Understanding our Earth
We are a world-leading independent research organisation providing objective, expert geoscientific data, information and knowledge.
Latest news and events
New 3D model will help guide exploration for rare earth element deposits in alkaline igneous systems
A team of scientists and institutions across Europe have developed a new 3D geological model designed to guide exploration for rare earth elements.
BGS will lead the new research project ‘Managing the Environmental Sustainability of the Offshore Energy Transition’.
BGS has been involved in co-developing a prototype regional-scale landslide forecasting system in two hazard-prone districts of India.
New research reveals that both a change in climate and human exploitation played a role in a decline in North Atlantic salmon populations.
New technology has enabled marine scientists to capture some of the world’s first images of previously unexplored habitats in the deepest point of the Indian Ocean.
Positively blooming: Japanese flowering cherry trees planted at BGS Keyworth to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee
The walkway of eight trees has been planted in the grounds of BGS headquarters in Keyworth to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne.
The EGU General Assembly 2022 brings together geoscientists from all over the world for one meeting from 23 to 27 May.
Great Britain has over 250 000 documented mining sites and the underground voids resulting from past mining activity pose a possible hazard. Knowledge of the distribution of former mining areas will help us to plan for future development and ongoing maintenance.
A new publication highlights the wide-ranging geological availability of bismuth, a critical raw material that has historically been overlooked in academic research.