Edinburgh visitor services closures

Due to our move to new premises at The Lyell Centre over the next few weeks visitor services will be closed from Friday 5th February 2016 - Monday 7th March 2016. Apologies for any inconvenience. Find out more...

UAV gas monitoring project

The British Geological Survey and QuestUAV Ltd, with co-funding from Innovate UK, are developing a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) gas detection system aimed at the energy sector. Find out more...

How does geology influence flooding?

Groundwater levels update (3 February).


Earthwise, the digital publication channel for the British Geological Survey is now available. Read more about the Earthwise site.

Africa Groundwater Literature Archive

The Africa Groundwater Literature Archive is a searchable online database that so far catalogues nearly 7000 references for literature about groundwater in Africa.

The UK now has seven UNESCO Global Geoparks

BGS welcomes the news that the UK now has seven UNESCO Global Geoparks. The new UNESCO Global Geoparks programme was announced on 17 November in a historic vote that created the first new programme in UNESCO since World Heritage in 1972.
Read more about the new UNESCO programme

Mobile apps

Various mobile friendly versions of apps on the BGS website

BGS Geological Walk map

A walk through geological time at BGS Keyworth, now available to browse online


App for the geological map of Britain iPhone App | Android App ... and iGeology3D!


App for soil properties map of Britain | learn about the soil beneath your feet. iPhone App