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.
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.
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. They are accompanied by the colourful horizontal sections that criss-cross the whole country and the interesting ‘Index to colours’ which show how the stratigraphy has developed over time.
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.
The EPOS Infrastructures Preparatory Phase is a research infrastructure and e-science for data and observatories on earthquakes, volcanoes, surface dynamics and tectonics.
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.
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.
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.
The landslide occurred in a spoil heap at Hatfield Main Colliery and distorted a large section of train line along the Doncaster to Goole and Doncaster to Scunthorpe lines.