The British Geological Survey hosts the websites of several organisations which share the Survey's goal of promoting the discovery, understanding and enjoyment of the geoscience world.

Disclaimer: Each organisation retains full rights and responsibilities for its content. Questions, suggestions and comments should be directed to the person maintaining each site. Questions regarding hosted sites in general should be directed to the BGS Webmaster (

Afghanistan minerals

Afghanistan flagThe official web site for the Afghanistan Geological Survey, a component body of the Afghanistan Ministry of Mines.

Africa Groundwater Literature Archive

Logo for AGLAA searchable database of references of groundwater literature, both published and unpublished.


Logo for AGIDThe Association of Geoscientists for International Development.


BARGE LogoBioaccessibility Research Group of Europe.


BritGeothermal LogoBritGeothermal is a new UK-based consortium established as a focus for deep geothermal energy research both in the UK and globally.

Centre for Environmental Geochemistry

Centre for Environmental Geochemistry LogoA collaborative research centre between the University of Nottingham and the BGS.

Changing Water Cycle

Changing Water Cycle LogoA NERC funded research programme which will develop an integrated, quantitative understanding of changes in the global water cycle.


CGI LogoCommission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information.


CO2 stored LogoThe impaCt of hydrOcarbon depletioN on the Treatment of cAprocks within performance assessment for CO2 InjectioN schemes - CONTAIN

CO2 stored

CO2 stored LogoThe UK Storage Appraisal Project (UK SAP) was commissioned and funded by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to provide a comprehensive, auditable and defensible estimate of UK CO2 storage capacity.

COST Action TU1202

COST Action TU1202 LogoAddressing the impacts of climate change on engineered slopes for infrastructure


DiSECCS LogoDiagnostic seismic toolbox for the efficient control of CO2 storage developing sophisticated, seismic methods to monitor underground carbon dioxide storage sites.

Earth Data Models

Earth Data Models LogoOpen, ready-to-use database designs that are free for all.

Earth Science Europe

Earth Science Europe LogoA Forward Look to a Roadmap for Earth Sciences Research in Europe

EMODNET-Geology portal

EMODNET LogoEuropean Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODNET)


EPOS LogoEuropean Plate Observing System (EPOS), UK Steering Group


ESEF LogoEarth Science Education Forum for England and Wales, incorporates the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Earth Sciences web pages.

Environmental Science to Services Partnership (ESSP)

ESSP LogoThe ESSP is a partnership of seven UK public-sector bodies. Our collective purpose is to develop ways to translate and apply the world-leading environmental science we each generate, to support the delivery and improvement of UK services.


EURARE LogoEURARE is a project funded by the European Commission for the 'Development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe's Rare Earth ore deposits'.


Fate of Repository Gases logoFate of Repository Gases.

Foundations of the Mendips

FOTP LogoAn interactive guide to the natural and man-made landscape of the Mendip Hills.

GB3D Type Fossils Online

GB3D Type Fossils Online FossilThis project, funded by JISC, aims to develop a single database of the type specimens, held in British collections, of macrofossil species and subspecies found in the UK, including links to photographs (including 'anaglyph' stereo pairs) and a selection of 3D digital models.


GIG LogoGeoscience Information Group.


Geological Survey of Northern Ireland LogoGeological Survey of Northern Ireland.


IAGA LogoDIVISION V: Geomagnetic observatories, surveys and analyses: International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy


IBISIsotopes in Biogenic Silica.


International Continental Scientific Drilling Program - UK.


InformaTEC is a NERC funded Technology Cluster for the field of Data, Models and Informatics.

Irish Historical Geological Maps

Irish Historical Maps logoA range of historical geological maps, sections and memoirs of Ireland, mostly from the 19th century.


Infrastructure slopes Sustainable Management And Resilience Assessment logoInfrastructure slopes Sustainable Management And Resilience Assessment

London Basin Forum

London Basin Forum logoThe London Basin Forum (unearthing London's geology): a research consortium of industrial and academic partners whose aim is to produce a baseline model for the London Basin.


MAREMAP logoImproving our understanding of the seabed environment around the UK.


MineralsUK LogoUp-to-date information on mineral exploration, mining, production and trade.


NAG-CITYMaking best use of the ground beneath our cities.

NERC Projects

NERC logo


NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory (NIGL) LogoNERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory.


OneGeology LogoCreating a dynamic digital geological map for the world.

PURE portal

PURE Experimental Zone LogoProbability, Uncertainty and Risk in the Environment, providing free access to metadata for model codes and their applications (model instances).


Quantifying and monitoring potential ecosystem impacts of geological carbon storage (QICS)Quantifying and monitoring potential ecosystem impacts of geological carbon storage (QICS).

Radioactivity And The Environment

RATEThe high level goal is to build UK capacity in radioactivity and the environment.

SADC Groundwater Grey Literature Archive

SADC logoAn archive of groundwater literature from the Southern African Development Community (SADC).


IUGS Subcommission on the systematics of Metamorphic Rocks LogoIUGS Subcommission on the systematics of Metamorphic Rocks.

SoS MinErals

SoS MinErals LogoSecurity of Supply of Mineral Resources is an interdisciplinary research programme funded by NERC, EPSRC and FAPESP focusing on the science needed to sustain the security of supply of strategic minerals in a changing environment.


SoS RARE LogoThe SoS RARE project is a consortium project funded by NERC and EPSRC under the Security of Supply of Mineral Resources (SoS Minerals) science programme, running from 2015 to 2019.

Storm Risk Mitigation

Storm Risk MitigationA NERC funded research programme which aims to improve short and longer term forecasting of storms and their impacts on catchments and coasts.

Tellus South West

Tellus South West logoA low-level airborne geophysical survey of the South West of England

Tetrapod World

Tetrapod WorldTetrapod World: early evolution and diversification. Discovering how tetrapods splashed out!

UKCCS Research Centre Archive

UKCCSRC ArchiveThe UKCCSRC Archive holds digital data outputs generated by UKCCSRC funded research projects and makes them available to search and download.

UK GEO Co-ordination Project

UK geoThe intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is leading a worldwide effort to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to build on and add value to existing Earth Observation (EO) systems.

UK geoscience: Earth Science in the 21st century

UK geoscienceContribute to the C21 Earth Sciences Forum and shape the future direction of UK geoscience.


UKSOA gateway to discover soil property datasets; on the web or via smartphone apps.


U-Series is a website for the exchange and development of ideas related to U-series geochronology.


Vogripa logoThe Volcanic Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project aims to provide systematic information on global volcanic activity, hazards and vulnerability that can be analysed to identify locations at high risk from volcanism and gaps in knowledge about hazards and risk.

World Data Centre for Geomagnetism

International Council for Science World Data SystemThe Geomagnetism team of the British Geological Survey hosts the World Data Centre for Geomagnetism (Edinburgh), a node of the World Data System (WDS) established by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).