We provide information, expertise and advice about all aspects of British geology.
We carry out multidisciplinary research, both collaborative and commissioned work, in areas such as geothermal energy, quarrying and shallow mining, waste management, transport and water service tunnels, groundwater abstractions, resource gas storage, radioactive waste disposal, hydrocarbons, and carbon capture and storage.
Our impartial, multidisciplinary survey and research work informs important stakeholders such as the groundwater industry, environmental organisations, the minerals industry, land use planners, academia, and the public.
We produce geological reports, maps and lithostratigraphical framework guides, mathematical models, 3D geological models and fence diagrams, and groundwater models. Outputs from our research and data holdings also underpin products such as GeoSure, OpenGeoscience and iGeology.
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A wide variety of geoscience projects and research across the whole of England to help us further understand our environment and plan for future change.
Environment and hazards, energy and minerals, information delivery, geology and landscape...
We provide high quality geoscience solutions in 2D and 3D for Scotland's many environmental and social challenges.
We contribute to the advancement of high quality geoscience, linking research to today's environmental and social challenges.
An accurate, multi-scalar, geospatial model of the subsurface arrangement of the rocks and sediments of the UK.
BGS have produced overviews of the regional geology for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
We are involved in a broad spectrum of research activities, often collaborating with other areas of BGS research including:
We provide geological expertise for co-funded and commissioned projects such as: