Our strategy, Applied Geoscience for our changing Earth, outlines how the BGS will focus its activities on key strategic issues related to energy and environmental change. It also addresses complex environmental challenges requiring decisions in the short- and medium-term, including:
- carbon capture and storage
- climate change
- environmental protection
- natural hazards
- radioactive waste management
- resource security
- water resources
- Download a 3D pdf or view a page flip Digital Edition of the BGS Strategy 2009–2014
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The challenges for the BGS identified in the Strategy
- acquire, interpret and enhance the UK geoscience knowledge base and make it accessible and interoperable
- improve the communication of geoscience knowledge so that it can better support policy and decision-making by government and society
- enhance external partnerships to improve the quality, reach and impact of our science
- apply a whole-systems approach to our science and improve understanding of the nature and sustainable use of natural resources and the potential impact of hazards
- understand, quantify and predict the response of the Earth’s ‘zone of human interaction’ to future environmental change
- increase the economic impact and relevance of our work
The BGS Strategy will deliver a significant part of the NERC Science Strategy 'Next Generation Science for Planet Earth'. The six challenges outlined above, demonstrate how BGS will focus our applied geoscience on the ‘zone of human interaction with Planet Earth’, and address the seven NERC strategy themes.
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