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Science advisory committee member vacancies

22/05/2024

The BGS has released its new strategy to cover the period 2023-2028 and is now looking to make appointments to its independent Science Advisory Committee (SAC).

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Over 600 mineral exploration project reports now available through the UK Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre

17/05/2024

All 662 reports from the Mineral Exploration and Investigation Grants Act programme are now available on the Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre website.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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The aurora over Haddington, Scotland. Credit: Migle Petruskeviciute
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A-roaring display

16/05/2024

The dazzling and colourful aurora borealis, or northern lights, observed by many across the UK last weekend was one of the most extreme and long-lasting geomagnetic storms recorded in the last 155 years.

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Illustrative figure to show links between the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the urban environment. Over and above SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), urban centres can help deliver many of the UN SDGs. (Source: UN SDGs and Geological Survey of Norway, NGU.)
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Delivering a sustainable urban future for Europe through geoscience

08/05/2024

Research, led by BGS and EuroGeoSurveys’ Urban Geology Expert Group, explores how urban geoscience is reflected in European urban and environmental policy.

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Fallow deer stag © Bob Brewer/Unsplash.
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New research supports conservation of fallow deer across Europe

16/04/2024

New research has combined zooarchaeology and ancient and modern biomolecular datasets to reveal a new understanding of the history and projections of fallow deer.

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Sophia Dowell, PhD student at BGS, conducting her research in Kenya. BGS © UKRI.
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The optimisation of plutonium separation

07/11/2023

BGS research leads to advancements in the detection of plutonium and ultimately the determination of soil erosion rates in tropical soils.

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Understanding long-term burial of organic carbon deposits

07/11/2022

Carbon sequestration is one method of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, by capturing and storing it, contributing to climate change reduction.

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Ancient neolithic stones,West Kennet Long Barrow, Wiltshire. Source: Neil Bussey/istock.
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New lead isoscape map for archaeological provenance studies in Great Britain

28/10/2022

A new study aims to determine lead isotope ratios in soil and rock across Great Britain which could inform future archaeological studies about human and animal origins.

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Kibera slum, the largest slum city in Nairobi city, Africa. Source: Africa924/istock
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Accumulation of toxic substances in Nairobi’s river sediments

27/10/2022

Researchers have warned of the presence of toxic contaminants and untreated wastes accumulating in Nairobi’s Mathare, Ngong and Nairobi rivers.

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Overview of the 3D alkaline-silicate geomodel showing a surface caldera, and a series of mafic staging chambers.
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New 3D model will help guide exploration for rare earth element deposits in alkaline igneous systems

30/06/2022

A team of scientists and institutions across Europe have developed a new 3D geological model designed to guide exploration for rare earth elements.

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Darjeeling Hills, India
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Developing regional-scale landslide forecasting in hazard-prone regions of India

23/06/2022

BGS has been involved in co-developing a prototype regional-scale landslide forecasting system in two hazard-prone districts of India.

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