Planet Earth

There are 9 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Mapping".

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1. Revealing the UK's hidden depths

Underneath the Earth's surface lies a wealth of resources. But will the way we currently use them give us problems in the future? Dr Ciaran Beggan, Dr Andrew Barkwith and Dr Caroline Graham at the British Geological Survey (BGS) explain why we need a clearer picture.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Geology, Mapping, Natural resources, Technology, UK
2. Groundwater: The threat beneath our feet

Groundwater is the ultimate invisible asset. Originating in rain and snowfall that works its way down into soil and rock, it supports key ecosystems and meets the water needs of millions. But it can also pose a potential flood risk.

Tags: Flooding, Geology, Hazards, Mapping, Water, Weather
3. Equipping the UK to cope with coastal erosion

Frequently linked to an increased threat from flooding, coastal erosion was widespread in the 20th century. We explain how the iCOASST project is helping to reveal what the next hundred years could hold.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Conservation, Flooding, Hazards, Mapping, UK
4. An eye in the sky

Mapping what lives in the British countryside means spending hours tramping through bogs, up and down hills and through some of our most rugged landscapes. Tom Marshall found out how drones are helping.

Tags: Ecology, Environmental change, Mapping, Robotics, Technology
5. Autosubs are go!

Science and industry are working hand in hand at the new Marine Robotics Innovation Centre. The result, reports Sue Nelson, is an exciting new future for marine robotics in the UK.

Tags: Mapping, Marine life, Oceans, Robotics, Technology
6. Heather could be UK energy source

Harvesting energy from heather could cut greenhouse gas emissions and help the UK meet its bioenergy targets, according to new research.

Tags: Climate, Farming, Mapping, Natural resources, Plants, Sustainability, UK
7. Scientists closer to understanding East Antarctic response to climate change

For the first time scientists have begun mapping one of the remotest areas of Antarctica.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Environmental change, Geology, Ice, Mapping, UK
8. Revolutionising pollution monitoring

New research could revolutionise the way we monitor air pollution and help us understand its effect on our health.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Hazards, Health, Mapping, Pollution, Technology, UK, Weather
9. Ice mission shows precise changes in Arctic sea-ice thickness

Scientists have produced the first map which shows the changes in the thickness of Arctic sea ice through the entire winter season. The map is the most accurate and extensive yet.

Tags: Arctic, Environmental change, Ice, Mapping, Space

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