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Mineral specimen of linarite, Leadhills, Lanarkshire. P521533
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UK’s first Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre to help build a more resilient economy

04/07/2022

The UK’s first-ever centre to collect and analyse information on the supply of critical minerals, which are vital to the UK’s economic success and national security, has officially launched.

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BGS Geology Viewer for mobile and desktop
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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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BGS Open Day 2022
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BGS Open Day 2022

Event on 25/06/2022

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broad backed chaser dragonfly at BGS Keywort
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The importance of biodiversity in achieving Net Zero

02/07/2022

Protecting the natural world is an important component in achieving Net Zero.

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brownfield-redevelopment
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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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Sand mining operation.
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Joint project aims to support sustainable development in Kenya

12/10/2020

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is part of a joint UK-Kenyan international project that aims to blend data and information with local stakeholder input to explore the sustainable supply of sand and aggregates in Kenya.

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Andrew McConnochie BGS Director of Operations
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BGS Welcomes Andrew McConnochie as Director of Operations

09/10/2020

Andrew will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the operational support infrastructure at BGS.

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Big Borehole Dig
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Join our Big Borehole Dig

07/10/2020

BGS and the Dig-To-Share Project have launched the Big Borehole Dig – a citizen science initiative to help improve the availability and accessibility of borehole data for all, and we’re looking for anyone with an interest in boreholes or geology to get involved.

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Drilling platform for deep drilling in Lake Ohrid (Photo credit: Thomas Wilke)
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Deep drilling in Europe’s oldest and most species-rich lake provides new insights into evolution

02/10/2020

The older and more stable an ecosystem is, the longer lived its species and the more stable the species communities are.

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Seismic data featured in Natural History Museum project to highlight impact of Covid-19

01/10/2020

BGS seismic data is featured in a Natural History Museum Public engagement initiative, showing changes in the movement of people, air and noise pollution, and wildlife sightings in the UK during lockdown.

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The Lyell Centre
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Lyell Centre opens its doors for a special virtual weekend

25/09/2020

Members of the public will get a rare chance to take a look behind the scenes of the Lyell Centre later this month.

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