You can use this online catalogue to search thousands of records describing archives relating to the British Geological Survey, its predecessors and scientists and organisations associated with it.
The British Geological Survey was founded in 1835 as the Ordnance Geological Survey. It became the Geological Survey of Great Britain and Ireland (1845–1906), Geological Survey of Great Britain (1906–1965), and the Institute of Geological Sciences (1965–1984) before being renamed the British Geological Survey.
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Tragically, 22-year-old Charlotte Blackman from Derbyshire was killed in the incident. The public have been advised to stay away from the cliffs.
It was reported that approximately 400 tons of rock fell in two rock-fall events approximately 20 minutes apart at around 12:30.More about the Burton Bradstock rock fall
iGeology 3D is a free smartphone app that 'paints' a geological map on the ground around you.
Look at the landscape through your phone's camera and see the geological map painted on the ground - augmented reality geology!
More about iGeology 3D
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.
Our meeting rooms accommodate between 12 and 50 people, while the De la Beche Conference Suite seats up to 150. We offer competitive rates, in-house buffet catering and free car parking making BGS Keyworth an ideal venue for hosting meetings, training days and conferences.
If you would like to arrange a viewing or would like to enquire about availability, please contact our events manager on 0115 936 3112 or BGS Event Booking.
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.
The quantitative maps are the first produced for Africa and are underpinned by dedicated case studies and systematic data/literature reviews. They are designed to show information at the continental, or regional scale (nominally at 1:20M).
Detailed description of the methodology, and a full list of data sources, used to develop the groundwater storage and productivity maps can be found in the peer-reviewed paper (Quantitative maps of groundwater resources in Africa) on the maps and supplementary material, published in Environmental Research Letters.More about Groundwater resilience to climate change in Africa or download digital groundwater maps of Africa
Scotland's Geodiversity Charter was launched in Edinburgh on 6 June 2012. The Charter is the work of the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, with support from the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, the British Geological Survey (BGS) and GeoConservationUK
In response to the work of the Natural Hazards Partnership, the BGS has prepared a number of Geohazard notes to provide relevant summary information for some of the geohazards that could affect the UK.
The Geohazard notes provide information on how and why the hazard occurs, how it is measured, locations susceptible to the hazard and possible worst case scenarios.
The notes also give details on how the BGS and collaborating organisations respond to such hazards.
We are also developing a pilot groundwater monitoring network for Glasgow
Repeated high resolution surveys study how both the glacier and land surface, and the deposits beneath, change over time.
We are using cutting-edge technologies, not used in such a combination anywhere else in the world. These give unique insights into:
New content including the home page in Icelandic.
mySoil is a new free smartphone app from the BGS and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
mySoil 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 phone's GPS you'll know exactly where you are.
Linked data allows powerful and easy re-use of data by interconnecting data, putting it in to context and enabling comparisons. By clearly representing the structure and meaning of the data it makes it easier to create applications and visualisations that use it.
The use of linked data is being promoted by data.gov.uk to open up access to government-funded, public data. BGS are publishing its data as linked data to accelerate its exploitation by all potential users. We hope that the release of our data in this format will stimulate new and innovative ways to use our information to help solve some of the environmental problems facing humankind today.
Made available in June 2012, the geochemistry data model is the second download to be made available through the OpenGeoscience Knowledge Exchange project.
This report is aimed at professionals involved in planning or construction, but it may also be relevant to help house-holders judge whether or not further professional advice should be sought.
It provides relevant subsurface information necessary to design effective infiltration-to-the-ground sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) such as shallow soakaways, infiltration trenches and infiltration basins.
The report highlights:
Order an Infiltration SuDS GeoReport
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 John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser.More information and visiting the BGS Keyworth Geological Walk
The ICDP-UK website contains information relating to recent projects, UK convenors, UK members and details about meetings
Register for the 1st ICDP-UK workshop | 3 July 2012 | Nottingham
on the new ICDP-UK website.