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Update to BGS’s AGS file utilities tool released

19/06/2024

BGS has released significant updates to its online tool for validating geotechnical data held as AGS files. The update includes improvements to the tool’s user interface and the ability to convert AGS data into MS Excel files.

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Quake it off: Taylor Swift concerts shake Edinburgh

13/06/2024

Seismometers around Edinburgh were triggered by the rapturous Murrayfield crowds over the weekend.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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Sophia and Job at BGS conducting specialist analysis of Pu in soils.
BGS blogs

Harnessing global collaboration: UK/Kenya partnership in soil erosion research 

31/05/2024

Collaboration between scientists is vital in today's interconnected world to further scientific progress. In environmental research, issues such as soil erosion demand collaboration on an international scale. 

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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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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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BGS blogs
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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© WaterAid – Jatrabari, Bangladesh – Habibul Haque
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World Water Day 2023: groundwater photo stories

22/03/2023

A showcase of groundwater use from around the world highlighting how developing groundwater has benefited the lives of many people.

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BGS blogs
A tale of two groundwaters

21/03/2023

Why the United Nations 2023 Water Conference needs to know more about groundwater.

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UK Geoenergy Observatories at Cuningar Loop
BGS events
UK Geoenergy Observatories — open events in Glasgow

Event from 26/04/2023 to 27/04/2023

You are invited to visit the UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow, to find out more about what the facility can offer you as a potential user.

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BGS news
New seabed geology maps for offshore Yorkshire

14/03/2023

Offshore Yorkshire is the latest map to be released in BGS's series of fine-scale digital seabed maps.

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New BGS karst report released for Hampshire and Wiltshire

10/03/2023

The report details the evidence for karst processes in areas of soluble rocks that have not previously been considered karstic.

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