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National Hydrocarbons Data Archive files now accessible through the National Data Repository

15/07/2024

Offshore well and survey information held within BGS’s archive have now been transferred to the North Sea Transition Authority’s National Data Repository to enable greater access.

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Pale cliffs above a flat grassy area with ivy and trees growing across some of them. There are several, large and small caves in the cliffs.
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Creswell Crags Museum collections offer insight into the past and future of wolves

12/07/2024

Bones found at the site are helping scientists to understand the diet of wolves and how they differ over time.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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Nine people in two groups (four to the left; five to the right) standing on grey rocks with brown cliffs behind them.
BGS blogs

The heat beneath our feet: BGS field visit to Tuscan geothermal systems

05/07/2024

BGS visits the active and fossilised geothermal systems of southern Tuscany, Italy.

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Hydrological parameterisation (left) and simulated groundwater heads (right). BGS © UKRI.
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First national-scale groundwater model in Great Britain developed

14/05/2024

BGS has developed a new model that provides a unique tool for simulating groundwater resources at a national scale.

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The Seabed substrate map of Iceland’s marine areas has been compiled for the country´s first comprehensive seabed substrate data set and based on the available data points (>3000) of seafloor samples (unpublished data by the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute of Iceland; Thors, 1978; Erlendsson et al., 2015, 2023). © Iceland GeoSurvey.
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BGS awarded research grant to support potential offshore wind development in Iceland

13/05/2024

BGS has been awarded the NERC-Arctic grant for a collaboration project with Iceland GeoSurvey.

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CT Slice View of coral core (left) and basalt core (right) BGS © ECORD/IODP
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Largest CT core scan completed at the BGS Core Scanning Facility

09/05/2024

BGS has completed its largest CT core scan project to date, with around 400 m of core imaged for the IODP Drowned Reefs project.

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Professor Jonathan Chambers. BGS © UKRI.
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New BGS Chief Scientist for multi-hazards and resilience announced

09/05/2024

Prof Jonathan Chambers has been appointed as the new BGS Chief Scientist for multi-hazards and resilience, effective from 1 June 2024.

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Illustrative figure to show links between the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the urban environment. Over and above SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), urban centres can help deliver many of the UN SDGs. (Source: UN SDGs and Geological Survey of Norway, NGU.)
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Delivering a sustainable urban future for Europe through geoscience

08/05/2024

Research, led by BGS and EuroGeoSurveys’ Urban Geology Expert Group, explores how urban geoscience is reflected in European urban and environmental policy.

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Scott's Monument, west elevation. © BGS/UKRI
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Building stones spotlight: the Sir Walter Scott Memorial 25 years after its conservation

29/04/2024

BGS geologist, Luis Albornoz-Parra, discusses the iconic Edinburgh monument, the building stones used in its construction and the result (so far) of its conservation efforts.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

Join us on 8 June 2024 to explore volcanoes and earthquakes, soils and aquifers, the sea, the sky and everything in between!

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Distribution of sites in the first digital release of the legacy geothermal catalogue. BGS © UKRI.
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UK legacy geothermal catalogue released in digital format for the first time

18/04/2024

BGS has released the first digital version of the UK legacy geothermal catalogue of subsurface temperature measurements, rock thermal conductivity measurements and heat flow calculations.

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