Dr Mike Spence

Science director, UK Geoenergy Observatories
BGS Keyworth

Dr Mike Spence is Director of Science for the UK Geoenergy Observatories, which are being developed to improve scientific understanding around subsurface energy storage. His responsibilities include coordination of BGS science input to facility development, oversight of facility commissioning and outreach to the UK and worldwide research community. His academic background is in geology (BSc Cantab) and geochemistry (MSc, PhD) and he has 13 years of industry experience in the development of laboratory and subsurface test facilities and cross-sector research programme management.


  • PhD Geochemistry (University of Leeds)
  • MSc Geochemistry (University of Leeds)
  • BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences (University of Cambridge)



  • Subsurface Monitoring and Geochemistry


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