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Creswell Crags Museum collections offer insight into the past and future of wolves

12/07/2024

Bones found at the site are helping scientists to understand the diet of wolves and how they differ over time.

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Seabed geomorphology from part of the central area of the Offshore East Anglia seabed map. BGS © UKRI.
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New research reveals the secrets of the seabed off the East Anglian coast

11/07/2024

New geological map will help in the hunt for new renewable energy opportunities whilst protecting delicate marine ecosystems.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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BGS blogs

The heat beneath our feet: BGS field visit to Tuscan geothermal systems

05/07/2024

BGS visits the active and fossilised geothermal systems of southern Tuscany, Italy.

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BGS’s National Geoscience Data Centre releases over 8000 technical reports

05/06/2024

The technical reports, covering the full spectrum of BGS activities and subjects, were produced between 1950 and 2000.

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Hemerdon mine, Devon. BGS © UKRI.
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UK Minerals Yearbook 2023 now available to download

04/06/2024

The latest edition provides essential information about the production, consumption and trade of UK minerals up to 2022.

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Sophia and Job at BGS conducting specialist analysis of Pu in soils.
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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 announces collaboration with Ordnance Survey

29/05/2024

Ordnance Survey and BGS have teamed up to add a range of geological data products to the OS Data Hub, making it easier for users to access and use geospatial data.

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2024 BGS summer placements scheme

27/05/2024

BGS is offering a six-week placement scheme for early-year students in a geography, earth science or environmental sciences degree.

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Over 600 mineral exploration project reports now available through the UK Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre

17/05/2024

All 662 reports from the Mineral Exploration and Investigation Grants Act programme are now available on the Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre website.

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The aurora over Haddington, Scotland. Credit: Migle Petruskeviciute
BGS blogs
A-roaring display

16/05/2024

The dazzling and colourful aurora borealis, or northern lights, observed by many across the UK last weekend was one of the most extreme and long-lasting geomagnetic storms recorded in the last 155 years.

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Hydrological parameterisation (left) and simulated groundwater heads (right). BGS © UKRI.
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First national-scale groundwater model in Great Britain developed

14/05/2024

BGS has developed a new model that provides a unique tool for simulating groundwater resources at a national scale.

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