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The BGS team has completed the drilling programme and is working on the Stratigraphical and Isotope Frameworks.

Dr David Millward, BGS Edinburgh

Dave Millward

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David Millward has been a geological surveyor for 35 years, for the last ten of which he has led the BGS mapping and stratigraphical interpretation programme on the Carboniferous of northern England. He has collaborated with Professor Melanie Leng on interpretation of carbon and oxygen isotope records in the Carboniferous of the UK. He has extensive experience of deep drilling programmes, including the recent Newcastle deep geothermal drilling project. He is a Chartered Geologist and is a John Phillips medallist (2009) of the Yorkshire Geological Society, awarded for his stratigraphical work in northern England.

Dr Tim Kearsey, BGS Edinburgh

Tim Kearsey at Burnmouth

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Tim Kearsey is a survey geologist with specific expertise in palaeosols and their use as climate indicators, and in stable isotopes in carbonates, gained through his PhD at Plymouth University and on a research project on the Permo-Triassic extinction event in the southern Ural Mountains of Russia.

Dr Mike Brown, BGS Edinburgh (retired)

Mike Brown

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Mike Brown worked for the BGS in Edinburgh from when he graduated from Newcastle upon Tyne University until he retired in 2010, since when he has been a BGS Honorary Research Scientist. He spent most of his career mapping Devonian and Carboniferous sedimentary and igneous rocks, and also studying the Quaternary geology and geomorphology of the Tay, Earn, Forth and Clyde valleys. He logged commercial and BGS borehole cores including some which have become key in the study of the Ballagan Formation, important to the TW:eed Project.

Professor Melanie Leng, BGS Keyworth and University of Leicester

Professor Melanie Leng

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Melanie Leng is Head of the Stable Isotope Group at the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, holds a Visiting Chair in Isotope Geoscience at the University of Nottingham, and is Visiting Professor at the University of Leicester. She is a recognised expert in stable isotope geochemistry and has published widely on carbon and oxygen isotope records and climate change.