Events diary

Lectures, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and workshops presented by BGS, or hosted at a BGS site. For past events view events as calendar


London cross sections captured in GeoVisionary

The British Geological Survey invites you to explore the geology under London through a series of talks centred around the London 3D geological model. The model represents the natural successor to published BGS maps of the city, extending the mapped geology into the subsurface and revealing the 'hidden' geology beneath London and the Thames Valley. Following the release of the Central London model, this event marks the release of the unified wider London geological model and its publication in additional new formats. In addition to a description of the model, invited speakers from industry and academia will convey their experiences of the city’s geology, with talks on engineering geology, geological hazards, groundwater resource planning and renewable energy.

The event is aimed at professionals from all sectors who may benefit from an improved understanding of the geology of London.

12.00 - Light buffet lunch and networking (including posters and demos)

12.45 - The BGS National Geological Model, Steve Mathers, BGS

13.05 - Construction and application of the London model, Helen Burke, Jon Ford and Holger Kessler, BGS

13.35 - Chalk from sub crop to outcrop in the London Basin: a vital link for engineering, Rory Mortimore, University of Brighton

13.55 - Major London infrastructure reliant on detecting geological hazards, Tim Chapman, Arup

14.15 - Refreshments and networking

14.50 - Evaluation of the performance of large open loop geothermal systems in the Chalk and River Terrace Gravels aquifers - insights from the Royal Festival Hall and the Tate Modern, David Birks, Parsons Brinkerhoff

15.10 - Use of the 3D geological model with SCL (sprayed concrete lining) tunnelling at the Crossrail Farringdon Station, Angelos Gakis, Dr Sauer and Partners

15.30 - Application of 3D geological models to London Basin Groundwater Model, Nigel Hoad, Environment Agency

15.50 - Wrap-up, Holger Kessler, BGS Admission is free, but registration is required as space is limited.

Please register for this event either online or by contacting Rachel Dearden by Wednesday 8th October 2014.



12:00 – 16:00 17th Oct 2014

The Geological Society of America logo

BGS will be demonstrating GeoVisionary: 3D software to analyse and interpret large datasets seamlessly (including voxels, point cloud data and time series). This software is the result of collaboration between BGS and Europe s leading virtual reality company, Virtalis Ltd. It is used by many geological surveys and some of the world s largest mining companies for exploration and near-mine geology projects, to help with virtual fieldwork, mining, engineering and environmental monitoring.

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19th – 22nd Oct 2014

The Nitrogen cycle and the Anthropocene

The meeting will be a one day event, to be held at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth, provisionally booked for Wednesday 29th October 2014.

Contact Prof Melanie Leng for more information or register an interest in attending.



29th Oct 2014

3D geological model
Innovative thinking, creative solutions

Visit BGS's stand at GeoDATA 2014 in Glasgow to learn more about our services, data products and apps. Wayne Shelley, GIS Application Developer at BGS, will speak on 'Visualising Geological Information with Maps, Apps and Augmented Reality'. This series of one-day seminars - which are free to attend - encompasses a range of current data and technology topics and application ideas. The presentations, case studies and examples of best practice will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge as well as network during the complementary exhibition.

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4th Nov 2014

3D Visualisation Suite
Visit BGS's stand at GeoDATA London Showcase to learn more about our services, data products and apps. Wayne Shelley, GIS Application Developer at BGS, will speak on 'Visualising Geological Information with Maps, Apps and Augmented Reality'. This series of one-day seminars - which are free to attend - encompasses a range of current data and technology topics and application ideas. The presentations, case studies and examples of best practice will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge as well as network during the complementary exhibition.

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4th Dec 2014

British Sedimentological Research Group AGM

The British Geological Survey is delighted to be convening this year’s AGM. As in previous years, we anticipate a strong turn-out from research students and early-career researchers, together with our knowledgeable and diverse community of academic and industry experts.

The BSRG AGM is the most important event in the BSRG calendar and is the focus for much of BSRG's activities. BSRG 2014 will include core workshops at BGS’s National Geological Repository and two days of conference at the Nottingham Conference Centre. Please see follow this link for details.



20th – 22nd Dec 2014