Data on Environmental Earth Science Reported by Researchers at British Geological Survey
2012 JUL 6 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Current study results on Environmental Earth Science have been published. According to news originating from Midlothian, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews correspondents, researchers stated "Landslide inventories are essential because they provide the basis for predictive landslide hazard and susceptibility assessments and because they allow for the manipulation and storage of temporal and spatial data. The National Landslide Database has been developed by the British Geological Survey (BGS)."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research by the authors from British Geological Survey, "It is the most extensive source of information on landslides in Great Britain with over 15,000 records of landslide events each documented as fully as possible. This information is invaluable for planners and developers as it helps them investigate, avoid or mitigate areas of unstable ground in accordance with Government planning policy guidelines. Therefore, it is vital that the continual verification, collection and updating of landslide information is carried out as part of the Survey's 'National Capability' work. This paper describes the evolution from a static database to one that is continually updated forming part of a suite of national digital hazard products."
According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "The history of the National Landslide Database and associated Geographical Information System (GIS) is discussed, together with its application and future development."
For more information on this research see: The national landslide database of Great Britain: development, evolution and applications. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2012;66(3):941-953. Environmental Earth Sciences can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Environmental Earth Sciences - www.springerlink.com/content/1866-6280/)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from C. Foster, British Geol Survey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom.
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Midlothian, United Kingdom, Mining and Minerals, Environmental Earth Science
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