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Hydraulic fracturing in North Yorkshire

The BGS, with partners from the universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham and York (National Centre for Atmospheric Science), is carrying out a science-based environmental monitoring programme in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire.
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1 km below the seafloor!

17/05/2016 – The DOSECC drilling team reached a milestone depth of 1000 m below the seafloor with Core 192R!

Read more about the Chicxulub expedition

Launch of the Africa Groundwater Atlas

The new online Africa Groundwater Atlas is an introduction to the groundwater resources of 51 African countries, and a gateway to further information. Find out more...

Soils team activities

BGS scientists show how Diamond light can map soil carbon in three dimensions to better understand carbon cycle.

Read more about Commercial Agricultural Soil Analyses for Soil Monitoring (CAASM) and organic matter in soil aggregates

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

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