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The Lyell Centre
The Liberal Democrat politician for Orkney Islands, who is also a member of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group for Science and Technology, and Convenor of the Cross-Party Group on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, was greeted by Dr Tracy Shimmield, Director of the Lyell Centre.

2019-02-28


Borehole drilling
Granite from Cornwall will be examined by UK scientists as part of a £1.8 million project in order to help the country increase its use of geothermal energy.

2019-02-19


ESIOS
Some of the world’s finest geoscientists from both sides of the Atlantic have joined forces to set a course for scaling up the world’s ability to decarbonise its energy supply.

2019-02-12


3D geology of the UK
The UK's geology can now be explored in the third dimension with the release of free-to-access regional models by the British Geological Survey (BGS).

2019-02-05


Quito, capital of Ecuador sits on the side of an active volcano.
Over 50 per cent of the world’s population lives in cities. In low-to-middle income countries, more than two billion city dwellers face the threat of floods, earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes and other natural hazards.

2019-01-29


Dr Tracy Shimmield
Dr Tracy Shimmield has been appointed to the position of Lyell Centre Director.

2019-01-11


Ince Marshes in north Cheshire. ©Peter Corcoran.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has submitted a planning application to Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWACC) to site a UK Geoenergy Observatory at Ince Marshes in Cheshire.

2018-12-21


Borehole drilling
The first borehole is being drilled at the UK Geoenergy Observatory for Glasgow, allowing scientists to ‘see’ underground at the world-class geothermal energy research site in the east end of the city. Further information on UKGEOS: UK Geoenergy Observatories

2018-12-11


Carbon dioxide molecules
Representatives from CO2GeoNet, the European Energy Research Alliance CCS Joint Programme, the Global CCS Institute, the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Association and the European Zero Emission Technology and Innovation Platform are working to raise awareness of the important role of CCS as a key emission reduction option.

2018-12-07


Art of Geology Exhibition
British Geological Survey exhibition brings science to life through art and storytelling

2018-11-05


Canary Wharf
Humans now have a greater effect on shaping the surface of the Earth than natural processes do.

2018-11-02


BGS Edinburgh Open Day
From robots and smartphone microscopes to a marine touch tank and dinosaurs – all age groups are invited to a very special Doors Open Day at the Lyell Centre on Saturday 29th September.

2018-09-21


BGS welcomes Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson to the Lyell Centre
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has welcomed former President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson, to its Scottish base at the Lyell Centre in Edinburgh.

2018-09-07


BGs Data website
Call for stakeholder input to Data Products redesign.

2018-09-05


Ince Marshes
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is inviting Cheshire residents to consider the proposed borehole locations for the UK Geoenergy Observatory plan for Ince Marshes in Cheshire.

2018-08-31


3D UK map
Glasgow City Council and South Lanarkshire Council have approved plans to develop a world class geothermal research observatory in the east end of the city.

2018-08-28


LIDAR Scanning
A rockfall took place on Wednesday 8th August 2018 at Staithes in North Yorkshire tragically killing a nine year old child.

2018-08-09


Hydraulic Fracturing Consent
Statement from the BGS following the announcement by the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry to grant consent for hydraulic fracturing by Cuadrilla Resources at Preston New Road in Lancashire.

2018-07-25


Assessing potential groundwater contamination in the pursuit of new energy sources
The British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Environment Agency (EA) have developed a method of assessing the vulnerability of groundwater from onshore oil and gas extraction activities in England. This new tool will improve our understanding of the risk to groundwater.

2018-07-23


Deep groundwater in coastal deltas protected from contaminations
A new study by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and University College London (UCL), led by Dr Dan Lapworth, has been published today in Geophysical Research Letters. This study shows that groundwater pumped from depths below 150 m in the coastal regions of the Bengal basin is thousands of years old and generally secure from contamination by salinity and arsenic found in shallow groundwater.

2018-07-20

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