Events diary

Lectures, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and workshops presented by BGS, or hosted at a BGS site. For past events view events as calendar


Geological Society
The Sedimentary & Geophysical Archive

Unravelling evidence for the growth and recessional behaviour of ice sheets on continental margins has major implications for characterising the cryosphere in the past, present and future. Glaciated margins provide unique archives of past ice mass change on timescales that cannot be captured by observations of the cryosphere today.

They also serve as analogues for modern-day glacial depositional environments, and are integral to solving major problems such as the magnitude of ancient glaciations, the location of prolific glaciogenic hydrocarbon reservoir deposits and the distribution of groundwater aquifers.

The event seeks to attract scientists from multiple disciplines – geophysicists,sedimentologists, glaciologists, geologists and geographers – with an interest in tackling these issues. The meeting will explore the latest research on glaciated margin environments based around four central themes:

  • The Arctic and the Northern Hemisphere
  • Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere
  • The deep time archive
  • Resource potential: case studies and dilemmas

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2nd – 3rd Jun 2016

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Register for the 5th Research Data Alliance Interest Group-Working Group meeting which will take place on Wednesday 8 June at the University of Nottingham and Thursday 9 June at British Geological Survey (BGS).


8th – 9th Jun 2016

University of Birmingham

The EIG Conference is the principal event for sharing knowledge, scientific research and good practice in the field of applied geology within the UK minerals industry.

The event is for geo-professionals associated with the extraction of industrial rocks and minerals, including those involved in geology, hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, restoration and after-use, reserves and resources and quarry design and planning.

The conference includes 2–days of presentations plus pre- and post-conference field trips (Field trips on 6th and 9th September 2016).



7th – 8th Sep 2016