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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).

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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.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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The aurora over Haddington, Scotland. Credit: Migle Petruskeviciute
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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.

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ODA statement

29/03/2021

BGS is currently working across NERC/UKRI and with all its partners to understand the impact on our current ODA funded projects.

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Research highlight
Insights into the ‘missing link’ of how copper ore deposits form

26/03/2021

Porphyry deposits provide around 75 per cent of the world’s copper, which is in increasing demand as a major raw material in power infrastructure and green technologies.

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New instrument to characterise the geochemistry of microscopic, solid-rock materials resulting from ancient fluid events such as those occurring during or after volcanic eruptions. Image credit: BGS ©UKRI. All rights reserved.
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Funding for a new type of mass spectrometer to aid net zero research

25/03/2021

This new instrument will be used to characterise the geochemistry of microscopic, solid-rock materials.

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The BGS iGeology app has been downloaded over 400 000 times worldwide by users such as building surveyors, walkers, teachers and geologists. © sturti iStock.
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iGeology: enhancing the visibility of BGS map data and reports

24/03/2021

Downloaded over 400 000 times worldwide by building surveyors, walkers, teachers and geologists

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World Water Day
BGS blogs
World Water Day

22/03/2021

Jade Ward shares an overview of the ways in which groundwater resources are helping to address worldwide issues such as the global water crisis, waterborne disease and climate change adaptation.

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PhD student Sophia
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Land-to-lake micronutrient transfer in east Africa

18/03/2021

Sophia shares her experience from her first year as a PhD student with the Inorganic Geochemistry Facility

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Environmental understanding: adapting to a changing climate

16/03/2021

From food security to mitigating geohazard risks, environmental understanding is essential for mitigation and resilience in a changing climate.

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10 years on: the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

11/03/2021

In remembrance, Prof David Tappin discusses the importance of tsunami anniversaries

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