This report, published in 2015, was written jointly by BGS and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The report is written in the form of a manual for those with some technical groundwater (hydrogeological) knowledge, but also includes summaries for non-specialists.
We undertake a wide range of research in the team, and work closely in collaboration with key university partners. Our research has a wide base across health and environmental quality, both within the UK and internationally. We also provide analytical services to other Directorates within BGS, and to external organisations.
GOForth, ASK Network, Scotland's Carboniferous legacy landscapes, Geodiversity, geoheritage and geotourism, Grampian and northern Highlands, Tetrapod World (TWeed), Glasgow and the Clyde Basin, EU COST SUB-URBAN, Upland geomorphology, Assynt Culmination 3D geological model, Moray coast and Inverness
The BGS has initiated a science-based environmental monitoring programme in The Fylde,Lancashire where planning applications were submitted by Cuadrilla for the development of shale gas. This monitoringis independent of the industry and regulators and represents the first independent, integrated monitoring programmeto characterise the environmental baseline in an area subject to interest from the shale gas industry.
The BGS is a world-leading geological survey that focuses on public-good science and research to understand earth and environmental processes. See examples of those areas of our work that are nationally important, unique and demonstrate our value to the UK.