As a national centre for geology we have a number of facilities available for use by researchers and universities.
Consultancy: petroleum exploration, civil engineering, geohazards, macropalaeontology, micropalaeontology and palynology expertise
Search our databases: borehole & core, palaeontology, photographic, mineralogy and petrology. Includes map collections and PalaeoSaurus
3D geology — models
Data sets — geochemistry, geophysical, minerals, groundwater and flooding
Maps — UK geology onshore and offshore
GeoScholar is a set of free geological data available in GIS format for UK universities, to support teaching and learning within the geosciences.
Analytical and testing facilities. Mineralogy, petrology, microanalysis and imaging. Physical properties of rocks. Fluid processes.
Collections include: books, maps, journals and BGS publications.
Search our library, using ENVIROLIB, or visit in person.
Databases, GIS and reference reports:
GeoIndex GIS, Rock Classification Scheme,
Lexicon of Named Rock Units, Map Symbols.
marine operations and engineering; borehole drilling; geophysical observatories; borehole geophysics; remote sensing laboratory 3D visualisation facility
Geoscience training and professional development.
Geological field surveying and mapping.
Engineering geology, hydrogeology, sequence stratigraphy and tectonics.
Geological surveying and monitoring, energy, climate, environment, minerals, water, earth hazards, land use planning and development, baselines, technologies