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Model fusion at the British Geological Survey: experiences and future trends

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Denis Peach
Denis Peach
British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
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Andrew Riddick
Andrew Riddick
British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
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Andrew Hughes
Andrew Hughes
British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
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Holger Kessler
Holger Kessler
British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
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Steve Mathers
Steve Mathers
British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
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Christopher Jackson
Christopher Jackson
British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
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Jeremy Giles
Jeremy Giles
British Geological Survey, Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG, UK
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Published:
January 01, 2017

Abstract

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is developing integrated environmental models to address the grand challenges that face society. Here we describe the BGS vision for an Environmental Modelling Platform (BGS 2009) that will allow integrated models to be built, and describe case studies of emerging models in the United Kingdom.

This Environmental Modelling Platform will be founded on the data and information that the BGS holds. This will have to be made as accessible and interoperable as possible to both the academic and stakeholder decision-making community. The geological models that have been built in an ad hoc way over the last 5–10 years will be encompassed in a National Geological Model that will be multi-scaled, beginning with onshore UK and eventually including the offshore continental shelf. The future will be characterized by the routine delivery of 3D model products from a multi-scaled and scalable 3D geological model of the UK that can be dynamically updated. The deployment of this model will generate further significant requirements across the Information and Knowledge Exchange spectrum, from applications development (database, GIS, web and mobile device), data management, information product development, to delivery to a growing number of publics and stakeholders.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Integrated Environmental Modelling to Solve Real World Problems: Methods, Vision and Challenges

A. T. Riddick
A. T. Riddick
British Geological Survey, UK
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H. Kessler
H. Kessler
British Geological Survey, UK
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J. R. A. Giles
J. R. A. Giles
British Geological Survey, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
408
ISBN electronic:
9781862396968
Publication date:
January 01, 2017

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