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BRITICE-CHRONO team in conversation on board RRS James Cook
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Project findings provide essential insight into the last British–Irish ice sheet

29/09/2022

Understanding more about the north-west European continental shelf and improving forecasting for the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.

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Anglesey lighthouse
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New geological map of offshore Anglesey released

28/09/2022

BGS has released a new fine-scale digital map featuring the seabed geology of offshore Anglesey (Ynys Môn).

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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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Ducks on water, photo credit: HeikeKampe from Getty Images Signature
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Missing components of nitrogen cycling budgets across the United States

23/09/2022

As a BGS-hosted Lancaster University PhD student, Elizabeth Flint has been working to understand the effects of water supply processes upon macronutrient cycling.

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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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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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