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CO2 molecule
The BGS holds a wealth of information and data related to energy.


South Down Chalk
The Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) Partnership has published a Water Climate Change Impacts Report Card.


Laki fissure
The BGS and the UK Meteorological Office are working with government departments, agencies and academic partners across the UK and Iceland, to ensure that plans are in place in Iceland, the UK and the rest of Europe to respond to future Icelandic volcanic eruptions.


BGS Catalogue of maps, books and data
Download the new BGS catalogue of books, maps and data.


Tynemouth headland
Rothbury: An example of the impact of a landslide on the local economy.


MAREMAP initiative led by the British Geological Survey, the National Oceanography Centre and the Scottish Association for Marine Science to improve our understanding of the seabed environment around the UK.


EDM metadata model
Newly released simplified data model for Metadata, based on the Metadata database used by the British Geological Survey to meet international spatial metadata standards such as the European INSPIRE Directive or ISO 19115.


3D Model of the Thames Basin
Uncovering deep structural influences on the Chalk.


St Pancras station stone
The City of London is in an area that has no indigenous building stone its underlying layers of sand, gravel and clay are poorly consolidated materials that are not suitable for use as building stones.


Katla volcano
Updated research area pages as well as some new additions:


The BGS earthquakes website has been updated to house more information on the home page and on the earthquakes 'section' there is a new Google map showing the most recent earthquakes in the UK with links through to detailed information.


The BGS Geological Timechart provides colourful reference material, for use in schools, colleges and the home, setting out the geological timescale and geochronological terms we use at the British Geological Survey.


Geological walk
You can now view the rocks along the Walk on our updated interactive geological map.


Tellus SW logo
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is carrying out a low-level airborne geophysical survey of the South West of England as part of the Tellus South West Project.


Quarrymen preparing blocks of granite building stone at Rubislaw Quarry, Aberdeenshire, BGS©NERC
BGS has provided building stone services since its inception in 1835. Today, the BGS Building Stones Team provides specialist information and advice on building stones, quarries and building conservation to clients in all parts of the UK.


Glacier in Iceland
The BGS hosted an Ice in the Greenhouse exhibition at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition from 2-7 July.


Some of the BGS  map layers  are under the Advanced tab of the  Map   under Land: GBR Bedrock/Superficial/Artificial.
Scotland's Environment Web brings together environmental data, information and reports, from known and trusted sources.


Tank models
Over 3000 people attended the BGS Open Day on 8 June 2013 and as part of the day's activities the BGS Landslides Team presented a series of geohazards as ‘tank models’.


Multibeam data from the North Basin of Windermere (looking north). Red colours indicate shallow areas and blue colours indicate deep water.
A new multibeam bathymetric survey was undertaken in Windermere in September 2010; further fieldwork was carried out in June 2011 and April 2012, including the collection of sediment samples from the lake bed and underwater video.


Geomagnetic storm of 17 March 2013.
In an effort to help protect the UK National Grid from space weather, scientists from the British Geological Survey (BGS) are carrying out the first programme of long-term continuous measurement of the background electric field.


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