Science facilities at BGS

BGS operate and maintain a wide range of state-of-the-art laboratories and other facilities. These facilities, managed under the Laboratory Facilities Programme, underpin virtually all of BGS’s diverse range of core and commissioned research programmes.

In addition to information on capability, you will find examples of how our science facilities contribute to BGS’s research efforts.

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South Georgia Geophysical observatory

Geophysical observatories

BGS operates a series of magnetic observatories around the globe.

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Geotechnical research and design facility

Engineering & Geotechnics

Our Engineering and Geotechnical Capability (EGC) leads on the development and application of field and laboratory infrastructure, as well as long-term management of geophysical and geotechnical property data.

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Marine operations

BGS have a highly experienced Marine Operations team that have undertaken both scientific and commercial offshore projects around the globe.

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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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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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Rock Volume Characterisation Laboratory Cluster

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

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