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Depth map of Tonga caldera. Source: Shane Cronin / Uni of Auckland / Tonga Geological Services
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One year on: reflections on the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption

18/01/2023

The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Volcano in January 2022 has highlighted a global unpreparedness for the impacts from large-scale global events.

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Earthquake damage on the Greek island of Kos in 2017. Rubble lies in a street that has fallen from a semi-ruined building.
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MYRIAD-EU: shifting the paradigm in disaster risk management

17/01/2023

How changing our approach to disaster risk reduction practices can create a more resilient future.

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A diagram of houses and the associated shrink-swell risks.
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Property subsidence assessment: helping to mitigate shrink–swell hazard risk

25/01/2023

The BGS Property Subsidence Assessment dataset provides insurers and homeowners with tools to better understand shrink–swell and the risk it poses to homes and businesses.

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An atlantic salmon attempting to jump up a waterfall in the Scottish Highlands, on a journey to spawning grounds.
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Climate change and human exploitation linked to historic decline in Atlantic salmon

08/06/2022

New research reveals that both a change in climate and human exploitation played a role in a decline in North Atlantic salmon populations.

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Stalked Ascidean - image by Atlantic Productions
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Scientists reveal extraordinary ecosystems in the deepest part of the Indian Ocean

08/06/2022

New technology has enabled marine scientists to capture some of the world’s first images of previously unexplored habitats in the deepest point of the Indian Ocean.

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Nine BGS staff members standing and crouching around the new bug palace, which is made out of wooden pallets and logs, sticks, grass, stones and bricks in a pile.
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Staff sustainability practices around BGS

01/06/2022

BGS recently made time for employees at our sites around the UK to spend a few hours on projects focusing on increasing sustainability, both in their offices and in the local area.

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Two white women are looking at a small cherry tree sapling held up by the woman on the left
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Positively blooming: Japanese flowering cherry trees planted at BGS Keyworth to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee

31/05/2022

The walkway of eight trees has been planted in the grounds of BGS headquarters in Keyworth to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne.

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EGU Austria 2022
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BGS to join worldwide geoscience community at EGU General Assembly 2022

20/05/2022

The EGU General Assembly 2022 brings together geoscientists from all over the world for one meeting from 23 to 27 May.

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Mining hazard data (not including coal) from BGS

17/05/2022

Great Britain has over 250 000 documented mining sites and the underground voids resulting from past mining activity pose a possible hazard. Knowledge of the distribution of former mining areas will help us to plan for future development and ongoing maintenance.

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Bismuth (synthetic form). © BGS / UKRI
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New publication shows geological supply of bismuth is greater than previously understood

17/05/2022

A new publication highlights the wide-ranging geological availability of bismuth, a critical raw material that has historically been overlooked in academic research.

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BGS Open Day 2022
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BGS Open Day 2022

Event on 25/06/2022

Join us for a FREE day of science and discovery as we explore the fascinating world beneath our feet!

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