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BGS launches new Geology Viewer

30/06/2022

A new app providing easy access to the subsurface of Britain has been released by BGS.

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Overview of the 3D alkaline-silicate geomodel showing a surface caldera, and a series of mafic staging chambers.
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New 3D model will help guide exploration for rare earth element deposits in alkaline igneous systems

30/06/2022

A team of scientists and institutions across Europe have developed a new 3D geological model designed to guide exploration for rare earth elements.

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BGS Open Day 2022
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BGS Open Day 2022

Event on 25/06/2022

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Working at BGS as an postgraduate intern

15/06/2022

Environmental geochemistry masters student, Katie Williams, shares her experience following a placement in the Stable Isotope Facility

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Windmills on Shore. Photo by Flickr from Pexels.
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BEIS launches Climate Services for a Net Zero Resilient World (CS-N0W)

19/08/2021

A new programme will produce world-class research and advice to help the UK deliver on net zero targets.

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Steve Thorpe. BGS © UKRI.
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Back out in the field with Tromino

18/08/2021

Steve Thorpe discusses returning to fieldwork after the COVID-19 pandemic and trying out the Tromino kit.

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Figure 1. A year of seismicity in the epicentral area of the 2016 M=6.0 Amatrice earthquake (star) in Italy color coded by time of occurrence. (a) Real-time catalog, available at http://cnt.rm.ingv.it/ and (b) machine-learning catalog1 are shown for event magnitudes above their respective magnitude of completeness1,2 Mc=2.2 and Mc=0.5 (from Beroza et al., 2021).
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The future of earthquake forecasting

10/08/2021

Machine-learning illuminates earthquake activity with unprecedented detail, leading to improved earthquake forecasts.

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Work takes place at the GeoEnergy Testbed (GTB) at Sutton Bonington © BGS / UKRI.
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BGS to help further carbon dioxide monitoring research at Sutton Bonington

03/08/2021

BGS is part of a research project that will consider the feasibility of using quantum gravity sensors to monitor carbon capture and storage sites.

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artist’s impression of how water moves through rock
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Glasgow’s underground observatory takes temperature of city’s mine water

28/07/2021

The UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow has completed a first survey of the water circulating in abandoned mines lying up to 88 m below the city.

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A large round pebble or orang brick with grey mortar running across it, sitting on a laer of smaller, grey, white and black pebbles and sand.
BGS blogs
The Pebble Spotter’s Guide: how to collect pebbles

27/07/2021

BGS's Clive Mitchell on spotting, collecting and identifying the pebbles you can find on Britain's beaches.

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Kamativi lithium pegmatite, Zimbabwe
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Lithium resources and their potential to support battery supply chains in Africa

14/07/2021

A new BGS report reviews known resources of lithium and engagement in the battery supply chain across key African countries.

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A large, unused, urban brownfield site with open land covered in cracked, overgrown concrete awaiting development in Leeds, England. © Adobe Stock, 282946502.
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Engineers invited to take part in survey to improve understanding of cost estimates for UK brownfield sites

07/07/2021

Quantity surveyors and civil engineers have until the end of July to take part in a survey that will help to improve the accuracy of indicative cost estimates for UK brownfield sites.

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