BGS Engineering Geology and Infrastructure

Lead Research Organisation: NERC British Geological Survey

Abstract

The BGS Engineering Geology & Infrastructure Programme undertakes an integrated programme of mapping, testing, monitoring and modelling to describe the physical properties of the UK landmass and how it behaves in a changing climate. This is a cornerstone in helping society cope with climate change and population growth. Crucial to the research is ongoing work to improve the ways in which this important information is communicated to government, industry and the general public.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title BGS National Karst Database 
Description The aim being to retrieve karst data from field slips and paper maps with additional fine-scale detail gathered during fieldwork, from remote sensing techniques such as LiDAR (light detection and ranging) and from existing documentary data sources such as historical and modern Ordnance Survey maps, cave surveys, academic papers and historical documents. Other datasets such as a legacy Applied Geology database and the Mendip Cave Registry data are also being used to identify other sources of information where relevant. We collect data on five main types of karst feature: Sinkholes (or dolines), Stream sinks, Caves, Springs and incidences of associated damage to buildings, roads, bridges and other engineered works 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Most extensive source of information on landslides in Great Britain. This is information is used by stakeholders such as: infrastructure operators/owners, local authorities, land owners and engineering consultants/contractors 
URL http://www.bgs.ac.uk/caves/NKD.html
 
Title BGS National Landslide Database 
Description The BGS National Landslide Database (NLD) is the most extensive source of information on landslides in Great Britain. Selected information from the database is now available as a free online resource (http://www.bgs.ac.uk/geoindex/, where you will need to select the Hazards theme). The database currently holds over 17 300 records which are continually being updated. Each landslide event record in the database is documented as fully as possible with information on location, name, size and dimensions, landslide type, trigger, damage caused, movement date, age and with a full bibliographic reference. For more information see http://www.bgs.ac.uk/landslides/nld.html 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Most extensive source of information on landslides in Great Britain. This is information is used by stakeholders such as: infrastructure operators/owners, local authorities, land owners and engineering consultants/contractors. 
URL http://www.bgs.ac.uk/landslides/nld.html
 
Description Collaboration with partners in Greater Manchester on land-use planning 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Significant collaboration with partners in Greater Manchester on land-use planning, Geohazards, SuDS and brownfield development inc. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), University of Manchester, EA, Business in the Community (BiTC). Joint-project on SuDS with BiTC now underway. Proposal on Brownfield Viability developed with GMCA, Future Cities Catapult to the Government Planning Delivery Fund. Intentions to collaborate with Defra on Manchester Urban Pioneer.
Collaborator Contribution Significant collaboration with partners in Greater Manchester on land-use planning, Geohazards, SuDS and brownfield development inc. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), University of Manchester, EA, Business in the Community (BiTC). Joint-project on SuDS with BiTC now underway. Proposal on Brownfield Viability developed with GMCA, Future Cities Catapult to the Government Planning Delivery Fund. Intentions to collaborate with Defra on Manchester Urban Pioneer.
Impact Still developing as project still active
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with partners in Greater Manchester on land-use planning 
Organisation Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Significant collaboration with partners in Greater Manchester on land-use planning, Geohazards, SuDS and brownfield development inc. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), University of Manchester, EA, Business in the Community (BiTC). Joint-project on SuDS with BiTC now underway. Proposal on Brownfield Viability developed with GMCA, Future Cities Catapult to the Government Planning Delivery Fund. Intentions to collaborate with Defra on Manchester Urban Pioneer.
Collaborator Contribution Significant collaboration with partners in Greater Manchester on land-use planning, Geohazards, SuDS and brownfield development inc. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), University of Manchester, EA, Business in the Community (BiTC). Joint-project on SuDS with BiTC now underway. Proposal on Brownfield Viability developed with GMCA, Future Cities Catapult to the Government Planning Delivery Fund. Intentions to collaborate with Defra on Manchester Urban Pioneer.
Impact Still developing as project still active
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with partners in Greater Manchester on land-use planning 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Significant collaboration with partners in Greater Manchester on land-use planning, Geohazards, SuDS and brownfield development inc. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), University of Manchester, EA, Business in the Community (BiTC). Joint-project on SuDS with BiTC now underway. Proposal on Brownfield Viability developed with GMCA, Future Cities Catapult to the Government Planning Delivery Fund. Intentions to collaborate with Defra on Manchester Urban Pioneer.
Collaborator Contribution Significant collaboration with partners in Greater Manchester on land-use planning, Geohazards, SuDS and brownfield development inc. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), University of Manchester, EA, Business in the Community (BiTC). Joint-project on SuDS with BiTC now underway. Proposal on Brownfield Viability developed with GMCA, Future Cities Catapult to the Government Planning Delivery Fund. Intentions to collaborate with Defra on Manchester Urban Pioneer.
Impact Still developing as project still active
Start Year 2017
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation Cabinet Office
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation Environment Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Government Office for Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation National Oceanography Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council
Department Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation Ordnance Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description Natural Hazard Partnership 
Organisation UK Space Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership provides authoritative and consistent information, research and analysis on natural hazards for the development of more effective policies, communications and services for civil contingencies, governments and the responder community across the UK (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/). The BGS Engineering Geology Science directorate contributes to the NHP Hazard Impacts Modelling Group (Chair, Secretariat and scientific contributions to the landslide hazard programme - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/science/hims/), NHP Steering Group, NHP Secretariat, landslide science notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/natural-hazards/landslides/) and contributes daily the landslide component of the NHP Daily Hazard Assessment (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/).
Collaborator Contribution The Natural Hazards Partnership partners work in partnership to deliver four key products and services (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/) : The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. Our challenge is to broaden the focus of natural hazards risk management from what has been predominately an early warning system towards a more holistic and integrated approach, encompassing more emphasis on risk reduction and prevention
Impact The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) works in partnership to deliver four key products and services: The Daily Hazard Assessment (DHA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/dha/), the Hazard Matrix (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/hazard-matrix/), support to the UK's National Risk Assessment (NRA - http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/national-risk-assessment/) and Science Notes (http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/hazards-with-science-notes/). Partners use their specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and information to feed into these services. By working together more useful, usable and used products can be developed in an efficient way. For more information see http://www.naturalhazardspartnership.org.uk/products/
Start Year 2011
 
