Centre for Environmental Geochemistry

The Centre for Environmental Geochemistry focuses on the use of geochemistry in research, training and teaching. We investigate environmental and climate change, biogeochemical cycling including pollution typing/provenance, science based archaeology, and the use of geochemical tools for research into the subsurface. The Centre has established collaborations with both the University of Nottingham and Heriot-Watt University.

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stable isotope facility

Stable Isotope Facility

We are the largest UK producer of stable isotope data, particularly specialising in climate, environmental and archaeological studies

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Dissolved Gases and Tracers Facility

BGS is the UK’s leading organisation for groundwater dating and tracing. We use a wide range of environmental agents including CFCs, SF6, tritium, radiocarbon and stable isotopes.

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Inorganic science facility

Inorganic Geochemistry Facility

The Inorganic geochemistry facility provides high quality analytical expertise and specialist services for the production and geochemical interpretation of inorganic data for BGS projects, and for commercial, university and public sector clients around the world.

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Soil physics facility

Soil Physics Facility

Our facility provides a range of soil physical measurement services as well as complementary analyses to describe the degree to which soil organic matter is decomposed.

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Aquifer Properties Facility

We undertake specialised core characterisation on drillcore and rock chippings from borehole samples for a wide range of hydrogeological purposes.

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Organic geochemistry facility

Organic Geochemistry Facility

We specialise in organic geochemical measurements at the bulk and molecular level in complex matrices, like rock, sediment, soil and water.

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Applied geochemistry

Since the 1960s, the BGS has amassed considerable geochemical data holdings and developed significant expertise in applied geochemistry.

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