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About BGS

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To find out more about BGS and the services we offer, please use the quick links provided on this page.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, the BGS Enquiries Team are the main point of contact will be happy to help with your request.

Contact BGS Enquiries

Telephone: 0115 936 3143

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BGS has a wide range of datasets and wants to increase access to these by publishing as many as possible under OpenGeoscience. OpenGeoscience is a free service where you can view maps, download data, scans, photos and other information. The services available under OpenGeoscience are listed below, and include:


Please find information on the following hazards via the links below:



Groundwater Flooding


Shrink swell



We have a wide selection of maps, reports and other products available. For more information please visit the links below:

BGS Shop

BGS Data and services


BGS Datasets

BGS Technologies

Find out more about licensing BGS data and resellers


We welcome feedback, good or bad, from customers and stakeholders on the quality of the products and services that we offer — tell us what you think.

The BGS, as part of UKRI, is committed to meeting its obligations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004, both of which came into operation in January 2005.

Find out more about contacting enquiries with FOI and EIR requests.

Further information about contacting BGS

BGS William Smith Building- Alexander Rotton

Offices and locations

Find out more about our offices and facilities located across the UK.

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BGS Geology Shop

BGS Geology Shops

BGS operate three Geology Shops which sell a range of minerals, fossils, jewellery, educational items and field equipment.

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BGS Keyworth - Alexander Rotton

BGS Intellectual Property Rights

Our intention is to balance the safe retention and control of national geoscience databases and geological information, with the need to release information openly.

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BGS Press Office

Press Office

The Press Office handles all aspects of press, public engagement and external affairs at the BGS. If you are a member of the media and would like to speak to one of our scientists, please get in touch.

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Please contact the BGS enquiries team

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Working with us

Working with us

BGS is committed to being an employer of choice and strives to embrace a culture of inclusivity and flexibility.

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BGS core store

Our data and services

The BGS offers a range of services and information for businesses, home-owners, policy-makers and the general public.

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