Groundwater levels January 2017

Groundwater levels were unusually low across southern England in January 2017. Our groundwater research team investigates why and what this might mean for groundwater levels in the next few months.

UK Soil Observatory (UKSO) map viewer

New version of the UKSO map viewer released 01 February 2017

Seamless coastal surveying

This web service brings you a new seamless onshore–offshore digital geological map for part of one of the most famous coastlines in the world — the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Updated! Earthquakes and School Seismology

Check out our updated Earthquakes and UK School Seismology pages.

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.

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.
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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