Press releases

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

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

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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

West Thurrock model with geology and topology.

Following on from the scale model of Great Britain, BGS has taken another step into the world of Minecraft by creating three-dimensional representations of geology at several locations across the country.
Read the press release

16 July 2015

Offshore surveying
A partnership between Marine Scotland Science (MSS), SAMS, Aberdeen University and British Geological Survey has been created as part of the MASTS deep-sea forum and they proposed a project to explore the largely unknown habitats and fauna of the remote deepwater Hatton-Rockall Basin.

13 July 2015