New seabed geology maps for offshore Yorkshire
Offshore Yorkshire is the latest map to be released in BGS's series of fine-scale digital seabed maps.
New BGS karst report released for Hampshire and Wiltshire
The report details the evidence for karst processes in areas of soluble rocks that have not previously been considered karstic.
Below the bonnie banks: mapping Loch Lomond’s underwater landslides
Using high-resolution, multibeam bathymetry and shallow seismic imaging, BGS’s marine geoscience and landslides teams are mapping historic landslides under the waters of Loch Lomond.
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A PhD in Peru: a country of contrasts
PhD student Tom Gribbin explains his work on water security in the Peruvian ‘water towers’.
Adventures in elemental mapping – part 1: analysis of minerals
The BGS Inorganic Chemistry team discuss their new laser micro-sampling and analysis system and what it means for the future of our research — and possibly yours…
Geology and cycling: the rocks behind the race
The UK’s biggest and most prestigious bike race would not be what it is today, without a nod to the humble rock.
BGS GeoScour: bridging the river erosion data gap
The geological properties of bedrock and superficial deposits that make up riverbeds and banks are fundamental controls on the susceptibility of any given river reach to scouring.
Citizen science: become part of a real-time Global Landslide Detector
BGS and partners are trialling a new social media tool that detects worldwide landslides in real time.
Groundwater’s role in the current drought
Groundwater can play a vital part in keeping the UK’s water supply flowing, but we need to ensure that we monitor levels and rates of extraction during dry spells.
Sampling salt marsh sediments: a Thames microplastics fieldtrip
Megan Trusler gives an overview of her PhD project, which studies the role salt marshes play in the accumulation and transport of microplastics.
River erosion: the forgotten hazard of flooding
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.