The ASK Network is being developed by BGS and Glasgow City Council (GCC), with support from other partners in the public and private sectors.
Join the ASK Network to help develop and exchange data sets and methods about the ground beneath Glasgow and beyond.
The ASK Network – or Accessing Subsurface Knowledge – was launched in November 2012 and now has ten private sector, six public sector and two academic members.
Diarmad Campbell, BGS Chief Geologist Scotland, gave a presentation on the ASK Network at this conference in Glasgow City Chambers
Update on the March 2014 ASK Network workshop meeting, with quotes from speakers on the day alongside with some of the presentations given.
March 2014. See the map of the new extent of superficial deposits and bedrock coverage 1.98 MB pdf
Members can log in to the extranet site and ask to view the Glasgow subsurface models over the Groundhog web viewer
ASK is a new data and knowledge exchange network between public and private sectors developed by BGS and Glasgow City Council.
Knowledge of the subsurface is key to delivering successful construction and regeneration projects. Poor understanding of ground conditions is widely recognised as the largest single cause of project delay as well as overspending – see ground rules in New Civil Engineer.
Current members of the ASK Network partnership can access superficial deposits and bedrock 3D subsurface models of the central Glasgow area at no charge.
BGS has been at the forefront of developing 3D urban subsurface models in recent years to help improve understanding of subsurface conditions and view the subsurface in its regional and local spatial context.
3D models are heavily dependent on high quality ground investigation data and can readily be used to promote more cost effective and better informed future site investigations.
With better re-use of subsurface data and knowledge, we are keen to extend these model capabilities and increase the models relevance to practical issues, and support a wide range of decision-making in the public and private sectors.
Join the network by signing the ASK innovation agreement 70 KB pdf.
Contact Hugh Barron for further information about the ASK Network.