Science facilities

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.

Analytical facilitiesBGS laboratory capability

Fluid processes, Geochemistry, Geotechnics and geophysics, Mineralogy, petrology, microanalysis and imaging

3D Visualisation facility3D visualisation facility

National geological model, downloads, services, modelling systems, teaching and learning

BGS's hydrothermal laboratoryBorehole geophysics

Routine and specialist geophysical logging in both open and cased holes for a wide range of hydrogeological purposes

Dando drilling rigDrilling facility

Information on the drilling capabilities of the BGS Drilling Facility which operates out of BGS Keyworth

Geophysical observatoriesGeophysical observatories

BGS operates three magnetic observatories in the UK.

DP Hunter, Tahiti Marine operations & engineering

Coring and drilling operations, geophysical surveys, sea-bed sampling, Loch, lake and inshore surveys

NERC earth science facilities NERC earth science facilities

NERC provides world-leading scientific facilities, research ships, aircraft, analytical facilities, satellite data processing, supercomputers and specialist equipment. This page lists the earth science facilities managed by BGS.

Landsat 7 ETM false-colour image of the Richat structure in northern MauritaniaRemote sensing laboratory

This team utilises a wide range of earth observation techniques across applications


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