Our users

3D geological model of the Chichester area, created for the Environment Agency to help understand groundwater movement

Noticeboard to help improve local understanding of the geological history at Blakeney Esker, Norfolk

Many people benefit from the geological maps and 3D models, investigations and reports we produce.

Examples incude:

  • local communities: We provide 3D geological modelling to aid understanding of movement of groundwater, our geological data and knowledge is used to create more sustainable communities, and we provide geological expertise in investigations for suitable sites such as large-scale developments
  • central and regional government: We work for national government departments in the UK and overseas to provide strategic geological expertise for decision making in planning, development, climate change impacts, resource allocation and energy.
  • home owners: Our geological data and expertise are used to produce radon and geological reports for house builders, and provides information on resources required for building homes.
  • students and academia: Universities and schools use our geological maps and reports to teach students at all levels. We have strong links with many universities. We often supervise undergraduate projects and PhDs. See also our educational resources for teachers.
  • outdoor enthusiasts: For our geoheritage projects, we often create onsite noticeboards or webpages for areas that have an interesting geological history e.g. Blakeney Esker.

Professional standards

Many of our geologists are chartered geologists / scientists, European geologists, or Fellows of the Geological Society of London, thus ensuring close links with the scientific professional community.

Other posts currently held by our geologists include Vice President of the Yorkshire Geological Society, member of the Geological Society Accreditation Panel and Stratigraphy Commission, visiting professors and research associates for a number of universities, and Editor of the Proceedings of the Geologists' Association.

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