Hot Poet: Francesa Beard
Matched with: British Geological Survey
Geology and the undergroundThe BGS is focused on public-good science for government and on research aimed at understanding the earth and its environmental processes, helping society use natural resources responsibly, managing environmental change, being resilient to environmental hazards, and adapting to climate change.
1) Adaptation to a changing environment
2) Better use of energy resources and raw materials
Their research is split into several areas, which include: the safe geological disposal of radioactive waste, carbon capture and storage; Innovative use of the underground to store energy; clean power and heat, including shallow and deep geothermal energy sources and the offshore siting of wind farms and tidal barrages; adapting effectively to environmental change and helping to develop community resilience to environmental change.