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Digger in a quarry
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UK’s mineral production, consumption and trade revealed in new report

06/04/2021

BGS has published the United Kingdom Minerals Yearbook 2020, with partners the Confederation of British Industry Minerals Group and Mineral Products Association

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Sirena Deep Five Deeps Expedition ©Atlantic Productions for Discovery Channel 2020
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Uncovering secrets of the Mariana Trench

31/03/2021

Scientists have discovered that the true extent of the deepest parts of our oceans may be far larger than they previously thought.

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BGS Organic Geochemistry Facility
BGS blogs

Success for Sustainable Labs Initiative

31/03/2021

Improving the sustainability of our laboratories is integral to the British Geological Survey’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy

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Patrick Gray Head of Digital Products, Ideation and Enterprise
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BGS welcomes Patrick Gray , Head of Digital Products, Ideation and Enterprise

11/01/2021

Patrick comes with a wealth of data, product and partnership management experience across a variety of commercial markets.

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Robots and autonomous systems, such as drones, have a large range of potential applications. Source: Unsplash / @jeisblack
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BGS joins international research into robotic revolution

08/01/2021

International research illustrates the opportunities and challenges that robots and autonomous systems, could bring for urban biodiversity and ecosystems in the future.

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BGS podcast on Sustainable Development Goals
BGS Podcasts
Sustainable Development Goals with Dr Joel Gill

08/01/2021

Dr Joel Gill discusses the role geoscience plays in achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the ethics of storytelling.

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Dr Alison Monaghan
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Dr Alison Monaghan awarded MBE

30/12/2020

Dr Alison Monaghan, has been recognised in the 2021 Queen’s New Year Honours List, for her outstanding contribution to geology.

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BGS podcast with Dr Karen Hanghøj
BGS Podcasts
Geoscience and climate change with Karen Hanghøj

17/12/2020

On the first edition of the BGS podcast, Director Dr Karen Hanghøj discusses critical Earth materials, climate change and COP26, due to be held in Glasgow in 2021.

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Eyjafjallajökull eruption, Iceland May 2010
BGS blogs
A new BGS platform to model volcanic ash in the atmosphere

16/12/2020

BGS has supported the creation of a new modelling platform to aid research workflows around ash dispersion simulation.

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Evidence week 2020 - Data from underground
BGS blogs
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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