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. Our geoscience data, information, knowledge and expertise support evidence-based policy development and decision-making across the UK public sector.
If you are interest about our public role, please visit the Government and policy page.
We provide technical advice to all areas of government and the public sector on geoscience and its impact on Government and society. With a wealth of expertise across a broad range of geological disciplines, we can arrange this on a project by project basis or set up longer term provision of advice whereby you can call on BGS as and when you need us.
BGS also works in long-term partnerships and in responsive arrangements across the public sector in response to commissions to meet the specific needs of the individual organisations, including strategic overseas projects.
Example of recent projects are:.
- Mineral planning
- Contaminated land