Events diary

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


Discussion Workshop on Educational and Citizen seismology

Across the globe scientists and education specialists have been supporting and developing educational seismology networks (school seismology programs) for decades. In the UK this process has been overseen and supported by the British Geological Survey. 

In 2017 a new EU Horizon 2020 funded project SERA will provide support for school seismology groups from UK, France, Switzerland, Romania, Portugal and Greece to work closely together, this time with a specific interest in developing collaborations and finding synergies with the growing citizen science movement involved in seismology. This is typified by the Raspberry Shake project, which arose from a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016 by seismologists in Panama and now has over 600 participants across the world, all recording and sharing seismic data on inexpensive raspberry pi/geophone based sensors (www.raspberryshake.org). Within Europe the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has led the way in citizen seismology with smartphone and web based citizen seismology activities.

We are taking the opportunity of working together with EU partners in 2018 to host an international specialist discussion meeting, bringing together key practitioners in educational and citizen seismology from across the UK, Europe and worldwide

More Information and registration



15th – 16th Feb 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

Family Fun Day @BGS Keyworth, 17 March 2018

The British Geological Survey will open its doors to the general public for its 15th annual Family Fun Day on Saturday 17 March 2018, between 10am and 4pm.

This free event, celebrating British Science Week (formerly National Science & Engineering Week), will be held at our conference venue at Keyworth.

There will be BGS displays, tours and lots of hands-on activities for children and adults; expertly supported by Rockwatch

Please fill in the online form to register for this event.



10:00 – 16:00 17th 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