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De la Beche lecture theatre, BGS, Keyworth.
The BGS has a conference suite and well-equipped meeting rooms at its Keyworth office near Nottingham. Rooms can be hired by the day or half-day.


African groundwater maps
The quantitative maps of groundwater productivity, storage, and depth to groundwater can be downloaded below. Each map is available as a high resolution pdf file.


BGS Edinburgh
The BGS have recently worked in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) on the strategic assessment of the value and state of Scotland s geodiversity to help develop the basis for a national policy framework on geodiversity. We also …


Eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland.
The Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) brings together expertise from across the UK's leading public sector agencies with the aim of drawing upon scientific advice in the preparation, response and review of natural hazards. In response to the …


Flooding signs
In recent years groundwater has been recognised as a significant source of flooding in the UK. These FAQS are intended for home buyers, planners and and anyone that thinks they have been affected by groundwater flooding. FAQs include: My house …


Digital geographical map
A new interface to the Offshore GeoIndex has been released. The previous version will remain available for a limited period.


CUSP logo
The BGS are researching the hydrogeology of the superficial deposits within the Clyde valley to further characterise groundwater levels and the groundwater chemistry in the different geological units. This work should help us better understand …


mySoil logo
my Soil is a new free smartphone app from the BGS and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. my Soil lets you take a soil properties map of Britain with you wherever you go, helping you learn about the soil beneath your feet. And with your …


Glacier in Iceland
The BGS operate an observatory site at Virkisjökull in south-east Iceland, studying the evolution of the glacier and the surrounding landscape and their responses to regional climate. Repeated high resolution surveys study how both the glacier …


Geology egg
Create a custom geology or earthquakes map of the UK and embed it in your own website.


Sharing data © istock/kizilkayaphotos
The BGS are involved in many initiatives at UK, European and global scales that aim to increase access to public environmental spatial data in interoperable formats. Such data can be combined with data from other organisations to improve …


Laboratory bottles
Made available in June 2012, the geochemistry data model is the second download to be made available through the OpenGeoscience   Knowledge Exchange project.


Linked data logo
Linked Data is about using the web to connect related data. Web addresses (URIs) are assigned to real-world things. Data about those things is published in machine-readable formats at the assigned addresses. Other datasets can then point to …


GeoReports logo
The Infiltration-to-the-ground GeoReport has been revised to include 24 maps excerpts, reflecting the 24 GIS layers within the Infiltration SuDS map national dataset. This revised report is called the Infiltration SuDS GeoReport This report is …


Geological time clock
Three billion years of Earth's history squeezed into a 130-metre-long stone concourse, every step bringing you about 25 million years closer to the present day. The new Geological Walk at BGS Keyworth was officially opened on 17 May 2012 by Sir …


ICDP-UK logo
In April 2012 the NERC agreed that the British Geological Survey could invest in membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program ( ICDP) ) on behalf of the Earth science sector to build national capability for the UK …


Baseline groundwater sampling
The Eden Valley in East Cumbria is underlain by Permo-Triassic sandstone, the major aquifer in North West England. The aquifer is covered by low permeability till deposits. Concern about rising nitrate trends in some boreholes has prompted …


Multibeam data from the North Basin of Windermere
The BGS, in collaboration with the University of Southampton and the Environment Agency have funded a PhD which aims to investigate modern and glacial environments and processes in Windermere. As part of this PhD, a recent BGS survey has …


Cracked earth
Just as the first Swallow heralds summer, jokes about the wettest drought on record herald the end of a drought - but is it really the end? The drought we have been in, and still are in, has its roots over a two year period rather than the …


Bottled waters sampled in this study
The BGS has carried out a survey of the inorganic chemistry of bottled natural mineral waters and spring waters from across the British Isles. We analysed 85 samples from 67 groundwater sources from a diverse range of aquifer rock types. …


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