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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.
BGS blogs

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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Evidence week 2020 - Data from underground
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Evidence Week 2020

14/12/2020

The UK Geoenergy Observatories team took part in Evidence Week 2020 to talk to parliamentarians about the essential role of geoenergy in the energy mix to meet net zero.

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UK Geoenergy Observatories - Glasgow Observatory
BGS news
UK’s new underground observatory open for research

07/12/2020

The UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow, which will give scientists an unprecedented look at the subsurface, holds its virtual opening.

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Young boy drinking water from tap, Tanzania. Photo by Chaucharanje, Pexels
Research highlight
Real-time monitoring of faecally contaminated drinking water

04/12/2020

Tryptophan-like fluorescence (TLF) represents an approach to instantaneously assess microbial risks in drinking water.

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Mine water drainage from an abandoned colliery in south Wales, UK
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New maps reveal heat stored in Britain’s abandoned coal mines

01/12/2020

BGS and the Coal Authority have released maps which for the first time, reveal the extent to which heat is stored in Britain’s abandoned coal mines.

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BGS blogs
Developing new seismic hazard maps for the UK

30/11/2020

Understanding and quantifying the hazard earthquakes pose to the built environment in the UK.

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BGS’s Dr Kathryn Goodenough features in 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2020

25/11/2020

Dr Kathryn Goodenough, Principal Geologist, of the British Geological Survey (BGS) has been recognised in the 2020 edition of ‘100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’, a bi-annual publication which celebrates the extraordinary contribution of women in the global mining industry and identifies role models for future generations.

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