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.
I blogged previously about the creation of the BGS Board and the quality of non-executive members that we managed to attract. It is a truly dynamic group of people which will help nurture and challenge BGS... More information
Global model estimates of nitrate stored in the vadose (unsaturated zone) developed by BGS hydrogeologists are now publicly available to download from the National Geoscience Data Centre. More information
Brian Baptie and Richard Luckett have co-authored a report in Science, 'Ultrastable laser interferometry for earthquake detection with terrestrial and submarine cables', detailing how sea-floor fibre-optic cables can listen for earthquakes.
Various mobile friendly versions of apps on the BGS website
A walk through geological time at BGS Keyworth, now available to browse online