Open Day





Open Day

Come to our Open Day on Saturday 1st July., talks and lots of hands-on activities for all the family.


BGS Informatics manages a wealth of geoscience data, information and other materials for the long-term benefit of the UK and the rest of the world.


BGS adds more data to OpenGeoscience, including geochemical data from the G-BASE campaign, access to its publications, and downloadable datasets. Search our data.

GeoSciML data standard becomes official

The GeoSciML 4.1 geoscience data exchange standards have become approved as a global standard.
Read more about the GeoSciML data standard.

Baseline monitoring in Vale of Pickering

BGS leads a consortium to conduct environmental baseline monitoring for a potential shale gas site in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire.
Read more about monitoring in Yorkshire

What are you searching for?

Purdah restrictions: As the BGS is an arm’s length body of government, we face restrictions on communicating during the pre-election period and are not able to provide media comment at this time. Normal service will be resumed after the General Election when a new government has been formed.

Can't find something? Let us know!
See the BGS communications dashboard to find out what other people have looked at.

Database maintenance

There will be a short interruption to database services this Saturday morning, 24th June. The disruption will be kept to a minimum and normal service restored as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Get in touch

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