Laboratory services

UKAS/MCERTS accreditation

The Inorganic Geochemistry Laboratories provide high quality analytical expertise and specialist services for the production and geochemical interpretation of inorganic data for BGS projects, and for commercial, university and public sector clients around the world. Project areas benefiting from input by laboratory staff are wide ranging and include geochemical surveys, water resources, contaminated land, natural hazards, marine pollution, mineral exploration, nuclear waste disposal, environment and health.

The Laboratories are accredited to ISO 17025 and to the Environment Agency's Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) standard for soils, and we have a schedule of UKAS accredited tests. Confidence in the quality of our data is demonstrated by participation in a range of proficiency testing schemes, such as Aquacheck (waters), CONTEST (contaminated land), International Soil Exchange (soils), Quasimeme (marine sediments) and GeoPT (silicate rocks).

These laboratories occupy purpose-built accommodation equipped with an extensive suite of modern analytical instrumentation, along with specialised sample preparation facilities.

Our analytical capability provides extensive datasets on a wide range of geological and environmental samples.

Contact

Please contact Michael Watts, Charles Gowing or Simon Chenery for further information.