What's new on the website?

Recent updates to the BGS websites.


One of the Ecuador landslide areas.
The BGS has played a leading role in building an inventory of landslides and advising on the associated hazards following the M7.8 Ecuador earthquake on 16th April 2016.


29 April 2016

UNESCO geoparks logo
UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites of international geological heritage are holistically managed for protection, education and sustainable development.


22 April 2016

Cityscape and underneath the ground
Many cities are developing 'future city' programmes where knowledge dissemination, cooperation, policy reform and urban design run in parallel with big data and smart technologies. We are working with those at the forefront of future cities thinking to ensure that urban geoscience research and data is embedded in this process and the value of the ground beneath cities is realised.


14 April 2016

Rachel sampling
Updated information on Vale of Pickering environmental baseline monitoring. New realtime seismicity data and preliminary radon and soil gas results.


24 March 2016

Maremap map
The BGS is working with The Crown Estate to understand seabed development opportunities across UK Continental Shelf, by creating a seabed constraints analysis derived from new Geological Factor maps.


23 March 2016

National geological model
Plans to generate better data through a National Geophysical Survey extend BGS National Geological Model.


9 March 2016

Woman with water in a glass
See our newly updated UK Baseline pages, with free access to 35 baseline groundwater chemistry reports and new map search tool.


9 March 2016

Closed filing cabinet
The card catalogue records items added to the BGS Library service from 1970 to the mid 1980s, when the computerised catalogue ENVIROLIB began.


2 March 2016

GBASE SW
Eight new soil and sediment geochemical maps and data (Ba, Ca, Hf, Sm, Si, Sr, Ti, Zr) for south west England now available to download.


19 February 2016

UAV gas monitoring
The British Geological Survey and QuestUAV Ltd, with co-funding from Innovate UK, are developing a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) gas detection system aimed at the energy sector.


27 January 2016