Research news and awards

Latest news about our research. Project progress and collaboration. Awards and achievements.

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The CO2GeoNet Open Forum offered a unique opportunity for stakeholders and major players in the CCS arena and wider energy–climate debate to meet and discuss recent developments with Europe's largest group of researchers on CO2 geological storage. Michelle presented on 'Developing a national portfolio of CO2 storage in the UK: the UK CO2Stored database and site portfolio'. Ceri Vincent is chair of the CO2GeoNet Executive Committee so was asked to give a short talk on advancing geological storage of CO2 through CO2GeoNet activities and what is needed to alleviate the concerns of potential storage site operators.

27 July 2015

BGS Research Fellowship Programme

BGS participated on behalf of CO2GeoNet at the International Scientific Conference "Our Common Future under Climate Change" held in Paris 7 – 10 July ahead of the Conference of the Parties which will also be held in Paris later this year (COP 21). BGS presented on assured capacity and safe geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) during a parallel session titled "Negative emissions for climate change stabilisation and the role of CO2 geological storage".

During this conference, the representatives from CO2GeoNet, EERA (the European Energy Research Alliance), GCCSI (the Global CCS Institute) and IEAGHG (the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme) prepared this statement to emphasise the role of CCS (Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage) as a viable and flexible climate change mitigation technology.

22 July 2015

BGS's Andy Chadwick and Paul Williamson explain how interaction between continuous trend with natural climate cycles produces the observed stepped pattern of global warming.

15 July 2015

Dr Munir Zia
Congratulations to Dr Munir Zia (Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, Pakistan) on his appointment as a Visiting Research Associate within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry (BGS).

25 June 2015

Edward in Malawi
Congratulations to Dr Edward Joy (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) on his appointment as a Visiting Research Associate within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry (BGS).

25 June 2015

iSmart magazine article
BGS's iSMART project (EPSRC funded consortium) has been highlighted in the International Innovation magazine. Download a high quality PDF.
Courtesy of International Innovation – a leading scientific dissemination service.

9 June 2015

BGS staff member David Boon

David Boon talks about the potential for an underground heating system in Cardiff. Listen into today's BBC Good Morning Wales from 01:16:30.

5 June 2015

BGS Staff at work in the laboratory
Congratulations to Dr Sev Kender, Prof Melanie Leng and Dr Lyndsey Fox from the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry, who have won a NERC Directed IODP grant to work on reconstructing Bay of Bengal palaeoceanography and the East Asian Monsoon since the Miocene. The project will analyse stable isotopes and trace metals in fossil foraminifera collected during IODP Exp. 354, Bengal Fan.

14 May 2015

Seismic trace
We've been working hard obtaining, processing and interpreting satellite imagery to map landslides following the 25th April Nepal earthquake. View this updated map and many more on the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters website.

5 May 2015