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BGS Podcasts

Groundwater resilience with Alan MacDonald

14/05/2021

Learn more about our groundwater resilience research and our work with WaterAid on the UPGro project, focusing on groundwater availability in Africa.

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Map showing the locations (red dots) of the deepest points in each of the world’s five oceans (Atlantic, Southern, Indian, Pacific and Arctic). Global bathymetry from Global Multi-Resolution Topography Synthesis (GMRT).
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Deepest points of the Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean revealed

11/05/2021

As part of the Five Deeps Expedition team, scientists from BGS have surveyed in detail the deepest reaches of the Java and South Sandwich trenches.

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BGS blogs

Building with nature and geology to protect against flooding

30/04/2021

Discover how BGS is working alongside partners to investigate the effectiveness of natural flood management initiatives and mitigate the threat of flooding.

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Insights into the ‘missing link’ of how copper ore deposits form

26/03/2021

Porphyry deposits provide around 75 per cent of the world’s copper, which is in increasing demand as a major raw material in power infrastructure and green technologies.

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New instrument to characterise the geochemistry of microscopic, solid-rock materials resulting from ancient fluid events such as those occurring during or after volcanic eruptions. Image credit: BGS ©UKRI. All rights reserved.
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Funding for a new type of mass spectrometer to aid net zero research

25/03/2021

This new instrument will be used to characterise the geochemistry of microscopic, solid-rock materials.

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The BGS iGeology app has been downloaded over 400 000 times worldwide by users such as building surveyors, walkers, teachers and geologists. © sturti iStock.
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iGeology: enhancing the visibility of BGS map data and reports

24/03/2021

Downloaded over 400 000 times worldwide by building surveyors, walkers, teachers and geologists

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A geologist kneeling on a wide, white expanse of a salt flat in Argentina
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Virtual fieldwork during a global pandemic

03/03/2021

Virtual field reconnaissance can help maintain research momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Heat recovery and storage in the urban subsurface, using open- and closed-loop ground-source heat pumps (GSHP), connected via heat networks, could offer part of the solution to decarbonise energy supplies to achieve net zero
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The Cardiff Urban Geo Observatory: ‘a city-scale observatory for city-scale challenges’

02/03/2021

Heat recovery and storage in the urban subsurface could offer part of the solution to decarbonise energy supplies.

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A modern sculpture of teo curved half arches in Cunigar Loop Park, Glasgow
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Delivering geoenergy research infrastructure in Glasgow

24/02/2021

Data from the Glasgow Observatory will help us to understand coal-mine-water heat and sustainable ways of heating our cities.

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H2 storage
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Safe storage of hydrogen in porous rocks: the challenges and knowledge gaps

12/02/2021

Increasing the amount of renewable energy that generates clean electricity will require a transition from natural gas to hydrogen and to store heat/cool in rocks.

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