The UK Government has announced that funds available for Official Development Assistance (ODA) programmes will be significantly reduced commencing in June of this year (2021). This includes all GCRF and Newton Grant awards.
BGS is currently working across NERC/UKRI and with all its partners to understand the impact on our current ODA-funded projects.
Decisions are currently being made on a case-by-case basis about where and how the anticipated cuts will affect individual projects. BGS has been informed that we will be provided with more detail in the next few weeks, into April 2021.
Please be assured that we are preparing for a range of scenarios for all of our potentially affected projects, both in terms of budget and project scheduling. We will be communicating on an individual basis with each project partner.
In the meantime if you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact BGS Global Geoscience Director Martin Smith via BGS Enquiries marked ODA.
World Water Day 2023: groundwater photo stories
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New seabed geology maps for offshore Yorkshire
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New BGS karst report released for Hampshire and Wiltshire
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Dr Corinna Abesser appointed BGS Policy Director
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Melinda Lewis awarded prestigious Whitaker Medal for outstanding contribution to hydrogeology
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BGS welcomes two new board appointments for 2023
Prof Carol Frost, professor emerita of the faculty of geology and geophysics at the University of Wyoming, and Dr Jenny Pyper, former CEO of the Utility Regulator for Northern Ireland and interim head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, will take up their positions on the BGS Board from 1 March 2023.
Six BGS datasets for assessing shrink–swell subsidence hazards
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New geological map of the Maltese Islands published
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Work complete on 1000 solar panels at BGS
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