Our aims

The London LithoFrame50 model

FutureThames aims to initiate, facilitate, and support interdisciplinary and collaborative geoscience research in an attempt to understand the effects of environmental change in the Thames Basin.

The project endeavours to involve not only the diverse threads of geoscience within the BGS, but also the wider environmental communities, public bodies and industry to provide a holistic approach to predicting and mitigating the effects of environmental change.

Providing a relevant and focussed geoscience knowledge base and encouraging knowledge exchange between researchers and practitioners is essential if the impacts of environmental change in the Thames Basin are to be quantified.

More about our aims

Booklet frontcover FutureThames booklet The booklet highlights some of the key challenges affecting the Thames Basin and how geoscience might be able to help address. It is a useful starting point to encourage the use of geoscience as part of an integrated solution.

Key research questions

Our key research questions represent a wide range of challenges faced by BGS science teams in the Thames catchment. Collaboration and input from external stakeholders will ultimately provide a more realistic view of the challenges faced by the Thames region as a result of environmental change.

Collaborate with us

Contact the FutureThames team about academic, environmental, government, industry or scientific collaboration.

More about internal and external collaboration.


FutureThames has access to a wide range of spatial data for use in research within the Thames catchment.

View our project map and current dataset, plus data downloads.