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UK Geoenergy Observatories: time zero for net zero

30/11/2022

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 the 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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The view down to the Acqua Vergine, a subsurface Roman aqueduct built in 19 BCE. © Tim Kearsey, BGS/UKRI
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Building underneath the Colosseum: the importance of urban geology

21/11/2022

Tim Kearsey reports on his underground excursion around Rome.

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The importance of staff networks

18/03/2022

A sense of inclusivity in the workplace is essential for staff health and well-being. Staff networks can help this by bringing together people from a diverse group of backgrounds, as Romesh Palamakumbura explores.

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A white house and an outbuilding with piles of dark grey tephra around them
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Building surveys in La Palma during the 2021 volcanic eruption

18/03/2022

In December 2021, BGS BUFI student Sara Osman visited La Palma in the Canary Islands to assess buildings damaged during the Cumbre Vieja volcanic eruption. In this blog, she talks about her experiences on the island.

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Alternating limestones and shales of Porthkerry Formation (Jurassic). Dunraven. BGS © UKRI
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BGS releases first in a series of new offshore maps of the UK seabed 

17/03/2022

BGS has released the first high-resolution, offshore map in a new series featuring the seabed around the UK.

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‘Significant opportunity’ for engineering geologists to increase influence on global sustainable development

15/03/2022

Engineering geologists have an essential role to play in meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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BGS Stakeholder Event 2022
BGS events
BGS Stakeholder Event 2022

Event on 31/03/2022

A recording of the British Geological Survey Stakeholder Event 2022 is now available to view online.

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Geochemistry technician in the BGS Stable Isotope Facility
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My role as a BGS Geochemistry Technician

08/03/2022

Kotryna Savickaite tells us about her new role as she settles in at BGS Keyworth.

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Understanding environmental impact through the study of sediments

23/02/2022

A new study aims to understand the range of organic molecules present in urban waterway sediments from different locations around the world.

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Michelle Bentham BGS
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Michelle Bentham appointed BGS Chief Scientist for Decarbonisation and Resource Management

23/02/2022

Michelle is a geoscientist, with over 20 years of experience in the field of energy decarbonisation at BGS, with a focus on Carbon Capture and Storage.

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