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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.
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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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Diatom silica under Scanning Electron Microscopy for isotope analysis using MOBiS instrumentation BGS © NERC
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BGS receives funding for new system to analyse oxygen Isotopes

26/09/2022

A major upgrade of BGS's research equipment following investment from NERC will help scientists understand historic changes in climate.

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Ducks on water, photo credit: HeikeKampe from Getty Images Signature
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Missing components of nitrogen cycling budgets across the United States

23/09/2022

As a BGS-hosted Lancaster University PhD student, Elizabeth Flint has been working to understand the effects of water supply processes upon macronutrient cycling.

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A white man in a blue jacket standing in front of a grassy plain with snowy mountains in the background. He is smiling broadly and has his arms folded.
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A PhD in Peru: a country of contrasts

23/09/2022

PhD student Tom Gribbin explains his work on water security in the Peruvian ‘water towers’.

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Recent scientific advances in the understanding of induced seismicity from hydraulic fracturing of shales
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Scientific report published

22/09/2022

BGS was requested by the UK Government to address six questions related to recent scientific research on the hazard and risk from induced seismicity during hydraulic fracturing of shale rocks.

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SEM images showing the sphere surfaces skimmed off by the LA-ICP-MS
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Adventures in elemental mapping – part 1: analysis of minerals

21/09/2022

The BGS Inorganic Chemistry team discuss their new laser micro-sampling and analysis system and what it means for the future of our research — and possibly yours…

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 1926 to 2022

09/09/2022

BGS Director, Dr Karen Hanghøj today paid tribute to the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Bicycle in the Scottish Borders
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Geology and cycling: the rocks behind the race

08/09/2022

The UK’s biggest and most prestigious bike race would not be what it is today, without a nod to the humble rock.

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Garry Baker, BGS Director of Informatics
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Garry Baker appointed BGS Director of Informatics

07/09/2022

Garry Baker has been appointed by the British Geological Survey (BGS) to be its new Director of Informatics.

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