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BGS receives funding for new system to analyse oxygen Isotopes

26/09/2022

A major upgrade of BGS's research equipment following investment from NERC will help scientists understand historic changes in climate.

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A white man in a blue jacket standing in front of a grassy plain with snowy mountains in the background. He is smiling broadly and has his arms folded.
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A PhD in Peru: a country of contrasts

23/09/2022

PhD student Tom Gribbin explains his work on water security in the Peruvian ‘water towers’.

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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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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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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

BGS Product Development invites you to the launch of our newly updated dataset, GeoScour.

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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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An array of solar panels in a field
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UK’s geomagnetic blind spots tackled with new observatories

28/07/2022

Three new geomagnetic observatories have been installed across the UK to fill in the country’s 'blind spots' and tackle the risk posed by space weather.

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artist's impression of Auroralumina attenboroughii
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560-million-year-old fossil is first animal predator

25/07/2022

The specimen is the first of its kind to be found and is related to the group that includes modern corals, jellyfish and anemones.

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Two white men are standing in front of a low, sandy cliff
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Zambia: the copper mining powerhouse looking towards a safer, low-carbon future

25/07/2022

BGS scientists Clive Mitchell (industrial minerals geologist) and Elliott Hamilton (environmental chemist) report on their recent visit to the Copperbelt Province in Zambia.

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Preparation of lake carbonate samples with acid in order to analyse carbon and oxygen isotopes.
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Training in stable isotope analysis as a PhD student from Croatia

20/07/2022

Recently, Ivona Ivkić Filipović visited BGS to undertake a placement at the Stable Isotope Facility. Here, she tells us a little about her experience and how it will contribute to her PhD research.

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Dorset coastline
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Increased risk to the public from rockfalls as a result of the forecasted heatwave

15/07/2022

Take notice of warning signs and avoid going directly under or on top of cliffs, no matter how tempting it might be.

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SA BGS staff member working in one of the laboratories at our Keyworth HQ.
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BGS receives silver LEAF accreditation for sustainable practices

12/07/2022

The accreditation is a standard awarded to laboratories that can demonstrate practical steps towards improved efficiency and sustainability.

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