What's new on the website?

Recent updates to the BGS websites.

BGS photo of the month on Instagram March 2015
The monthly BGS communications dashboard is a summary of the main website visitor stats, most popular downloads, top media stories and highlights from our social media.

24 April 2015

Groundwater levels sample
Two new digital products are now available: Groundwater levels and Hydrogeological Maps of Scotland.

23 April 2015

Eddleston model
Built by BGS in GSI3D V3 and Gocad and subsequently converted to 3D pdf, this model covers about 0.23 km2 of the floodplain and valley side of the catchment of the Eddleston Water, west of the A703, north of Peebles in the Southern Uplands of Scotland.

13 April 2015

Wellies in the rain
BGS and the Environment Agency (EA) have worked together to produce these revised estimates of the number of properties that are in areas with a groundwater flood hazard, with the aim of providing better estimates in a similar way to those prepared for flooding from rivers, the sea and surface water.

18 March 2015

Geology globe
We have had some problems lately that have been due to teething issues with our new server. Hopefully these are now resolved. We appreciate your patience and apologise for the inconvenience. The web team.

16 March 2015

Red Kite House
Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are drainage solutions that provide an alternative to the direct channelling of surface water through networks of pipes and sewers to nearby watercourses. The aims of SuDS are to reduce surface water flooding, improve water quality and enhance the amenity and biodiversity value of the environment. The observatory at Red Kite House has been established to identify how these SuDS schemes impact on groundwater.

10 March 2015

Sampling dissolved gases
Since the beginning of the national methane baseline survey in 2012, a total of 155 new groundwater methane samples have been collected and analysed from five areas. The latest of these is Cumbria and Northumberland.

10 March 2015

Dr Ash Parton and Prof Adrian Parker (lower figure) examining the alluvial fan deposits in the wadi Al Sibetah quarry, Al Ain, UAE
Research by BGS in collaboration with colleagues at Oxford Brookes University suggests that periodic changes in rainfall linked to changes in global climate, in particular shifts in the Indian Ocean monsoon, created several opportunities for humans to migrate across the interior of Arabia.

10 March 2015

Read the first edition of our new newsletter 'BGS matters' that displays the wide spectrum of public-related activities of BGS. Save and print a booklet of the articles you're interested in.

20 February 2015

White Ribbon
BGS own and operate a small 9 m survey catamaran called the White Ribbon. Its name refers to the data gap within the coastal zone where offshore data collection has been difficult. The vessel is being used to fill this gap, as its small size and draft allow survey operations to be undertaken in very shallow water depths. The boat has also been used in various lochs and lakes, with the aim to increase our understanding of what lies beneath the waves.

18 February 2015