Understanding our Earth
We are a world-leading independent research organisation providing objective, expert geoscientific data, information and knowledge.
Latest news and events
New research will explore microorganisms with the potential to breakdown hazardous chemicals in the environment.
Andrew Gordon Gunn – known to all as Gus – has been awarded an MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is part of a joint UK-Kenyan international project that aims to blend data and information with local stakeholder input to explore the sustainable supply of sand and aggregates in Kenya.
Andrew will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the operational support infrastructure at BGS.
BGS and the Dig-To-Share Project have launched the Big Borehole Dig – a citizen science initiative to help improve the availability and accessibility of borehole data for all, and we’re looking for anyone with an interest in boreholes or geology to get involved.
The older and more stable an ecosystem is, the longer lived its species and the more stable the species communities are.
BGS seismic data is featured in a Natural History Museum Public engagement initiative, showing changes in the movement of people, air and noise pollution, and wildlife sightings in the UK during lockdown.
Members of the public will get a rare chance to take a look behind the scenes of the Lyell Centre later this month.