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Green Great Britain Week

We're celebrating Green Great Britain Week this week, highlighting the opportunities that clean growth offers the UK and raising the understanding of how business and the public can contribute to tackling climate change. We'll be sharing stories on our website and on social media throughout the week and for more information #GGBW

Deep ocean mineral deposits

Deep ocean mineral deposits could make a significant contribution to future raw material supply... Read more

Multi-agency mine rescue exercise

The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI) has taken part in a multi-agency mine rescue exercise together with emergency services and rescue organisations. This is the first exercise of its kind in the UK and Ireland and will lead the way for further joint agency cooperation to reduce risk and safeguard public health in Northern Ireland. Find out more

British tsunamis

New research carried out by the BGS and the University of Dundee, funded by NERC, shows that British tsunamis happen much more often than previously thought. More information

Geospatial Commission consultation

The BGS is a partner body of the Geospatial Commission that was announced in November 2017. The Geospatial Commission is an impartial expert committee that aims to promote the more productive use of public and private sector geospatial data. This will maximise the value of 'location data', which could generate £11 billion a year.
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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