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Kamativi lithium pegmatite, Zimbabwe
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Lithium resources, and their potential to support battery supply chains, in Africa


A new BGS report reviews known resources of lithium, and engagement in the battery supply chain, across key African countries.

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A large, unused, urban brownfield site with open land covered in cracked, overgrown concrete awaiting development in Leeds, England. © Adobe Stock, 282946502.
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Engineers invited to take part in survey to improve understanding of cost estimates for UK brownfield sites


Quantity surveyors and civil engineers have until the end of July to take part in a survey that will help to improve the accuracy of indicative cost estimates for UK brownfield sites.

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Buildings that have been damaged being shored up with long plans of wood in a nearly deserted street
BGS blogs

Using satellite imagery for emergency disaster response


BGS has a long history of assisting relief efforts by providing satellite maps, data and interpretation to those affected by disasters, helping to identify hazardous areas to avoid.

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


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.

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BGS Podcasts
Groundwater resilience with Alan MacDonald


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

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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).
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Deepest points of the Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean revealed


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.

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Floodplain wetland, Eddleston
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Building with nature and geology to protect against flooding


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

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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.

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


Meet the team behind our geohazard products and datasets.

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


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.

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