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The British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Environment Agency (EA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) detailing the areas where they will work together at strategic, technical and operational levels.


A cross-academy initiative by the UK National Academies has awarded funding to research teams that have proposed solutions for the globe’s most challenging issues of resilience.


Seismic trace
The following preliminary information is available for this earthquake: DATE : 4 May 2019 ORIGIN TIME : 00:19 19.5s UTC LAT/LONG : 51.159° North / 0.243° West GRID REF : 522.9kmE / 141.5 kmN DEPTH : 2.3 km MAGNITUDE : 2.5 ML LOCALITY : Newdigate, Surrey INTENSITY : 3 EMS


Coastal Change From Space
An international group of public agencies has won a major project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). The consortium will be developing earth observation products to monitor and mitigate coastal erosion.


A sequence of small earthquakes started near Newdigate, Surrey, with a magnitude 2.6 ML event on 1 April 2018.


Professor Michael Stephenson
Mike Stephenson has been appointed Visiting Professor at Nanjing University in China.


Landslide at Burton Bradstock
The British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection (IRPI) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at fostering common research activities in the fields of geomorphology and engineering geology.


Geological Society logo
This briefing note summarises the main themes of the meeting and the ways in which geoscience and the subsurface can deliver opportunities for decarbonisation.


Carbon dioxide molecules
A three-year international project (SECURe - Subsurface Evaluation of CCS and Unconventional Risks) focusing on best practice for developers engaged in subsurface energy projects is under way with dedicated funding from the European Union.


US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched MagQuest, an innovation challenge to advance how we measure Earth's magnetic field. The challenge is seeking solutions for geomagnetic data collection for the World Magnetic Model. Enter by 16th May.


New research identifies the role of the Indian Summer Monsoon on global climate change
A study led by researchers at The Open University (OU) with contributions from the British Geological Survey (BGS) has revealed new insights to help understand the historical importance of the Indian Summer Monsoon. Newly generated records of the Indian Summer Monsoon in put into context with published climate data, identified how the monsoon helped propagate warmth and moisture between the southern hemisphere with the northern hemisphere and thereby promoted global deglaciation.


Seismic trace
A sequence of small earthquakes was recorded near Newdigate, Surrey, between 1 April 2018 and 28 February 2019.


Rock specimen of shale (P521463)
Methane has been detected at the BGS-University of Manchester air quality monitoring station near Cuadrilla’s shale gas operations at Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, Lancashire.


Deposit data
The British Geological Survey (BGS) have been actively encouraging the deposit of open data via the Data Deposit Portal for a number of years.


Prof Michael Stephenson
This is the first 'Recognised Big Science Program' of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).


Dr Ciaran Beggan
Scientists have updated the World Magnetic Model, which underlies navigation for ships and planes, nearly a year ahead of schedule because the magnetic poles have wandered more quickly than expected in recent years.


BGS staff member Michael Stephenson
Professor Mike Stephenson, Director of Science and Technology at the BGS, will be a keynote speaker at the ‘Next steps for the unconventional oil and gas market in the UK’ conference in Westminster on 4th April 2019.


Rock specimen of shale (P521463)
Risk-based approach to shale gas monitoring


Ocean image
BGS and Heriot-Watt scientists join £20million programme to tackle threats to world oceans


BGS staff member John Ludden
Professor John Ludden today announced that after 13 years at the British Geological Survey (BGS) he will be leaving this coming September.


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