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Depth map of Tonga caldera. Source: Shane Cronin / Uni of Auckland / Tonga Geological Services
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One year on: reflections on the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption

18/01/2023

The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Volcano in January 2022 has highlighted a global unpreparedness for the impacts from large-scale global events.

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Earthquake damage on the Greek island of Kos in 2017. Rubble lies in a street that has fallen from a semi-ruined building.
BGS blogs

MYRIAD-EU: shifting the paradigm in disaster risk management

17/01/2023

How changing our approach to disaster risk reduction practices can create a more resilient future.

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A diagram of houses and the associated shrink-swell risks.
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Property subsidence assessment: helping to mitigate shrink–swell hazard risk

25/01/2023

The BGS Property Subsidence Assessment dataset provides insurers and homeowners with tools to better understand shrink–swell and the risk it poses to homes and businesses.

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Tracking nitrate and ammonium in the environment

20/10/2022

Newly developed methodologies are improving our understanding of nitrogen cycling.

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Threats to groundwater quality. BGS © UKRI
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The question of quality: how data science is tackling threats to our groundwater

14/10/2022

An improved understanding of groundwater quality threats could help better manage groundwater resources and mitigate threats to global water supplies.

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The town of Plymouth, the capital of Montserrat in the Lesser Antilles, has been buried by repeated pyroclastic density current and tephra fall events from the Soufrière Hills Volcano (in the background). Repeated pyroclastic density currents and lahars (volcanic mudflows) have extended the land, creating a new coastline. BGS © UKRI.
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Disaster risk reduction through geoscience

13/10/2022

Exploring hazard research at BGS helps us to understand hazard risks and reduce vulnerability to disasters across the globe.

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My role as a stable isotope research assistant

11/10/2022

Dr Harvey Pickard gives us an insight into his new role analysing stable isotopes and getting to grips with some of the laboratory equipment at BGS.

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Rhossilli Bay on the Gower, south Wales
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New seabed maps offer a window into the distant past

10/10/2022

BGS has begun publishing a new series of high-resolution offshore geological maps showing the distribution of bedrock and sediments that make up the seabed around our coasts.

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Anglesey lighthouse
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New geological map of offshore Anglesey released

10/10/2022

BGS has released a new fine-scale digital map featuring the seabed geology of offshore Anglesey (Ynys Môn).

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BRITICE-CHRONO team in conversation on board RRS James Cook
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Project findings provide essential insight into the last British–Irish ice sheet

29/09/2022

Understanding more about the north-west European continental shelf and improving forecasting for the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.

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