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Scientists produce first record of environmental data off coast of Hawai’i

22/02/2024

An international team of researchers, including BGS geoscientists, have succeeded in acquiring a continuous record of environmental data using fossilised coral from Hawai’i.

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St Andrew's House, Edinburgh, Scotland. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS scientist announced as Scottish Government policy fellow

06/02/2024

BGS geohazard scientist Roxana Ciurean has been named amongst new policy fellows for the Scottish Government.

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Hungry like a wolf: new insights from old bones housed in the BGS museum collections

18/01/2024

BGS scientists are studying the diets of ancient British wolves and how they adapted to changing environments.

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Geology beneath the waves lecture
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Geology beneath the waves: developing maps and models of the sea floor

Event on 23/11/2023

A special webinar focusing on our cutting-edge sea floor mapping research and an exciting new project exploring the deepest reaches of the world's oceans. A recording is now available.

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UK Criticality Assessment: A revised Methodology
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UK assessment of technology-critical minerals and metals

12/10/2023

New publication by the UK Critical Mineral Intelligence Centre sets out a revised methodology

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Recovering the scientific landers on RV Dagon. © Inkfish.
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Trans-Pacific Transit 2023: deep-diving ocean partnership sets sail

04/10/2023

BGS has joined a multidisciplinary research expedition to ‘explore the unexplored’ and fill in some of the biggest gaps in our knowledge of the oceans' darkest depths.

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Adult hornet moth with a wingspan of 45mm (left) and the slightly smaller, and much more widespread, lunar hornet moth (right), which has also been recorded at BGS Keyworth. The main differences are the yellow face and the pair of yellow ‘headlights’ on the shoulders of the hornet moth. © Steve Mathers
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Rare hornet moth colony found at BGS Keyworth

03/10/2023

A colony of these rare clearwing moths has recently been discovered on site at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth.

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Five students stand behind a sign for the British Geological Survey
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Nurturing early career scientists: 20 years of undergraduate industrial placements at BGS

28/09/2023

Michael Watts, BGS Head of Inorganic Chemistry, and previous placement students reflect on their experiences working at BGS’s Inorganic Geochemistry Facility over the past 20 years.

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Left to right: Luzie Schnieders (MARUM), Nancy Prouty (USGS), Hannah Grant (BGS) and Mary Mowat (BGS) on the deck as the MMA Valour sets sail. Photo credit MarleyParker@ECORD_IODP
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Scientists set sail to investigate high-resolution sea level, climate and coral reef records

25/09/2023

BGS scientists are taking part in an expedition off Hawai'i to investigate sea-level changes recorded by ancient coral reefs.

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Fossils, including microfossils such as this foraminifera, can tell us about past climates and environments via analysis of their shells' chemical composition. Florilus asterizans from Hong Kong. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS laboratory spotlight: isotopes as recorders of climate and environmental change

06/09/2023

How measuring oxygen and carbon isotopes in tiny fossils improves our understanding of past climate.

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Pyroclastic density current deposits from the May 18th 1980 eruption exposed along drainages in the pumice plain. Samantha Engwell © BGS / UKRI
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In photos: a volcanic field trip

31/08/2023

Volcanologist Samantha Engwell visited the Cascades in the United States to learn more about the 1980 Mount St Helens volcanic eruption.

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