The BGS offers a range of services and information for businesses,
home-owners, policy-makers and the general public.
Consultancy: petroleum exploration, civil engineering, geohazards.
Macropalaeontology, micropalaeontology and palynology expertise.
Specialist training: morphology, taxonomy, stratigraphical applications.
Search online datasets:
borehole core, map-based index, fossil classification (taxonomy), palaeontological collections, photographic archive.
Rock: collections, dictionary (lexicon) and classification scheme.
One of the world's major earth science libraries.
Collections include: books, maps, journals and BGS publications.
Search our library using NERC Worldcat, or visit in person.
Our laboratories and other operations include:
marine operations and engineering; borehole drilling; geophysical observatories; borehole geophysics; remote sensing laboratory 3D visualisation facility
Environment and processes; geoscience modelling; hydrocarbons and energy; mapping and digital field data; minerals; publications; remote sensing and photogeology; statistics for geoscientists
BGS has well-equipped meeting rooms and a conference suite that can be hired by the day or half-day at BGS in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.
3D models help us visualise the ground beneath our feet without the need for interpretation of traditional geological maps. We are developing 3D models at range of scales to meet the needs of our users at various resolutions and in a range of formats.
BGS can help your organisation share its environmental spatial data and meet their INSPIRE and UK Location obligations.
From homebuyer to government, universities and research.
Construction, consultants, conveyancy, energy, minerals, transport, water.
Online bookshop — buy books, maps and guides.
Online site specific reports — GeoReports
Online borehole records — GeoRecords
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The Enquiries Team will be happy to answer your question or put you in touch with the specialist you need.