What's new on the website?

Recent updates to the BGS websites.


Seismic trace
BGS and partners at Durham University used satellite imagery to map over 3000 landslides triggered by the M7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2015. These maps are helping the relief efforts.


14 May 2015

Groundhog montage
A round up of metrics for the BGS for April 2015.


12 May 2015

BGS roundel
We've refreshed the colours on the website to match our new corporate visual identity guidelines. If things are looking a bit funny, try hitting CTRL + F5 to clear your cache. Any issues or comments, please let us know.


8 May 2015

Data image
25 new formally cited datasets, held by the NGDC showing the title, author(s) and the DOI which links to the landing page with metadata links and direct access to the data where appropriate.


6 May 2015

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