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Recent updates to the BGS websites.

Vatnajökull ice cap viewed from the south.

The Bárðarbunga volcanic system, in central-eastern Iceland, comprises a central volcano rising to 2009 m a.s.l. and a fissure system. It is in the Eastern Volcanic Zone and is partly covered by the Vatnajökull ice cap.

At around midnight on 28th August, a small fissure eruption started in Holuhraun, north of Dyngjujökull.

For updates on the current unrest visit the IMO website.

29 August 2014

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GeoSocial is a tool currently being developed for displaying geoscience-related posts from social media sites such as Twitter. Social media provides a different channel for gathering potentially useful scientific information from the public.

27 August 2014

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New doi for the National Bedrock Fence Diagram of Great Britain - GB3D_v2014

6 August 2014

Geology of Northern Ireland
Downloadable accounts of the regional geology of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

6 August 2014

BGS and local staff drilling a borehole in Kenya
Updated form for "Notification of intent to construct new wells and boreholes and the subsequent provision of information"

4 August 2014

BGS Communications strategy
The new communications strategy of the British Geological Survey Broadcasting the science stories of BGS is now available to download from NORA. The vision is to ‘establish the British Geological Survey as a global authority for geoscience’ by communicating the impact of scientific research using meaningful narratives and human interest stories to the widest possible audiences using traditional and web-based broadcast media channels.

1 August 2014

Instrumenting the Earth
Four new web pages, written by Prof Michael Stephenson, that describe our research related to our science strategy.

25 July 2014

Radioactive waste
New research: Sources of natural and artificial ionising radiation and radioactivity in the environment, Waste from using ionising radiation, Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste FAQ

24 July 2014

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We need your help to let us know whether you would be interested in accessing information from BGS on your Windows 8 PC or Windows 8 mobile phone.

22 July 2014