Events diary

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


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Places at the meeting are limited. If you would like to attend this free event please register here by December 17th 2017.

The meeting will:

  • Highlight the drivers behind the programme and the importance of environmental radioactivity for UK and International stakeholders.
  • Showcase the high quality research programme (16th January 2018) and impact of the RATE.
  • Disseminate the key science findings of the HydroFrame, LO-RISE and TREE projects under three umbrella challenges.
  • Introduce the UK’s new cohort of environmental radioactivity researchers


15th – 17th Jan 2018

The Geological Society

A data explosion: The impact of big data in Geoscience

27th February – 1st March 2018

The Geological Society, Burlington House, London

The rise of 'Big Data' has been characterized by a rapidly increasing availability and diversity of data that will play a role in shaping the future of Geoscience Research and the Hydrocarbon Industry. The Geoscience community has been slow to embrace the Big Data technologies that are revolutionizing other sciences. Where advances in data acquisition and interpretation technologies are being made in academic Geoscience, progress in uptake has been hampered by unstructured data, stored in silos.

This three day meeting will bring together early career geoscientists with leading industry and academic experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges of Big Data and showcase advances in data collection and interpretation technology. It will present an opportunity to learn and collaborate between Geoscience and Computer Science on the subject of Big Data. This will be an excellent forum for networking and an opportunity for graduate students and young professionals to present their research. The conference offers more experienced hydrocarbon geoscientists new research, ideas and concepts and the chance to add their experience to a panel discussion.

The abstract deadline is 1st December.



27th Feb – 1st Mar 2018

RFG 2018 Conference

The Resources for Future Generations (RFG) conference to be held in June 2018 in Vancouver, Canada has confirmed our technical session RS26: Three-Dimensional Geological Modelling for Sustainable Resource Development.

Three-dimensional geological models are increasingly used as tools to facilitate the communication of complex subsurface geological relationships, identify resources and support science-based decision making. The session welcomes resource-focussed contributions on 3D modelling methodology, standards, and local, regional and national case studies from explorers, industry, regulators, geological surveys and other institutions.

The session is organized by a global team of scientists, if you have any questions please get in touch with us, our contact details are below.

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16th – 21st Jun 2018