The Geochemical Baseline Survey of the Environment (G-BASE) began in the late 1960’s and started in the north of Scotland with the overall aim of creating an ultimate geochemical map of the UK. This summer is the last year the project is running with two teams of around 12 people sampling stream sediment and waters in the south of England. Team A is covering Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. Here Rebecca Brownlow and Rosie McKay let us in on what a typical day in the field is like for our intrepid Team A........
Above: The G-BASE team of the first six weeks of sampling 2013. From top left; Doug Watson, Chris Gardiner, Paul Everett, Elaine Burt, Peter Heath, Peter Gough, Emily Carter, Rebecca Brownlow, Rosie McKay, Pamela Rattigan and Charlotte Green.
|by Rebecca Brownlow and Rosie McKay|