Knowledge exchange project: karst aquifers

Webpages on the karst hydrogeology of the Bedhampton and Havant springs in Hampshire are now available as part of the NERC knowledge exchange fellowship on karst aquifers, which aims to collate karst information to assist with groundwater management and protection.

Chancellor of the Exchequer visits The British Geological Survey in Scotland

Read about Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP's visit to the Lyell Centre, where he came to learn about our marine operations.

Sinkhole in Ripon

Report on a responsive visit to a sinkhole at Magdalen Road, Ripon on 11 November 2016.

BGS Annual Science Review 2015–16

Download our latest Science Review highlighting the key projects and research we undertook during 2015–2016.

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The Lyell Centre

The Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology is now officially open. The Centre is a fusion of expertise between the British Geological Survey and Heriot-Watt University. To find out more you can go to the new website www.LyellCentre.ac.uk


BGS are pleased to announce the newest release of BGS·SIGMA — BGS·SIGMAv2015. With redesigned forms and improved data output tools, BGS·SIGMA could help you discover the benefits of digital data capture for geological mapping.
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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