iGeology 4

Shale gas



BGS Civils | Mapping the earth you move

BGS Civils is a new suite of datasets developed to facilitate desk study screening for ground engineering projects. The dataset contains seven layers describing engineering properties for soils and rocks nationwide including strength, bulking volumes and corrosivity.
Read more about BGS Civils

Long-Term Science, Multi-Centre (LTSM)

NERC has commissioned five highly ambitious research programmes, worth £34m, that will see its research centres, including the BGS, working closely together to tackle major scientific and societal challenges.
Read more about these ambitious new projects

iGeology 4

iGeology Version 4 for iOS has been released! A redesigned user interface and improved offline capabilities make it easier than ever to learn about the geology beneath your feet!

Find out about more new features in iGeology.

Hydraulic fracturing in North Yorkshire

The BGS, with partners from the universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham and York (National Centre for Atmospheric Science), is carrying out a science-based environmental monitoring programme in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire.
Read more about the programme.

1 km below the seafloor!

17/05/2016 – The DOSECC drilling team reached a milestone depth of 1000 m below the seafloor with Core 192R!

Read more about the Chicxulub expedition

Launch of the Africa Groundwater Atlas

The new online Africa Groundwater Atlas is an introduction to the groundwater resources of 51 African countries, and a gateway to further information. Find out more...

Website maintenance

The websites and online services that are hosted at BGS Keyworth are closed for infrastructure maintenance over the 2016 August bank holiday weekend, from 16:00 on Friday 26th until 09:00 on Tuesday 30th.

Please note that the below Edinburgh-based websites will still be available:

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