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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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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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River bank reinforcement. © Copyright Roger Whittleston and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
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GeoScour dataset launch event

Event on 08/09/2022

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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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An atlantic salmon attempting to jump up a waterfall in the Scottish Highlands, on a journey to spawning grounds.
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Climate change and human exploitation linked to historic decline in Atlantic salmon

08/06/2022

New research reveals that both a change in climate and human exploitation played a role in a decline in North Atlantic salmon populations.

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Stalked Ascidean - image by Atlantic Productions
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Scientists reveal extraordinary ecosystems in the deepest part of the Indian Ocean

08/06/2022

New technology has enabled marine scientists to capture some of the world’s first images of previously unexplored habitats in the deepest point of the Indian Ocean.

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Nine BGS staff members standing and crouching around the new bug palace, which is made out of wooden pallets and logs, sticks, grass, stones and bricks in a pile.
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Staff sustainability practices around BGS

01/06/2022

BGS recently made time for employees at our sites around the UK to spend a few hours on projects focusing on increasing sustainability, both in their offices and in the local area.

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Positively blooming: Japanese flowering cherry trees planted at BGS Keyworth to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee

31/05/2022

The walkway of eight trees has been planted in the grounds of BGS headquarters in Keyworth to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne.

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EGU Austria 2022
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BGS to join worldwide geoscience community at EGU General Assembly 2022

20/05/2022

The EGU General Assembly 2022 brings together geoscientists from all over the world for one meeting from 23 to 27 May.

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Mining hazard data (not including coal) from BGS

17/05/2022

Great Britain has over 250 000 documented mining sites and the underground voids resulting from past mining activity pose a possible hazard. Knowledge of the distribution of former mining areas will help us to plan for future development and ongoing maintenance.

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Bismuth (synthetic form). © BGS / UKRI
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New publication shows geological supply of bismuth is greater than previously understood

17/05/2022

A new publication highlights the wide-ranging geological availability of bismuth, a critical raw material that has historically been overlooked in academic research.

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BGS Open Day 2022
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BGS Open Day 2022

Event on 25/06/2022

Join us for a FREE day of science and discovery as we explore the fascinating world beneath our feet!

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