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View of water through a crystal ball © (Silke Dietze)
The Future Flows and Groundwater Levels project has carried out the first consistent assessment of the impact of climate change on river flows and groundwater levels across England, Wales and Scotland, using the latest projections from the UK …


GBASE sieving
The analyses presented in this advanced atlas are for those soil samples collected for the National Soil Inventory ( NSI ) by the Soil Survey of England and Wales (now the National Soil Resources Institute , Cranfield University, UK) as …


Cut-out puppet of a Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur
Choose one of our hand puppets or models of dinosaurs and other extinct creatures to download, print and make. All the puppets and models are available as a full-colour version or you can print them in black-and-white if you would like to …


BGS publications available at the Keyworth shop
A BGS-led project team have produced new detailed quantitative groundwater maps for Africa. The maps are the first produced for Africa and are underpinned by dedicated case studies and systematic data/literature reviews. Working with a project …


Seismic trace
A report published by DECC on 17 April 2012, that includes a BGS co-author, concludes that the earthquakes near Blackpool in April and May 2011 were induced by hydraulic fracture treatments at the Preese Hall well (PH1), operated by Cuadrilla …


3D geological model
The BGS is working with Glasgow City Council to look into the use of heat energy from the ground to help to warm Glasgow's homes and communities. Our studies are helping to identify which parts of the city would offer the best prospects of …


Water overflow due to flooding
The BGS is the national repository for groundwater data and information and in addition have extensive holdings of international groundwater data and information. We are working to make this available via this website: Groundwater levels …


Spatial coverage of groundwater chemistry data in Scotland
Collecting new data on groundwater chemistry in Scotland to provide a scientific foundation to Scottish, UK and European water quality policy. New surveying results and data for several regions.


3D model
New and updated content and LithoFrame samples. 3D models help us visualise the ground beneath our feet without the need for interpretation of traditional geological maps. We are developing 3D models at range of scales to meet the needs of our …


Water drop
Groundwater levels across much of England are low a drought has been declared in south-east and eastern England. View a timeline of the groundwater levels from 1970 to present.


Systems geology
Systems geology views geology as a set of interacting objects and processes that function as a whole. It aims to harmonise many aspects of geological information with the e-scientists vision of a comprehensive global knowledge system.


Captain Scott and members of the Southern depot party. Wilson and Bowers seated. Mount Erebus behind. (Copyright British Antarctic Survey/NERC)
This year, 2012, commemorates 100 years since Scott s ill-fated journey to the South Pole. During the journey south and at the base camp at Cape Evans, scientific observations were of paramount importance to Scott and his team. The BGS archive …


Lias Group Report Cover
The Lias Group encompasses some of the most important geological formations in Britain. They have been involved in major engineering projects, industrial exploitation, and pioneering scientific research over the last two centuries. The new …


Water drop
A drought has been declared in south-east and eastern England. Low rainfall this winter in central, southern and eastern England, following two previous winters of below average rainfall, has resulted in exceptionally low river flows and …


The anticipated arrival of a interplanetary coronal mass ejection (ICME) associated with the large X5.4 solar flare on 7 March impacted the Earth's magnetic field at 11:03 UT this morning (8 March). This took approximately 34.5 hours to travel …


There has been an increase in geomagnetic activity over the past 24 hours resulting from activity on the Sun. This activity is expected to increase over the next 48 hours. Wednesday 7 March saw an increase in geomagnetic activity due to the …


Hartland Magnetic Observatory site
The BGS holds a unique collection of about 250 000 historical magnetograms on photographic paper - original recordings of the variations in the strength and direction of the Earth's magnetic field. Browse our new online geomagnetic yearbooks …


3D small people  questionnaire © iStock/AnatolyM
We are updating iGeology; the smartphone App that lets you take a geological map of Britain with you wherever you go. What should we include in the next version? Please can you can help us by completing this survey so that we can build a better …


NDGC logo
Use the collections and information at the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) to find out more about the subsurface of Great Britain for academic or commercial purposes. New and updated content.


Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)
The BGS national Infiltration SuDS Map provides an assessment of the suitability of the subsurface for the installation of infiltration sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). The map allows users to determine the properties of the subsurface with …


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