Press releases

Press releases and announcements are compiled and issued by the BGS Press Office.

Water overflow due to flooding
Atkins 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.

28 October 2015

BGS Open Day 2013
On Sunday the 18th October the British Geological Survey (BGS) are going to Dynamic Earth and bringing a host of interactive displays and activities to showcase the amazing diversity of the work they do. Come and meet the BGS scientists who research volcanoes, earthquakes, the oceans, polar environments and other exciting areas of science. It will be a fun packed day with something for rock lovers of all ages and levels of interest.

16 October 2015

ASK Network

Last month saw the launch of the Accessing Subsurface Knowledge (ASK) Network, the first exchange network for subsurface environmental data in Wales with the goal of reducing the costs for construction firms and planners caused by unforeseen ground conditions.

8 October 2015

Goldeneye platform
The Goldeneye reservoir in the North Sea has been independently verified as suitable for the safe storage of carbon dioxide from an Aberdeenshire power station.

14 September 2015

SCCS logo
The secure and permanent storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) within a single geological storage formation can be optimised by injecting CO2 at more than one point simultaneously, according to results from an innovative study of rocks beneath the UK North Sea.

10 September 2015

Falls of Clyde
A new project is seeking information on people's favourite local geological sites to help shape a geological trail in the Clyde and Avon valleys.

26 August 2015

NI Radon map
Households across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to test for radon gas, as a new map has highlighted further at-risk areas.

21 August 2015

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The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey now offer free, licenced access to the CO2 Stored database for subscribers via a more user-friendly website.

20 August 2015

Sampling groundwater for dissolved methane.
A British Geological Survey (BGS) led consortium will be carrying out an independent environmental baseline monitoring programme across the Vale of Pickering in Yorkshire. This is the area where Third Energy UK Gas Limited has submitted a planning application to hydraulically fracture one of its wells1. The consortium also includes Public Health England (PHE) and the universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Loughborough, Manchester and York (National Centre for Atmospheric Science).

13 August 2015

Water drop
Phosphate that is put into our drinking water to prevent lead poisoning can potentially cause environmental damage as a result of leakage, according to a ground breaking study by the British Geological Survey and Lancaster University.

4 August 2015