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Eileen Guppy
'Pioneers of the British Geological Survey' is a series of web pages, one page per staff member, giving a fascinating insight into the careers of the members of staff who served in the organisation during the first hundred years of its existence.


Sampling methane
BGS/DECC has completed an estimate for the resource (gas-in-place) of shale gas in part of central Britain


A subscription-based web-view service to the full national coverage of the Infiltration SuDS Map.


Photo Booth at the BGS Open Day
We hope you enjoyed your visit to the BGS Open Day. Find your Photo Booth pictures here.


Geological walk map
You can now browse interactive maps to learn more about the rocks on the Geological Walk. A mobile version is also available.


Chalcedony Photomicrograph
The petrological thin sections (microscope slides) are being imaged (plane and cross polarized light) and progressively linked to the BGS Rock Collections, mineralogy and petrology collection, database.


The BGS Environmental Modelling Platform
The concept of an Environment Modelling Platform (EMP) was a radical change for BGS when it was included as a goal in 2009 - 2014 strategy. It highlighted the necessity for making all BGS science and data accessible both internally and to our users.


Scotland’s Environment Web map
On 15 May, 25 BGS map layers were added to Scotland’s Environment Web portal along with an additional 74 from other contributing organisations, to provide a comprehensive gateway to Scotland's environmental data.


Collecting a stream sediment sample using a 150 µm nylon sieve.
The Nigerian Geochemical Mapping Project was funded by the World Bank through the Nigerian Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project (SMMRP) to give technical assistance to the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) to carry out a national programme of geochemical mapping.


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.


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