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PhD student Megan Trusler (University of Nottingham) looking pleased to have recovered the first sediment core of the fieldtrip. Photo by Chris Vane. BGS © UKRI.
BGS blogs

Sampling salt marsh sediments: a Thames microplastics fieldtrip

15/08/2022

Megan Trusler gives an overview of her PhD project, which studies the role salt marshes play in the accumulation and transport of microplastics.

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Alternating limestones and shales of Porthkerry Formation (Jurassic). Dunraven. BGS © UKRI
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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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River bank reinforcement. © Copyright Roger Whittleston and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
BGS events

GeoScour dataset launch event

Event on 08/09/2022

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A dry riverbed made up of grey stones running through a wood
BGS blogs

Groundwater’s role in the current drought

15/08/2022

Groundwater can play a vital part in keeping the UK’s water supply flowing, but we need to ensure that we monitor levels and rates of extraction during dry spells.

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Portrait of Mary Anning by Benjamin John Merifield Donne, 1850
BGS blogs
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
BGS news
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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BGS Organic Geochemistry Facility
BGS blogs
Success for Sustainable Labs Initiative

31/03/2021

Improving the sustainability of our laboratories is integral to the BGS Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

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Sirena Deep Five Deeps Expedition ©Atlantic Productions for Discovery Channel 2020
BGS news
Uncovering secrets of the Mariana Trench

31/03/2021

Scientists have discovered that the true extent of the deepest parts of our oceans may be far larger than they previously thought.

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BGS news
CO2 storage testbed consultation

30/03/2021

BGS and NERC are now seeking views on possible research priorities for a potential new storage testbed

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BGS events
Extractive Industry Geology 2022 conference

Event from 06/07/2022 to 09/07/2022

Peter Chalk Centre, University of Exeter

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BGS news
ODA statement

29/03/2021

BGS is currently working across NERC/UKRI and with all its partners to understand the impact on our current ODA funded projects.

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A motor showing copper wires inside it
Research highlight
Insights into the ‘missing link’ of how copper ore deposits form

26/03/2021

Porphyry deposits provide around 75 per cent of the world’s copper, which is in increasing demand as a major raw material in power infrastructure and green technologies.

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