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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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Aurora borealis in northern Norway. © Jeremy Bishop/Unsplash.
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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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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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Records and aerial photos stored in the Zambian GSD archive. © Rachel Talbot.
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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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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 18 May 1980 eruption exposed along drainages in the pumice plain. 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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Subsidence warning notice, Arvalee © Kenneth Allen cc-by-sa/2.0. Geograph Britain and Ireland
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Evolving policies in the face of climate change: BGS data can help

25/08/2023

Climate change is increasingly recognised as a major challenge for organisations, with the need for adaptation driving a wave of policy updates and reforms across multiple sectors. BGS data holdings are relevant to many of these changes and the following examples outline how these data packages can be applied.

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Understanding Nottinghamshire’s groundwater microbial ecosystems

24/08/2023

PhD student Archita Bhattacharyya is undertaking a project focused on exploring the ecosystem of microorganisms in groundwater of England.

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‘Core blimey!’ A PhD fieldwork trip to India

22/08/2023

PhD student Hamish Duncalf-Youngson recently visited Manipur, India, to assess the effects of aquaculture, environmental change and pollution at this internationally important site.

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Midlands Innovation TALENT placement at BGS

15/08/2023

Jodie Brown revisits her time at BGS’s Stable Isotope Facility as part of the Midlands Innovation TALENT project, which aims to increase the status of technicians.

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