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brownfield-redevelopment
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BGS partner with Arcadis in £70 000 research programme to support brownfield development

10/15/2020

New research will explore microorganisms with the potential to breakdown hazardous chemicals in the environment.

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Dr Gus Gunn
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British Geological Survey HRA Gus Gunn to be awarded MBE

10/14/2020

Andrew Gordon Gunn – known to all as Gus – has been awarded an MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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BGS Virtual Open Day 2020
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Inside BGS — virtual Open Days

Event on 14/10/2020

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Sea elephant
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Geochemistry and ‘sea elephants’

11/02/2018

'Sea elephants' are very tiny swimming snails that are called elephants because they have a type of trunk.

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Beach plastics
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Engaging the human process in earth science

06/02/2018

Sustainability science research suggests that what elevates environmental problems from difficult to seemingly intractable is the role and behaviour of humans, at scales from individual to institutional.

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Eruption of Santiaguito (2014).
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Natural hazards and disaster risk reduction in Guatemala

06/02/2018

Guatemala is exposed to multiple natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions (and all their associated hazards, such as ash, lava flows, pyroclastic density currents and lahars), tsunamis, landslides, floods, droughts, ground collapse, tropical storms and hurricanes, extreme temperatures, and forest fires.

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Storrega
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EMODnet data ingestion service

06/02/2018

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) consists of more than 160 organisations that together work on assembling, harmonising and making marine data, products and metadata more available.

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Mapping a geomagnetic storm with Raspberry Pi magnetometers

06/02/2018

In September 2017, one of the largest geomagnetic storms of the current solar cycle hit the Earth after a coronal mass ejection left the Sun.

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