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National Hydrocarbons Data Archive files now accessible through the National Data Repository

15/07/2024

Offshore well and survey information held within BGS’s archive have now been transferred to the North Sea Transition Authority’s National Data Repository to enable greater access.

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Pale cliffs above a flat grassy area with ivy and trees growing across some of them. There are several, large and small caves in the cliffs.
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Creswell Crags Museum collections offer insight into the past and future of wolves

12/07/2024

Bones found at the site are helping scientists to understand the diet of wolves and how they differ over time.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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BGS blogs

The heat beneath our feet: BGS field visit to Tuscan geothermal systems

05/07/2024

BGS visits the active and fossilised geothermal systems of southern Tuscany, Italy.

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Breaking ground ceremony. L to R: Sami Massum (BGS), David Boon (BGS), Councillor Rob Inglis, Michelle Bentham, (BGS), Mark Thorpe (Pick Everard), Ross Goodband (Pick Everard), Ruth Edwards MP, Daniel Crow (BGS), Gershwyn Soanes (BGS), Andrew McConnochie (BGS), Mike Potter (NERC), James Howell (NERC) and Edward Leddy-Owen. BGS © UKRI.
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Local MP helps BGS launch a ‘living laboratory’  

05/03/2024

BGS is implementing a low-carbon heating system to help meet its net zero targets and provide data to the public.

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IODP Expedition 389 science party members, including BGS's Margaret Stewart (second from right), discussing cores. Marley Parker @ ECORD_IODP.
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Scientists produce first record of environmental data off coast of Hawai’i

01/03/2024

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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New BGS Board member

01/03/2024

New non-executive director appointed to the BGS Board.

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Debris flow susceptibility model GlenCoe. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown Copyright and database rights 2022.
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BGS data product licence fees to rise

01/03/2024

New direct licence fees to be introduced from 1 April 2024.

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Margarita Segou. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS seismologist named editor-in-chief of Geophysical Journal International

29/02/2024

Margarita Segou has been appointed as the editor-in-chief of one of the world’s leading, peer-reviewed research journals in solid-Earth geophysics.

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Flags of countries in front of the United Nations office at Geneva. © Xabi Oregi, Pexels.
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BGS to help deliver International Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Resource Management

27/02/2024

BGS has been announced as part of a consortium approved by the UN to deliver its International Centres of Excellence on Sustainable Resource Management.

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Rebecca Mumpansha, a GSD librarian, with the sales stock of geological maps. © Rachel Talbot. 
BGS blogs
Unlocking key mineral archives at the Zambian Geological Survey Department 

23/02/2024

Rachel Talbot recounts a recent visit by BGS Records staff to the Zambian Geological Survey Department, to assist in critical mineral data management.

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Aurora borealis in northern Norway. © Jeremy Bishop/Unsplash.
BGS blogs
Will 2024 be the Year of the Aurora? 

23/02/2024

The Sun’s approximate eleven-year activity cycle is predicted to peak this year, prompting BGS scientists to anticipate that 2024 will be the ‘Year of the Aurora’.

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