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Aurora borealis in northern Norway. © Jeremy Bishop/Unsplash.
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Will 2024 be the Year of the Aurora? 

23/02/2024

The Sun’s approximate eleven-year activity cycle is predicted to peak this year, prompting BGS scientists to anticipate that 2024 will be the ‘Year of the Aurora’.

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Four people standing next to a core sample on a table.
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Scientists produce first record of environmental data off coast of Hawai’i

22/02/2024

An international team of researchers, including BGS geoscientists, have succeeded in acquiring a continuous record of environmental data using fossilised coral from Hawai’i.

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Records and aerial photos stored in the Zambian GSD archive. © Rachel Talbot.
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Unlocking key mineral archives at the Zambian Geological Survey Department 

23/02/2024

Rachel Talbot recounts a recent visit by BGS Records staff to the Zambian Geological Survey Department, to assist in critical mineral data management.

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Rhys and Catriona with members of the AIG conservation team following setup of the survey equipment on board AIG boat Moray. ©AIG/Lorna.
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In photos: marine surveying a remote volcanic island

14/12/2023

A photo blog by members of the BGS Marine Survey team, who recently completed marine surveys around Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean.

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The team on the boat in the shallow waters surrounding Ascension Island. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS completes first mapping expedition to Ascension Island

11/12/2023

BGS marine geoscientists travelled to Ascension Island to support its government with an ongoing, conservation-driven mapping programme.

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BGS to lead new research project on barrier systems to support more sustainable coastal management

06/12/2023

Scientists at BGS will lead a new four-year project that will enhance our understanding of gravel barrier systems across the coastlines of the UK.

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Dry River Pang, Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire, during the drought of 2022. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS publication included in Environment Agency’s review of drought in the UK

05/12/2023

A BGS essay on groundwater and drought has been included in the Environment Agency’s review of the research and scientific understanding of drought.

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Landslide in Seatown, Dorset. © James Loveridge
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BGS receives award at the World Landslide Forum 2023

30/11/2023

BGS's landslide team has been designated a World Centre of Excellence on landslide risk reduction by the International Consortium on Landslides.

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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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Geothermal evidence report, titled ‘Evidence report supporting the deep geothermal energy White Paper: the case for deep geothermal energy – unlocking investment at scale in the UK.’ BGS © UKRI.
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Evidence report on deep geothermal energy opportunities in the UK released

16/11/2023

BGS has published a detailed evidence report that underpins a deep geothermal White Paper.

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