What's new on the website?

Recent updates to the BGS websites.

MEC logo
We are a partner in the Midlands Energy Consortium along with the Universities of Birmingham, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick. The Midlands Energy Consortium is a collaboration in energy research and training.

26 January 2015

3D visualisation
Developing tools and techniques for virtual field reconnaissance and visualisation of geoscientific data

23 January 2015

DiSECCS logo
Diagnostic seismic toolbox for the efficient control of CO2 storage (DiSECCS) is developing non-invasive methods to monitor underground Carbon Dioxide storage sites. The seismic tools will identify pressure build-up related to injection of CO2, predict mechanical instability and verify site performance over large areas. Assisting in a better understanding of these key issues will help to instil wider public confidence in CO2 storage.

22 December 2014

Laser scanning
Geomatics is the science of gathering, storing, processing and delivering spatially related information. BGS has pioneered the use of ground-based (terrestrial) techniques for a variety of geoscientific applications since 1999.

3 December 2014

Glacier in Iceland
BGS scientists have revealed that glaciers may abandon their snouts, as they readjust to new climate conditions.

13 October 2014

The hazard products team aims to develop new and innovative data products that deliver geoscientific information to a range of users in an accessible form.

10 October 2014

Tsunami sediment
Tsunamis from submarine landslides have struck our shores in the distant past, so BGS is participating in the NERC Arctic landslides project, which aims to better understand the hazard from these events.

6 October 2014

Fluid rock reactions
BGS has a large science facility with many different laboratories covering a wide range of topics. One of the areas being carbon capture and storage (CCS), that the fluid process research laboratories (FPRL) work on.

3 October 2014

Offshore surveying
BGS scientists and engineers joined a team of university researchers on a mission to recover sediment from the continental shelf in the Celtic, Irish and Malin Seas as part of the BRITICE-CHRONO project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.

30 September 2014

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