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Monitoring storm water runoff in the catchment using autosamplers to gather information on the isotopic and chemical composition of the river waters, and how this changes across the catchment depending on land use. © Leo Peskett / Heriot Watt
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Natural flood management: is geology more important than trees?

23/11/2023

Looking at innovative ways of creating resilience to flooding hazards with natural flood management.

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CMIC conference. BGS © UKRI.
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First annual Critical Mineral Intelligence Centre conference takes place

23/11/2023

The conference took place at BGS’s headquarters in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, on 21 November 2023.

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Extract from Offshore Yorkshire map showing folded and faulted Redcar Mudstone Formation with marine muds, sands and gravels. Bathymetry data acquired by the MCA © Crown Copyright 2022
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Industry-leading data sharing partnership announced

02/11/2023

A data sharing partnership has been agreed between BGS and Ossian, allowing BGS to advance its knowledge of the rock and soil conditions under the seabed.

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New BGS datasets for coastal management, planning and adaptation in the face of climate change

29/03/2022

BGS GeoCoast is a package of geospatial datasets designed to provide information on the geological conditions and constraints around the coastline of Britain.

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GeoCoast dataset launch event

Event on 28/04/2022

BGS invites you to discover more about our new data product to underpin coastal decision making, resilience and adaptation.

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Projected annual use of stored groundwater in Africa
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World Water Day 2022

22/03/2022

Groundwater: how BGS is helping to make the invisible visible

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Pouring drinking water from a well in Mozambique
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BGS and WaterAid publish new research on groundwater resilience

21/03/2022

Most African countries have enough groundwater reserves to face at least five years of drought, new research reveals

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Staff networks enable staff to feel more connected and supported. Image credit: Canva
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The importance of staff networks

18/03/2022

A sense of inclusivity in the workplace is essential for staff health and well-being. Staff networks can help this by bringing together people from a diverse group of backgrounds, as Romesh Palamakumbura explores.

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A white house and an outbuilding with piles of dark grey tephra around them
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Building surveys in La Palma during the 2021 volcanic eruption

18/03/2022

In December 2021, BGS BUFI student Sara Osman visited La Palma in the Canary Islands to assess buildings damaged during the Cumbre Vieja volcanic eruption. In this blog, she talks about her experiences on the island.

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‘Significant opportunity’ for engineering geologists to increase influence on global sustainable development

15/03/2022

Engineering geologists have an essential role to play in meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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BGS launches geoenergy exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre
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Clean Energy Beneath Our Feet launches at Glasgow Science Centre

13/03/2022

A new interactive exhibition has launched at Glasgow Science Centre, inspired by the work of the UK Geoenergy Observatories.

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