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Energy research at the British Geological Survey set to accelerate following £180m investment

3D UK mapThe BGS is set to play a crucial role in the next step towards the transformation of the UK’s energy sector after the Government confirmed £60m investment for the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA). The investment is backed by a further £120 million from the private sector and Midlands Innovation universities. Professor Mike Stephenson, said: “The BGS is pleased to be involved in this transformative initiative to develop energy technology research in the Midlands."

Centre launched to tackle economic and environmental impacts of groundwater on urban infrastructure

Water overflow due to floodingAtkins has today signed an agreement launching a Centre for Research and Innovation with the University of Birmingham, Imperial College London, and the British Geological Survey, which aims to tackle the economic and environmental impacts of groundwater infiltration on urban infrastructure in the UK.

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Geological Survey of Northern Ireland


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