Lectures, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and workshops presented by BGS, or hosted at a BGS site. For past events view events as calendar
A memorial evening on the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan Disaster which will be attended by the President of the Geological Society, Malcolm Brown.
Ted Nield - Geological Society
Helen Reeves - BGS
Paul Maliphant - MottMacDonald
Bob Leeming - Health and Safety Executive
Time: 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
21st Oct 2016
On Saturday the 22nd October the British Geological Survey (BGS) will be at Our Dynamic Earth and bringing a host of interactive displays and activities to showcase the 'Power of Our Planet'. Come and meet the BGS scientists to explore a spectacular selection of Earth Science demonstrations and hands on activities to understand the ways in which we rely on our planet to preserve our way of life, and the ways in which it can threaten it. Amongst the many exhibits visitors will be able to learn about how volcanoes erupt, why earthquakes can be so devastating, the causes and impacts of tsunamis and the fascinating power of the Earth’s magnetic field. Entry to the BGS Showcase is free.
22nd Oct 2016
Principles and Practice of Stable Isotope Geochemistry in Earth and Environmental Geosciences
The aim of this short course is to allow PhD students (non–experts) to gain an understanding of the use of stable isotopes in Earth and environmental geosciences, through lectures, workshops and hands–on lab work. At the end of the 2 days the participants should be able to:
- Have an understanding of the general principles of isotope geochemistry including notation and standardization.
- Understand the water/meteorological cycle in particular how rainfall isotope composition are determined by climate, how O, H, and C stable isotope compositions in the modern day waters provide a framework for the interpretation of these isotopes in the past archived in geological materials.
- Understand the application of stable isotope geochemistry (O, H, C and S) to a variety of geological settings, including volcano-magmatic systems, ore deposits and geothermal systems.
- Gain knowledge on the global cycles of C, N and S.
- Understand how isotope data are interpreted in terms of climate/environment from some of the most common archives, including lakes, trees, oceans, speleothems, archaeological materials and from deep time geological successions.
- Understand how N, C, S and H isotope analysis of biological tissues can be utilised to elucidate food webs and animal migration.
- Understand how isotopes (N, O) can be used to trace nutrient cycles within both aquatic and soil systems and in doing so inform us about sources of environmental pollution and past environmental change. Laboratory practicals will allow participants to gain experience and knowledge of mass spectrometry and how isotope data is acquired. These will be tailored to delegate’s own areas of interest after acquisition of the basics of stable isotope geochemistry. A full tour of SUERC isotope laboratories will be included in the course.
- Course location: Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre in Glasgow
- Date & Time: 2nd/3rd November 2016
- Course presenters: Prof Adrian Boyce, Dr Angela Lamb, Prof Melanie Leng, Dr Jason Newton, Dr Andrew Smith
To register interest in attending please contact Theresa Mankelow (BGS Training and Adrian Boyce (note the course maximum is 30 participants, and a minimum of 6 is required for the course to run).
09:00 2nd – 17:30 3rd Nov 2016
Groundwater and climate resilience lecture which aims to honour the legacy of Prof W. Mike Edmunds by promoting good
hydrogeological science to the service of society.
17:00 3rd Nov 2016