Our facilities

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Facilities

BGS core store

National Geological Repository

The National Geological Repository holds our collections of borehole cores, cuttings, samples, specimens, and related subsurface information from the UK landmass and continental shelf.

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Conference facilities

Conference facilities

The BGS’s Keyworth site has a conference suite and separate exhibition space available to hire by the day or half-day.

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Library

Library

We have extensive collections of books, maps, journals and BGS publications. We also hold special collections of British geological photographs and archive material, chiefly the historical archives of the BGS.

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BGS GeoSchool

BGS GeoSchool offers a wide-ranging programme of both field and classroom-based professional development training courses.

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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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Science facilities

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Centre for Environmental Geochemistry

The Centre for Environmental Geochemistry focuses on the use of geochemistry in research, training and teaching.

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Rock Volume Characterisation Laboratory Cluster

This cluster studies the structural and compositional characterisation of rocks and their constituent parts at all scales.

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Geomicrobiology laboratory

Fluid and Rock Processes Laboratory Cluster

This cluster does research to identify, measure and quantify complex geological and environmental processes essential in the efficient utilisation of natural resources and underground spaces.

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Geotechnical research and design facility

Engineering and Geotechnical Capability

The BGS Engineering and Geotechnical Capability leads the development and application of field and laboratory infrastructure and long-term management of geophysical and geotechnical property data.

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Marine operations

BGS’s highly experienced marine operations team have undertaken both scientific and commercial offshore projects around the globe.

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UKGEOS

UK Geoenergy Observatories

UK Geoenergy Observatories are facilitating a step change in our understanding of geology and our relationship with the underground environment.

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