News and events

Latest

BGS Keyworth Geological Walk
BGS news

Science advisory committee member vacancies

22/05/2024

The BGS has released its new strategy to cover the period 2023-2028 and is now looking to make appointments to its independent Science Advisory Committee (SAC).

Show more
the-great-opencast-at-parys-mountain-mine-P556423
BGS news

Over 600 mineral exploration project reports now available through the UK Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre

17/05/2024

All 662 reports from the Mineral Exploration and Investigation Grants Act programme are now available on the Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre website.

Show more
bgs-open-day-artwork-2024
BGS events

BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

Show more
The aurora over Haddington, Scotland. Credit: Migle Petruskeviciute
BGS blogs

A-roaring display

16/05/2024

The dazzling and colourful aurora borealis, or northern lights, observed by many across the UK last weekend was one of the most extreme and long-lasting geomagnetic storms recorded in the last 155 years.

Show more

Explore more news

Browse all news and events by category

Crack in a wall of a house caused by subsidence
BGS news
Maps show the real threat of climate-related subsidence to British homes and properties

19/05/2021

New maps launched by BGS reveal how climate change is likely to drive an increase in subsidence-related issues for British homes and properties over the next 50 years.

Show more
Podcast_web_Alan_MacDonald
BGS Podcasts
Groundwater resilience with Alan MacDonald

14/05/2021

Learn more about our groundwater resilience research and our work with WaterAid on the UPGro project, focusing on groundwater availability in Africa.

Show more
Map showing the locations (red dots) of the deepest points in each of the world’s five oceans (Atlantic, Southern, Indian, Pacific and Arctic). Global bathymetry from Global Multi-Resolution Topography Synthesis (GMRT).
BGS news
Deepest points of the Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean revealed

11/05/2021

As part of the Five Deeps Expedition team, scientists from BGS have surveyed in detail the deepest reaches of the Java and South Sandwich trenches.

Show more
Floodplain wetland, Eddleston
BGS blogs
Building with nature and geology to protect against flooding

30/04/2021

Discover how BGS is working alongside partners to investigate the effectiveness of natural flood management initiatives and mitigate the threat of flooding.

Show more
Vietnam is susceptible to natural hazards linked to extreme weather events. Source: © ThuyHaBich from Pixabay
BGS events
Community integration with weather-related hazard adaption and mitigation in Vietnam

Event from 15/06/2021 to 17/06/2021

BGS, in partnership with Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR) and with community engagement, has created a workshop that aims to increase preparation for hydrometeorological hazards and will allow researchers to maximise the social impacts of national and international research programmes.

Show more
BGS Hazard and resilience mo
BGS blogs
Five minutes with … the BGS Hazard and Resilience Modelling team

22/04/2021

Meet the team behind our geohazard products and datasets.

Show more
SDG scientists edit
BGS news
New book sets out the role of geoscience in achieving a sustainable future

21/04/2021

The role of geoscience in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals is the subject of a new book edited by staff at the British Geological Survey (BGS) and Geology for Global Development (GfGD), a charity which aims to promote the role of geology in sustainable development.

Show more

Was this page helpful?

  • How can we make this section better?*

  • Please select a reason*

  • How can we make this section better?*