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BGS launches new Geology Viewer

30/06/2022

A new app providing easy access to the subsurface of Britain has been released by BGS.

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Overview of the 3D alkaline-silicate geomodel showing a surface caldera, and a series of mafic staging chambers.
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New 3D model will help guide exploration for rare earth element deposits in alkaline igneous systems

30/06/2022

A team of scientists and institutions across Europe have developed a new 3D geological model designed to guide exploration for rare earth elements.

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BGS Open Day 2022
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BGS Open Day 2022

Event on 25/06/2022

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Working at BGS as an postgraduate intern

15/06/2022

Environmental geochemistry masters student, Katie Williams, shares her experience following a placement in the Stable Isotope Facility

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BGS responds to Government’s ambitious Ten Point Plan for net zero transition

18/11/2020

BGS has welcomed the Government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution which highlights the importance of geology and the ongoing need to support essential geoscientific research that will underpin the UK’s long term energy transition.

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BGS to play its part in circular economy centres to drive UK to sustainable future

13/11/2020

The British Geological Survey (BGS) will be at the heart of two pioneering new research centres designed to help drive the UK towards a circular economy and a more sustainable future.

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BGS shortlisted for Ground Engineering awards

04/11/2020

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has been shortlisted for an award for its high-resolution geological characterisation of the Lower Thames Crossing.

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BGS study to investigate potential for CO2 storage testbed

30/10/2020

A new study to be undertaken by the British Geological Survey (BGS), on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), will scope out the potential for a deep borehole carbon dioxide (CO2) storage research testbed.

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Preston New Road shale gas site
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Methane release from UK shale gas site equivalent to 142 trans-Atlantic flights

28/10/2020

Operations at the Preston New Road shale gas site led to an atmospheric venting of 4.2 tonnes of methane gas that was detected at a nearby station installed by researchers from the University of Manchester as part of a project led by the British Geological Survey (BGS).

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BGS partner with Arcadis in £70 000 research programme to support brownfield development

15/10/2020

New research will explore microorganisms with the potential to breakdown hazardous chemicals in the environment.

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Dr Gus Gunn
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British Geological Survey HRA Gus Gunn to be awarded MBE

14/10/2020

Andrew Gordon Gunn – known to all as Gus – has been awarded an MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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