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Soil aggregate stability testing
A novel test for measuring soil aggregate stability.


Drilling at Chimimbe Hill Prospect, Malawi
The BGS's international geological activities, now renamed as BGS Global Geoscience, have been a cornerstone of BGS work for more than a century this magazine provides an opportunity to highlight the continuing breadth of BGS overseas applied research and survey.


3D block model
This 3D geological model, built by the British Geological Survey, helped the Environment Agency to develop a much better conceptual model of the aquifer between Hull and Flamborough Head, leading to a better informed groundwater management strategy for the area.


Historical maps of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and Ireland
Scans of all BGS one-inch hand-coloured maps issued between 1835 and 1905 have now been released on OpenGeoscience for viewing. They include the very first maps compiled by the founder of the Survey, Sir Henry De la Beche, and cover all maps issued before colour printing was introduced.


Susceptibility to groundwater flooding for the Oxford area.
The British Geological Survey identified the need for a dataset that would allow stakeholders to assess the potential for groundwater flooding to occur in an area.


Looking down a microscope
The Rt Hon David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, visited BGS Keyworth on 27 February to open the National Geological Repository (NGR).


Recent sinkhole collapses in the United States have attracted much media attention. Dr Andy Farrant and Dr Anthony Cooper discuss sinkholes in the UK and examine how they are formed.


EPOS logo
The European Plate Observing System (EPOS) is the integrated solid earth sciences research infrastructure (RIs) approved by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI). EPOS is a long-term integration plan of national existing RIs.


Assynt Culmination Geological 3D Model
Assynt, in North West Scotland, has attracted generations of geologists who have explored the area to learn how mountain ranges are formed. You can now explore the geological structure below the surface of the Assynt area with this free interactive 3D model.


Core sample icon
The National Geological Repository (NGR) is a national science facility and comprises borehole cores, cuttings, samples, specimens, and related subsurface information from the UK landmass and continental shelf. These collections are used extensively by industry, in research, and to support university teaching.


Hatfield Colliery, South Yorkshire. © NetworkRail Media Centre
On 12 February 2013 the British Geological Survey (BGS) Landslide Response Team received reports of a landslide affecting the railway near Hatfield and Stainforth Station, near Doncaster in South Yorkshire.


3D pdf, Google Earth layer (KMZ) and as part of a free BGS Lithoframe model viewer.


Stack of books. © Oytun Karadayi
Citation search of BGS outputs compiled from Scopus for the period 1 Jan 2007 to 31 December 2012 and the top 10 downloads, from the NERC Open Research Archive (NORA), of publications during the period 1 Jan 2007 to 31 December 2012.


Sir William Edmond Logan, a Canadian, was influential amongst early nineteenth century British geologists and collaborated with the BGS's first Director, Henry de La Beche, mapping parts of South Wales.


Tetrapod world
Tetrapod World early evolution and diversity, or TWeed for short, is a new scientific research project studying fossils and environments from the Early Carboniferous period.


St Kilda (Photo: Anna White)
The BGS are calling on all adventurers, intrepid geology fans and keen photographers to help enhance their knowledge of our geological landscapes. In some parts of the UK the BGS photographic coverage is limited due to extreme terrain or difficult to reach vantage points. The BGS is asking for your help to photograph these EXposures!


Tanzanian girl with fluoride-stained teeth
Groundwater is an important source of drinking water and it is estimated that more than 200 million people worldwide are drinking groundwater with fluoride concentrations greater than the WHO guideline value of 1.5  mg/L. The majority of these cases occur in the developing world.


Groundwater levels - November 2012
This new page shows the most recent entries of our blog, On the water front - groundwater matters at BGS, which relate to groundwater levels and the potential for groundwater flooding and groundwater drought.


BGS Logo
The BGS recently held a forum to provide our stakeholders with a summary of recent science results, its impact, and our future direction.


GB3D National Bedrock Fence Diagram
In December 2012 the geological map of Great Britain was extended into the third dimension with the release of GB3D shown as a network of cross-sections through the earth's crust.


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