Our work

About BGS

As the national geological survey, we are the UK’s premier provider of objective and authoritative scientific data, information and knowledge to help society understand our Earth. Working with our partners, we will contribute to economic growth and tackle some of the most challenging environmental and societal problems. These include supporting the UK Government in achieving its net zero target, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UK and abroad and making communities safer and more resilient to natural disasters.

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Research

Our research includes core geological survey and monitoring work and other innovative projects addressing today’s geoscientific challenges driven by the changing needs of our stakeholders.

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Aeromagnetic surveys

Data search

BGS is a data-rich organisation with over 400 datasets in its care

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2018-2019 Annual Report.

Annual reports

Download BGS Annual Reports in PDF format from 1997 to the present day.

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Who we work with

As an independent geological survey, we provide data, knowledge and information on natural resources.

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Our history

The British Geological Survey is the world’s oldest national geological survey and commemorated its 175th anniversary in 2010.

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Government and policy

As a world-leading geoscience organisation, we provide independent and authoritative advice to the UK government and the administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Accreditations

The following accreditations have been awarded to the British Geological Survey.

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Environmental policy

BGS recognises the important role it has in managing the impact of its day­ to-day operations on the environment and in promoting the principles of sustainability in all of its activities.

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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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BGS Our Team

Our team

The BGS team features a wide range of geoscience specialists. Find out more about our staff, senior management board and the BGS board.

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About BGS

As the national geological survey, we are the UK’s premier provider of objective and authoritative scientific data, information and knowledge to help society understand our Earth.

Show more
2018-2019 Annual Report.

Annual reports

Download BGS Annual Reports in PDF format from 1997 to the present day.

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