Description 'Developments in geophysics for mineral investigations' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Sebastian Uhlemann gave an invited presentation at the Extractive Industries Geology Conference 2017, titled 'Developments in geophysics for mineral investigations'. Extractive Industries Geology Conference: Exploration, Site Investigation and Monitoring (21st June 2017). Approximately 100 engineers and geologists from the extractive industries attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Aran GeoFest 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provided geological support on some of the guided walks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Article published in Salmo Trutta, the Annual journal of the Wild Trout Trust. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Publication of the article: Thomas, CW and Whitbread, K. 2017. Rivers, landscapes and geology. Salmo Trutta, Vol. 20. p. 50-52. The article describes the significance of sediment and geology to in the context of river management and outlines ongoing BGS research designed to improve understanding of geological control on sediment dynamics in catchments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Attendance at East Midlands Reslience Forum meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Helen Reeves, Science Director - Engineering Geology at the BGS, and colleagues attended the June 2016 meeting of the EAst Midlands Resilience Forum to showcase BGS science in the context of building resilience to Geohazards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BGS Open Day 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BGS Engineering Geology & Infrastructure staff took part in the BGS Open Day at the Keyworth offices in summer 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Brownfield Briefing meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on LiDAR drawing from results of a NERC funded ERIIP project and considering the potential for the investigation of contaminated land.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Landslide early warning research to help protect Indian communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact International research collaboration for landslide hazard reduction in the Nilgiris, Tamil
Nadu, India. Physical scientists, engineers and social scientists from nine organisations
in the UK, Italy and India are collaborating to improve the assessment of landslide
hazard and early warning systems in India. This will help to protect lives, livelihoods
and the local economy of vulnerable landslide-prone communities in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bgs.ac.uk/news/docs/Landslip_Press_Release_Nilgiris.pdf
 
Description Launch of the "51 Best Places to see Scotland's Geology" at Dynamic Earth (14th Oct) - BGS display/stall 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at Launch of the "51 Best Places to see Scotland's Geology" at Dynamic Earth (14th Oct) - BGS display/stall.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation by Diarmad Campbell on COST Action Sub-Urban - A European Network to improve understanding and use of the Subsurface in European Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to the North-east Atlantic Group (NAG) of EuroGeoSurveys, in Reykjavik, Iceland (presentation given remotely from Hong Kong )
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017