What's new on the website?

Recent updates to the BGS websites.

In 2012 the BGS acquired a modern passive seismic measurement unit (Tromino) to complement the existing suite of near-surface geophysical equipment.

26 April 2017


This weekend a major upgrade to network services at our Keyworth office is taking place.

Most web and information services will remain available throughout the duration of the work but there may be short interruptions to services at any time during Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April.

The services subject to possible interruption include the main website, the online shop, all our hosted sites such as OneGeology, all our webservices and some mobile app functionality.

We apologise for any inconvenience while we undertake this essential work.

Please note that the below Edinburgh-based websites will still be available:

20 April 2017

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On 15 March 2017 the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announced that GeoSciML was approved and published with full documentation as an OGC Standard. The OGC GeoSciML Standard defines a model and the encoding for geological features commonly described and portrayed in geological maps, cross sections, geological reports and databases.

22 March 2017

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There will be intermittent disruptions affecting a wide range of our web services from Tuesday 21 March throughout the rest of the week while we undertake database maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience.

16 March 2017

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We are very pleased to announce that week beginning 6th March 2017, BGS Cardiff Office is relocating to Cardiff University. Details as follows.
The current office and switchboard at Columbus House in Tongwynlais will close at 17.00 on Monday 6th March.
Whilst the physical move takes place, Cardiff-based BGS staff will be working from home on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th March and will be available via email.
BGS Cardiff Office and switchboard will reopen on the Cardiff University campus on Thursday 9th March.

Our NEW address in Cardiff is:
British Geological Survey
Cardiff University
Main Building
Park Place
CF10 3AT

Our NEW telephone number is:
+44(0)29 2167 4280

Email addresses for Cardiff-based BGS staff are unchanged.

3 March 2017

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Over the last few days we have made some considerable changes to the infrastructure of our main website (www.bgs.ac.uk) and its hosted sites. We thank you for your patience while we fix any remaining issues. Found a bug? Please let us know!

1 March 2017

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The BGS website and hosted sites such as OneGeology will be temporarily offline for essential maintenance from 12:00 on Monday 27 February. Hopefully normal services will resume within the hour. Apologies for any inconvenience.

24 February 2017

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Check out our updated Earthquakes and UK School Seismology pages.

24 January 2017

Sampling water supplies in Cornwall
The Bedhampton and Havant spring complex in Hampshire is one of the best examples of Chalk karst springs in the UK. This an overview of the karst hydrogeology in the catchment of the springs, based on available data for the catchment, and current knowledge of the nature of Chalk karst in England.

18 January 2017

The Eli Simpson Archive is an extensive collection of material covering caves and caving in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. It was compiled by Eli Simpson (1884–1962), the founder of the British Speleological Association (now the British Cave Research Association (BCRA)), with contributions from other members.

4 January 2017