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Despite having a less than ideal run-in time, this was a really fun project. I was commissioned by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) and BGS (British Geological Survey) to create a series of large-format posters for a proposed Geoenergy Observatory. The posters were used in two public consultation events in Cheshire and Glasgow (in September 2017) where NERC and BGS representatives addressed any queries, or concerns the public might have about having such a scheme on their doorstep.
When complete, the project will consist of about 80 boreholes (of varying depths) each equipped with a variety of equipment and sensors. The boreholes will allow scientists and geoengineers to observe how fluids and gas flow within underground systems and to understand the relationship between the rock layers from the surface to the deep underground environment. Measurements taken from the boreholes will look at issues such as seismic activity, water movement and chemistry.
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Christina Chapman (BGS's project communications manager) said:
"I would like to thank you for all the work you did in producing content for our event... there was a lot of work for you and Sylvie to get through in a short amount of time. We’ve had lots of lovely positive comments about the posters – and particularly the boxes. They were great to work with as an interactive device"
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Ben Gilliland is a freelance science writer, graphic journalist, illustrator and author with more than 20 years of experience. This is where he talks about work he has done... on the off-chance anyone is interested.