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Road
The British Geological Survey (BGS) and the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) are pleased to announce the release of the 21st Century Exploration Roadmap (21CXRM) Palaeozoic Project, aiming to improve the knowledge and data from the underexplored Palaeozoic petroleum systems of the North Sea and Greater Irish Sea.

2017-04-18


Volcanic activity on Montserrat
Some of the world’s leading volcanologists and geothermal engineers have signed up to a US$100m magma drilling project in a bid to help protect millions of people, towns and cities across the world from volcano disasters; and to make a strategic step in scaling up the use of geothermal energy.

2017-04-07


Seismic trace
A seismologist from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and another from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy (INGV) met with Prince Charles in Amatrice today. The scientists were among the international team that updated him on the on-going collaboration and reconstruction efforts since the earthquake struck in August last year.

2017-04-04


African groundwater map
The British Geological Survey, in partnership with African Union Commission (AUC) and the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (UCMP), organised a two-day workshop at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda, under the theme, “A New Beginning: a collaborative partnering approach towards African geodata”.

2017-03-30


CAASM map
Scientists from the British Geological Survey and NRM Laboratories have found a novel way of using soil data to assess soil fertility. Maps show that the pattern of more acidic soils – which can reduce soil fertility – increasingly reflect geology and typical rainfall patterns across England and Wales. In recent years, less agricultural lime has been added to farmers’ fields to neutralise soil acidity.

2017-03-10


Water overflow due to flooding
The UK has had less rainfall than usual over the winter, and the south and south-east have been particularly dry meaning that the risk of a drought is increased. New maps published by the BGS illustrate that people in the south and south-east of England are especially reliant on groundwater for their water supply and this provides some resilience to drought.

2017-03-07


Durdle Door
Scientists from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and University of Southampton have published a seamless onshore-offshore bedrock geology map of the eastern half of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

2017-02-01


GeoERA
Announcing BGS’s participation in GeoERA, in collaboration with more than 45 European national and regional Geological Survey Organisations from over 30 European countries. This pan-European initiative is a Horizon 2020 ERA-NET Co-Fund Action, which has just begun and will complete in 2021.

2017-01-20


Mana Khola landslide, Latpancher, Darjeeling
Physical scientists, engineers and social scientists are collaborating to improve the assessment of landslide risk in India.

2017-01-20


False colour image of the Sun. Courtesty of SOHO (NASA/ESA)
The daily U.S. economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could total more than $40 billion, with more than half the loss occurring outside the blackout zone, says new study.

2017-01-19


Pentland Hills, southwest of Edinburgh, Scotland
This January scientists from a range of disciplines will come together to undertake the first ever coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain to look for soil derived organic carbon. This carbon is a large element of our 'natural capital' - in fact it is so large that restoring some damaged elements of it, such as upland peat bogs, could cost up to £570 million over the next 40 years. In recognition of this NERC has commissioned the major new programme, LOCATE.

2016-12-16


RD2
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, visited The British Geological Survey (BGS) at The Lyell Centre in Edinburgh today as part of his visit to Scotland. The visit, which followed an extra £800 million infrastructure funding for the Scottish Government, took part in the brand new Lyell Centre Support building which houses the state of the art Rock Drill 2 (RD2).

2016-12-01


The information in the Atlas will help develop better water supplies for people across Africa
The British Geological Survey are today launching the Africa Groundwater Atlas at a major water conference in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

2016-12-01


Lyell Centre
A pioneering global research centre for earth & marine science and technology was opened by Deputy First Minister John Swinney. Lyell Centre brings together the expertise of British Geological Survey with the academic innovation of Heriot-Watt University.

2016-10-21


Monitoring of methane in groundwater
The overturning of Lancashire County Council's rejection for permission to drill for shale gas means that it's possible that shale gas may be extracted commercially in the area.

2016-10-06


Giant's Causeway
A new book, launched today at Parliament Buildings, Belfast; 'Unearthed: impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland' tells how an unprecedented combined land and air survey of the 'land below ground' over the last 10 years has unearthed valuable natural resources, refined our understanding of the agri-environment and has identified naturally-occurring hazards.

2016-10-04


Seismologists David Hawthorne (BGS) and Simone Mancini (INGV) setting up seismometers before deployment
UK scientists from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the University of Edinburgh set off this week to the earthquake affected area of central Italy. They will deploy seismometers to help better understand the science of aftershocks and how scientists might better assist global emergency response.

2016-08-31


Salinity and arsenic in SE Asia
Scientists from the British Geological Survey (BGS) have published a new paper in Nature Geoscience mapping out the quantity and quality of the world’s most important aquifer.

2016-08-30


Prospective shale gas resources in central Britain (published by DECC, 2013)
The British Geological Survey (BGS) have successfully retained a key geoscience consultancy role for the UK Government and will work closely with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). As part of the three year contract, the BGS will provide geoscience project services that aid the identification, definition and quantification of leads and prospects and provide input data to the calculation of undiscovered resource volumes.

2016-08-16


Lithium
Mineral profile – Lithium is a new addition to the series of BGS mineral profiles.

2016-08-03

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