The NGDC comprises data gathered or generated by BGS or its precursors, as part of its national strategic mapping programme, in addition to that provided by external organisations.
If you need to find out more about subsurface of any given area in Great Britain, whether for academic or commercial purposes, the most comprehensive collection of information is at the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC).
Browse our discovery metadata by list, keyword, hierarchy or location.
NGDC has a wealth of digital data, many of the most popular datasets are available to search and view online.
How to find records stored with the National Geological Records Centre.
What kind of collection do you need for your research or site investigation? Biostratigraphy and palaeontology; onshore and offshore drillcore, borehole samples; petrology and mineralogy and geochemistry collections.
Search the Earth Science Academic Archive (ESAA) to find the results of NERC research and any other similar research projects.
Borehole cores and samples, thin and polished sections, digital data and paper records acquired by Nirex during its investigations at Sellafield and Dounreay.