National Geoscience Data Centre

The National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) collects and preserves geoscientific data and information, making them available to a wide range of users and communities. NGDC is recognised as the NERC Environmental Data Centre for geoscience data.

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Accessing data

Access data OpenGeoscience

Access some of the NGDC data collections on the BGS data webpages.

Data © iStockphoto Cited data

Credit is gained by dataset creators, and awareness is improved, by citing datasets in the same manner as journal articles.

Digital geological map Digital products

The full range of digital products and datasets available from BGS, from core geological data (DiGMapGB) to offshore data and ground stability products.

Rainbow Earth science academic archive

ESAA is designed to manage and disseminate datasets collected by NERC grant holders in accordance with the NERC data policy.

Open Government Licence Open Government Licence

The Open Government Licence (OGL) is a simple set of terms and conditions that facilitates the re-use of a wide range of public sector information free of charge.

Records Data access

We maintain a wealth of data, information and other materials gathered throughout the history of the organisation.

Depositing data

Depositing data with NGDC Deposit data with NGDC

Guidelines for depositing data with NGDC.

Data generated by NERC funded grants Information for funded NERC researchers

NERC-funded researchers can find out further information about depositing data with the NGDC.

Notify NGDC of intention to drill Notify NGDC of intention to drill

A Notification of Intention to Drill form must be filled out if you are about to drill a borehole or sink a well.

NERC Data Policy NERC data policy

NERC has a well-established data policy that sets the ground rules that all those funded by NERC must follow in managing the data that they collect.