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New seabed geology maps for offshore Yorkshire

14/03/2023

Offshore Yorkshire is the latest map to be released in BGS's series of fine-scale digital seabed maps.

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New BGS karst report released for Hampshire and Wiltshire

10/03/2023

The report details the evidence for karst processes in areas of soluble rocks that have not previously been considered karstic.

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Below the bonnie banks: mapping Loch Lomond’s underwater landslides

07/03/2023

Using high-resolution, multibeam bathymetry and shallow seismic imaging, BGS’s marine geoscience and landslides teams are mapping historic landslides under the waters of Loch Lomond.

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New geological map of offshore Anglesey released

10/10/2022

BGS has released a new fine-scale digital map featuring the seabed geology of offshore Anglesey (Ynys Môn).

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Project findings provide essential insight into the last British–Irish ice sheet

29/09/2022

Understanding more about the north-west European continental shelf and improving forecasting for the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.

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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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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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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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Recent scientific advances in the understanding of induced seismicity from hydraulic fracturing of shales
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Scientific report published

22/09/2022

BGS was requested by the UK Government to address six questions related to recent scientific research on the hazard and risk from induced seismicity during hydraulic fracturing of shale rocks.

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Adventures in elemental mapping – part 1: analysis of minerals

21/09/2022

The BGS Inorganic Chemistry team discuss their new laser micro-sampling and analysis system and what it means for the future of our research — and possibly yours…

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: 1926 to 2022

09/09/2022

BGS Director, Dr Karen Hanghøj today paid tribute to the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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