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3D geological models for engineers

Event organised by ICE

Date
21 February 2023
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Overview

This online talk will provide an overview of geological modelling activities in British Geological Survey (BGS) and highlight key 3D data resources and services that are available.

Geological models provide 3D understanding of the distribution of rocks and deposits in the subsurface and are valuable for informing the development of conceptual ground models and designing site investigations.

This online talk will provide an overview of geological modelling activities in BGS and highlight key 3D data resources and services that are available.

These services include an online interactive viewer which provides free access to city-scale geological models for selected urban areas in Great Britain, including Glasgow, London and Cardiff, with new data for Liverpool and adjacent areas in the pipeline.

The availability of site investigation boreholes, donated to BGS from industry, is a critical requirement for geological model development and a good distribution of quality input data is essential to ensure model accuracy.

The modelling services provided by BGS demonstrate the value of industry donated data in enhancing knowledge of the UK’s geology and enabling a ‘virtuous circle’ whereby BGS provides accessible and informative ‘value-added’ datasets to support industry.

Speaker

Dr Tim Kearsey

Dr Tim Kearsey

BGS

sedimentary geologist

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Dr Tim Kearsey

Dr Tim Kearsey is a sedimentary geologist working for the BGS and holds a PhD from the University of Plymouth, UK. He joined BGS in 2009 and his areas of specialist expertise include combining traditional geological techniques, such as sedimentary logging and facies analysis with 3D computer base geological models and geostatistics, to improve the accuracy of geological predictions. He is deputy chair of the Urban Expert group of the European Geosurvey. He built 3D geological models for Glasgow and Singapore and is now leading the development of Urban Geological models in BGS.

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski