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BGS Strategy – Stakeholder Survey

05/08/2022

Have your say as we develop our new 2023-2027 strategy.

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Variometer hut at the Lerwick Magnetic Observatory, designed in 1921
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Observing magnetic fields: 100 years of data

02/08/2022

Marking the centenary of the Lerwick Geophysical Observatory.

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River bank reinforcement. © Copyright Roger Whittleston and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
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GeoScour dataset launch event

Event on 08/09/2022

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Bank erosion of the River Gretna, Cumbria’
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River erosion: the forgotten hazard of flooding

03/08/2022

Impacts from flood events can be widespread, long-lasting and extremely costly. The UK Government and environmental protection agencies continue to invest heavily in mitigation measures, as well as trying to predict which areas are most at risk.

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Vietnam is susceptible to natural hazards linked to extreme weather events. Source: © ThuyHaBich from Pixabay
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Community integration with weather-related hazard adaption and mitigation in Vietnam

Event from 15/06/2021 to 17/06/2021

BGS, in partnership with Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR) and with community engagement, has created a workshop that aims to increase preparation for hydrometeorological hazards and will allow researchers to maximise the social impacts of national and international research programmes.

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Five minutes with … the Hazard and Resilience Modelling team

22/04/2021

Meet the team behind our geohazard products and datasets.

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SDG scientists edit
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New book sets out the role of geoscience in achieving a sustainable future

21/04/2021

The role of geoscience in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals is the subject of a new book edited by staff at the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Geology for Global Development (GfGD), a charity which aims to promote the role of geology in sustainable development.

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Mine water drainage from an abandoned colliery in south Wales, UK
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Mine water heating and cooling: a 21st century resource for decarbonisation

20/04/2021

With interest in geothermal heat recovery and storage increasing, the British Geological Survey alongside BEIS and IEA Geothermal held a mine water heating and cooling symposium to connect industry professionals from around the world.

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Portrait of Mary Anning by Benjamin John Merifield Donne, 1850
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Mary Anning: a remarkable fossil collector

19/04/2021

Simon Harris explains what a letter, sent by Anning in 1822, can tell us about her life and work at the time.

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Digger in a quarry
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UK’s mineral production, consumption and trade revealed in new report

06/04/2021

BGS has published the United Kingdom Minerals Yearbook 2020, with partners the Confederation of British Industry Minerals Group and Mineral Products Association

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