Welcome to the British Geological Survey podcast, Rock the Mic. In this monthly podcast we'll be talking to a whole range of experts from the field of geology to explore the intersection of geoscience and modern life, and to interrogate how the Earth Sciences can address issues people really care about.
Critical raw materials with Andrew Bloodworth (BGS) and Frances Wall (Camborne School of Mines)
In this episode we speak to BGS' Policy Director, Andrew Bloodworth, about what exactly critical raw materials are, where they're from and the crucial role they will play as we move to a low-to-zero carbon economy.
We also talk to Frances Wall, Professor of Applied Mineralogy at Camborne School of Mines, to learn how we, both as individuals and at a societal scale, can contribute towards a circular economy by keeping metals in use.
Geothermal energy with Corinna Abesser, David Boon and Gareth Farr
In this episode, we discuss the future of geothermal energy in the UK. BGS guests Corinna Abesser, David Boon and Gareth Farr speak to us about how mine water energy can help decarbonise our heating and play an important role in the clean energy transition towards net zero.
Groundwater resilience with Alan MacDonald (BGS) and Vincent Casey (WaterAid)
In this episode, BGS' Alan MacDonald discusses the impact of climate change on groundwater. We also chat to Vincent Casey from WaterAid about the UPGro project, which focused on improving the evidence base around groundwater availability and management in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Geomagnetism with Sarah Reay
This month, we caught up with Sarah Reay from our Geomagnetism team to discuss why we study the Earth's magnetic field, the best location for a geomagnetic observatory, and some tips for spotting the elusive Aurora Borealis.
To find out more about geomagnetism, visit www.geomag.bgs.ac.uk and follow @BGSSpaceWeather and @BGSAuroraAlert on Twitter.
Geoscience and the Sustainable Development Goals with Joel Gill
In the second episode of Rock the Mic, we chat to Dr Joel Gill about the role geoscience plays in achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, the ethics of storytelling, and his new book
Geoscience and climate change with Karen Hanghøj
In the first episode of the British Geological Survey podcast, we speak with Director Karen Hanghøj about critical Earth materials, climate change and COP26, due to be held in Glasgow in 2021.