About BGS Intellectual Property (IP)

BGS strives to identify, protect and maximise the exploitation of its existing and developing IP, in line with our scientific remit and our legal body's (UKRI) IP and data–exploitation policies. Our intension is to balance the safe retention and control of national geoscience databases and geological information, with the need to release information openly.

To do so BGS will take active measures to protect against the unauthorised copying and reuse of our materials, whilst creating clear and transparent IP policies to enable authorised reuse for our users, both for commercial and non–commercial purposes.

Compliance with legislation, government policies and guidance, will continue to shape our IP policies and procedures.