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Quake it off: Taylor Swift concerts shake Edinburgh

13/06/2024

Seismometers around Edinburgh were triggered by the rapturous Murrayfield crowds over the weekend.

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Visitors taking part in the demonstration in BGS’s conference suit. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS opens its doors to visitors at its Open Day in Keyworth

12/06/2024

BGS hosted its bi-annual Open Day on 8 June 2024, welcoming more than 1000 visitors to its headquarters in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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Sophia and Job at BGS conducting specialist analysis of Pu in soils.
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Harnessing global collaboration: UK/Kenya partnership in soil erosion research 

31/05/2024

Collaboration between scientists is vital in today's interconnected world to further scientific progress. In environmental research, issues such as soil erosion demand collaboration on an international scale. 

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UK bidding to host the International Geological Congress 2028

18/03/2024

BGS has partnered with the Geological Society of London and the Scottish Geology Trust to develop a bid to host the 38th International Geological Congress in Glasgow in 2028.

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BGS staff sampling a chalk spring for microplastics in 2024. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS to lead a new research project on microplastic occurrence in springs

06/03/2024

BGS has been awarded a two-year research project to undertake the first assessment of microplastic occurrence in springs in the UK.

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Breaking ground ceremony. L to R: Sami Massum (BGS), David Boon (BGS), Councillor Rob Inglis, Michelle Bentham, (BGS), Mark Thorpe (Pick Everard), Ross Goodband (Pick Everard), Ruth Edwards MP, Daniel Crow (BGS), Gershwyn Soanes (BGS), Andrew McConnochie (BGS), Mike Potter (NERC), James Howell (NERC) and Edward Leddy-Owen. BGS © UKRI.
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Local MP helps BGS launch a ‘living laboratory’  

05/03/2024

BGS is implementing a low-carbon heating system to help meet its net zero targets and provide data to the public.

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IODP Expedition 389 science party members, including BGS's Margaret Stewart (second from right), discussing cores. Marley Parker @ ECORD_IODP.
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Scientists produce first record of environmental data off coast of Hawai’i

01/03/2024

An international team of researchers, including BGS geoscientists, have succeeded in acquiring a continuous record of environmental data using fossilised coral from Hawai’i.

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New BGS Board member

01/03/2024

New non-executive director appointed to the BGS Board.

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Debris flow susceptibility model GlenCoe. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown Copyright and database rights 2022.
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BGS data product licence fees to rise

01/03/2024

New direct licence fees to be introduced from 1 April 2024.

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Margarita Segou. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS seismologist named editor-in-chief of Geophysical Journal International

29/02/2024

Margarita Segou has been appointed as the editor-in-chief of one of the world’s leading, peer-reviewed research journals in solid-Earth geophysics.

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BGS to help deliver International Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Resource Management

27/02/2024

BGS has been announced as part of a consortium approved by the UN to deliver its International Centres of Excellence on Sustainable Resource Management.

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