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BGS joins international research into robotic revolution

08/01/2021

International research illustrates the opportunities and challenges that robots and autonomous systems, could bring for urban biodiversity and ecosystems in the future.

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UK’s new underground observatory open for research

07/12/2020

The UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow, which will give scientists an unprecedented look at the subsurface, holds its virtual opening.

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Young boy drinking water from tap, Tanzania. Photo by Chaucharanje, Pexels
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Real-time monitoring of faecally contaminated drinking water

04/12/2020

Tryptophan-like fluorescence (TLF) represents an approach to instantaneously assess microbial risks in drinking water. Particularly suited to high-level screening, the technique could be used to identify high-risk sites, prioritise treatment or other interventions and potentially reduce the consumption of faecally contaminated drinking water.

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New maps reveal heat stored in Britain’s abandoned coal mines

01/12/2020

The British Geological Survey (BGS) and Coal Authority have released maps which for the first time, reveal the extent to which heat is stored in Britain’s abandoned coal mines.

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BGS’ Dr Kathryn Goodenough features in 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2020

25/11/2020

Dr Kathryn Goodenough, Principal Geologist, of the British Geological Survey (BGS) has been recognised in the 2020 edition of ‘100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’, a bi-annual publication which celebrates the extraordinary contribution of women in the global mining industry and identifies role models for future generations.

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BGS data supports new tool to track geological changes in abandoned coal mines
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BGS data supports new tool to track geological changes in abandoned coal mines

20/11/2020

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is part of a multi-disciplinary team led by the University of Nottingham to develop a remote monitoring tool designed to help authorities manage public safety and environmental issues in recently abandoned coal mines.

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