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National Hydrocarbons Data Archive files now accessible through the National Data Repository

15/07/2024

Offshore well and survey information held within BGS’s archive have now been transferred to the North Sea Transition Authority’s National Data Repository to enable greater access.

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Pale cliffs above a flat grassy area with ivy and trees growing across some of them. There are several, large and small caves in the cliffs.
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Creswell Crags Museum collections offer insight into the past and future of wolves

12/07/2024

Bones found at the site are helping scientists to understand the diet of wolves and how they differ over time.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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Nine people in two groups (four to the left; five to the right) standing on grey rocks with brown cliffs behind them.
BGS blogs

The heat beneath our feet: BGS field visit to Tuscan geothermal systems

05/07/2024

BGS visits the active and fossilised geothermal systems of southern Tuscany, Italy.

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Recovering the scientific landers on RV Dagon. © Inkfish.
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Trans-Pacific Transit 2023: deep-diving ocean partnership sets sail

04/10/2023

BGS has joined a multidisciplinary research expedition to ‘explore the unexplored’ and fill in some of the biggest gaps in our knowledge of the oceans' darkest depths.

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Adult hornet moth with a wingspan of 45mm (left) and the slightly smaller, and much more widespread, lunar hornet moth (right), which has also been recorded at BGS Keyworth. The main differences are the yellow face and the pair of yellow ‘headlights’ on the shoulders of the hornet moth. © Steve Mathers
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Rare hornet moth colony found at BGS Keyworth

03/10/2023

A colony of these rare clearwing moths has recently been discovered on site at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth.

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Five students stand behind a sign for the British Geological Survey
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Nurturing early career scientists: 20 years of undergraduate industrial placements at BGS

28/09/2023

Michael Watts, BGS Head of Inorganic Chemistry, and previous placement students reflect on their experiences working at BGS’s Inorganic Geochemistry Facility over the past 20 years.

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Left to right: Luzie Schnieders (MARUM), Nancy Prouty (USGS), Hannah Grant (BGS) and Mary Mowat (BGS) on the deck as the MMA Valour sets sail. Photo credit MarleyParker@ECORD_IODP
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Scientists set sail to investigate high-resolution sea level, climate and coral reef records

25/09/2023

BGS scientists are taking part in an expedition off Hawai'i to investigate sea-level changes recorded by ancient coral reefs.

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Fossils, including microfossils such as this foraminifera, can tell us about past climates and environments via analysis of their shells' chemical composition. Florilus asterizans from Hong Kong. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS laboratory spotlight: isotopes as recorders of climate and environmental change

06/09/2023

How measuring oxygen and carbon isotopes in tiny fossils improves our understanding of past climate.

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Road Pollution Solutions tool screen shot. BGS / UKRI
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‘First of its kind’ online tool created to help tackle pollution in London

04/09/2023

The new Road Pollution Solutions tool predicts pollution levels from road runoff and suggests nature-based solutions to combat it.

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Pyroclastic density current deposits from the 18 May 1980 eruption exposed along drainages in the pumice plain. BGS © UKRI
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In photos: a volcanic field trip

31/08/2023

Volcanologist Samantha Engwell visited the Cascades in the United States to learn more about the 1980 Mount St Helens volcanic eruption.

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Subsidence warning notice, Arvalee © Kenneth Allen cc-by-sa/2.0. Geograph Britain and Ireland
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Evolving policies in the face of climate change: BGS data can help

25/08/2023

Climate change is increasingly recognised as a major challenge for organisations, with the need for adaptation driving a wave of policy updates and reforms across multiple sectors. BGS data holdings are relevant to many of these changes and the following examples outline how these data packages can be applied.

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