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Mobile apps

Various mobile friendly versions of apps on the BGS website

BGS Geological Walk map

A walk through geological time at BGS Keyworth, now available to browse online


App for the geological map of Britain iPhone App | Android App ... and iGeology3D!


App for soil properties map of Britain | learn about the soil beneath your feet. iPhone App

Our science

Geology and regional geophysics, BGS Global, Climate change, Earth hazards, Energy, Engineering geology, Environmental modelling, Groundwater, Marine, Minerals and waste

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New centre


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Centre for Environmental Geochemistry

The British Geological Survey and the University of Nottingham have announced a new research facility; the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry.

Visit the new Centre for Environmental Geochemistry website.

UK Soil Observatory (UKSO)

A gateway to discover soil property datasets; on the web or via smartphone apps

Read more about UK Soil Observatory (UKSO)

Athena Swan accreditation

BGS is very pleased to have been awarded with the Athena Swan Bronze award.

Read more about our Athena Swan accreditation

BGS Research Fellowship Programme

Research opportunities and how to apply

Read more about our Research Fellowships

Groundwater flooding in the UK

Exceptional and prolonged rainfall since late December 2013 has produced high river flows and groundwater flooding.

More about recent Groundwater flooding in the UK: February 2014

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Africa Groundwater Atlas and Literature Archive New geohazards product pages Centre for Environmental Geochemistry Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham BGS-University of Nottingham Collaboration myVolcano erupts into app stores TODAY! Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship Oil and gas wells and their integrity: Implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation

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myVolcano for ApplemyVolcano is now available for Apple devices

Discover a world of volcanoes and help scientists learn more about volcanic eruptions by sharing your photographs and descriptions of volcanic hazards, as well as collecting samples and measurements of volcanic ash fall.

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Coastal erosion, earthquakes, groundwater flooding, shrink-swell, landslides, radon...

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Global Mineral Statistics Centenary Symposium | 30th April 2014| London QICS Final Conference | 8 May 2014 | London NSGG Student Geophysics Symposium | 13th May 2014 | BGS Keyworth Civil Infrastructure and Technology Exhibition 2014 | 20-22 May 2014 | Earls Court 2, London