The British Geological Survey (BGS) maintains a wealth of data, information and other materials gathered throughout the history of the organisation. These data underpin the science undertaken by the BGS and the products and services we provide, and are also used by the wider geoscience community in the UK and beyond.
The BGS Information Management (Geology) Project populates and maintains a number of key geological databases and other information systems.
This is done in collaboration with other teams within the Survey who rely on these well-managed and mature data sets to carry out their research, and to create products, publications and services.
Hydrogeological data include well records, groundwater level time series and information on aquifer properties and hydrochemical analyses. While primarily focussed on the UK, archival collections of overseas data and information are also held.
The BGS manages marine geological and geophysical data from the seabed and sub seabed mainly from the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) and adjacent area.