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BGS laboratories become first in UKRI to receive gold LEAF accreditation

28/03/2023

BGS achieved gold certification in the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) accreditation in March 2023.

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Six ways we’re improving recycling at BGS Keyworth

24/03/2023

Sustainability at the BGS site in Keyworth, Nottingham, is being improved by recycling, managing our waste, making our labs more efficient and more...

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Cordoned off section of road after the storm surge of 15th December 2013 in Hembsy, Norfolk. © P Witney BGS BGS, UKRI
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Hemsby coastal erosion: the scale of the transformational challenge around the coastlines of England and Wales

24/03/2023

The recent closure of Hemsby beach in Norfolk provides key information on the transformational challenge of coasts around England and evidence of historical change along the coastlines of England and Wales.

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Pouring drinking water from a well in Mozambique
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BGS and WaterAid publish new research on groundwater resilience

21/03/2022

Most African countries have enough groundwater reserves to face at least five years of drought, new research reveals

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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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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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‘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 launches geoenergy exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre
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Clean Energy Beneath Our Feet launches at Glasgow Science Centre

13/03/2022

A new interactive exhibition has launched at Glasgow Science Centre, inspired by the work of the UK Geoenergy Observatories.

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BGS Stakeholder Event 2022
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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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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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