Risk list



Ecuador earthquake disaster response 2016

The BGS has played a leading role building an inventory of landslides and advising on the associated hazards following the M7.8 Ecuador earthquake on 16th April 2016.

Read more about the Ecuador earthquake disaster response 2016

BGS business plan 2016–2019

BGS is constantly reviewing its science priorities and these have largely moved towards a programme of harnessing new technology to instrument the Earth so that we understand geological processes in real time.
Download the Business Plan and read the Director's blog.

Baseline chemistry of UK groundwater

See our newly updated UK Baseline pages, with free access to 35 baseline groundwater chemistry reports and new map search tool.

Risk List 2015

An update to the global supply risk index for elements or element groups that are of economic value.

View the risk list

Edinburgh visitor services closures

Due to our move to new premises at The Lyell Centre over the next few weeks visitor services will be closed from Friday 5th February 2016 - Monday 7th March 2016. Apologies for any inconvenience. Find out more...

UAV gas monitoring project

The British Geological Survey and QuestUAV Ltd, with co-funding from Innovate UK, are developing a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) gas detection system aimed at the energy sector. Find out more...

Mobile apps

Various mobile friendly versions of apps on the BGS website

BGS Geological Walk map

A walk through geological time at BGS Keyworth, now available to browse online


App for the geological map of Britain iPhone App | Android App ... and iGeology3D!


App for soil properties map of Britain | learn about the soil beneath your feet. iPhone App