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 interested in 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 the BGS as and when you need us.
We also work 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.
- National geological screening
- Environment Agency
- Network Rail landslides work
- High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line
- Mineral planning
- Contaminated land
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