at BGS

07/12/2022

More than 1000 energy-saving solar panels have been installed at BGS's headquarters in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.

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Updated radon map for Great Britain published

02/12/2022

The UK Health Security Agency and BGS have published an updated radon potential map for Great Britain.

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A bearded man in dark clothing, a hi-vis vest and blue latex gloves kneels on the ground in front of a fence. He is surrounded by sample pots containing liquids, an oil can, bottles, electrical wires and plastic boxes. He is dipping a sensor into one pot of liquid and looking at an electronic device in his hand.
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UK Geoenergy Observatories: time zero for net zero

01/12/2022

The BGS-led UK Geoenergy Observatories project is shining a light on the subsurface’s potential to provide geothermal energy.

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The ECORD IODP Expedition 386 Research Team on the helideck of The Chikyu research vessel.
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BGS scientists on board research vessel in Japan in major marine research collaboration

25/11/2022

Experts from BGS's marine team are part of a major international marine research collaboration to understand more about earthquakes associated with the Japan Trench.

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BGS strategy development public consultation
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BGS Strategy: public consultation

18/11/2022

We would welcome responses from anyone interested or involved in the geosciences as part of the wider consultation on our new BGS Strategy

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BGS supports development of a local land-use framework for Devon

10/11/2022

The framework will help to identify data improvements to support more joined-up decision making about land use in Devon.

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