Disaster risk


3D models


World Magnetic Model (WMM)

What links the centre of the Earth, billions of smartphones, and BGS scientists? The answer is: the recently updated World Magnetic Model (WMM). More information

Reducing disaster risk for the poorest citizens in tomorrow's cities

The BGS is a research partner in the £20 million UKRI GCRF Urban Disaster Risk Hub, aiming to embed disaster risk management into the urban planning of four cities across the world. Read more

One Ocean Hub

British Geological Survey and Heriot-Watt scientists are research partners in the ambitious, £20 million UKRI GCRF One Ocean Hub, which will transform the global response to the urgent challenges facing our oceans.
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Regional geological visualisation models

BGS have launched 14 new geological visualisation models to reveal the 3D geology of the UK and allowing you to explore your world and see the places you know from a new angle. Delivered in a pdf format and available here, they provide a unique 3D view of the geology that makes up the upper 1.5 kilometres of the UK's crust.
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Seismometers installed at Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site

Work is continuing to progress at the UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow. Seismometers have been installed at the first borehole and work to prepare the site for the rest of the boreholes is underway. Find out more.

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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