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BGS Strategy – Stakeholder Survey

05/08/2022

Have your say as we develop our new 2023-2027 strategy.

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Variometer hut at the Lerwick Magnetic Observatory, designed in 1921
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Observing magnetic fields: 100 years of data

02/08/2022

Marking the centenary of the Lerwick Geophysical Observatory.

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River bank reinforcement. © Copyright Roger Whittleston and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
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GeoScour dataset launch event

Event on 08/09/2022

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Bank erosion of the River Gretna, Cumbria’
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River erosion: the forgotten hazard of flooding

03/08/2022

Impacts from flood events can be widespread, long-lasting and extremely costly. The UK Government and environmental protection agencies continue to invest heavily in mitigation measures, as well as trying to predict which areas are most at risk.

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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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Power station © Chris Rochelle
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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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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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