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Quake it off: Taylor Swift concerts shake Edinburgh

13/06/2024

Seismometers around Edinburgh were triggered by the rapturous Murrayfield crowds over the weekend.

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Visitors taking part in the demonstration in BGS’s conference suit. BGS © UKRI.
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BGS opens its doors to visitors at its Open Day in Keyworth

12/06/2024

BGS hosted its bi-annual Open Day on 8 June 2024, welcoming more than 1000 visitors to its headquarters in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.

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BGS Open Day 2024

Event on 08/06/2024

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Sophia and Job at BGS conducting specialist analysis of Pu in soils.
BGS blogs

Harnessing global collaboration: UK/Kenya partnership in soil erosion research 

31/05/2024

Collaboration between scientists is vital in today's interconnected world to further scientific progress. In environmental research, issues such as soil erosion demand collaboration on an international scale. 

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Columnar jointing on the side of a steep valley.
BGS blogs
Spooky geology

31/10/2022

Explore thirteen of our favourite spooky geological hotspots around the UK.

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Examining the glacial sediments exposed in the cliffs at Happisburgh. Sarah Arkley, BGS © UKRI.
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Notes from an applied glacial geology field course in Norfolk

28/10/2022

Marine geoscientist Catriona MacDonald and urban geologist Raushan Arnhardt share their experiences from a recent trip to north Norfolk to learn more about glacial geology.

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Tracking nitrate and ammonium in the environment

20/10/2022

Newly developed methodologies are improving our understanding of nitrogen cycling.

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Threats to groundwater quality. BGS © UKRI
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The question of quality: how data science is tackling threats to our groundwater

14/10/2022

An improved understanding of groundwater quality threats could help better manage groundwater resources and mitigate threats to global water supplies.

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The town of Plymouth, the capital of Montserrat in the Lesser Antilles, has been buried by repeated pyroclastic density current and tephra fall events from the Soufrière Hills Volcano (in the background). Repeated pyroclastic density currents and lahars (volcanic mudflows) have extended the land, creating a new coastline. BGS © UKRI.
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Disaster risk reduction through geoscience

13/10/2022

Exploring hazard research at BGS helps us to understand hazard risks and reduce vulnerability to disasters across the globe.

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My role as a stable isotope research assistant

11/10/2022

Dr Harvey Pickard gives us an insight into his new role analysing stable isotopes and getting to grips with some of the laboratory equipment at BGS.

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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 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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