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Murrayfield Stadium located in Edinburgh, Scotland - © Thomas Feige /
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Quake it off: Taylor Swift concerts shake Edinburgh


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


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 


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


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
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UK’s new underground observatory open for research


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


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


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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2007 Folkestone earthquake
BGS blogs
Developing new seismic hazard maps for the UK


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

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