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Geoscience and Policy

As the national forum for the debate and development of cutting edge Earth science, the Geological Society has a special responsibility to communicate this science and its importance to society, to government, the media, other scientific communities and the general public. 

Our policy team engages with government, industry and academia to fulfil this purpose. 

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Geoscience and Brexit

Resources and information on the 2016 referendum and Brexit. 

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Geology for Society Report

Aimed at policy and decision-makers as well as the wider public, 'Geology for Society' outlines the importance of geology to our society.

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Policy Consultations

Responses to geoscience related consultations. 

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Briefing Notes and Statements

Society statements and briefing notes on public interest matters. 

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Policy Related Meetings

Information on selected Geological Society meetings addressing public policy issues, or concerning areas of science with particular policy relevance. 

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National Geological Screening Independent Review Panel

Information on the Radioactive Waste Management consultation. The final report was published on 19 December 2018.

Get involved

In developing our consultation responses, we are keen to have the input of as many Fellows as possible, with a range of perspectives on the issue at hand.

If you would like to be notified by email when a consultation opens, please email