We are the definitive source of landslide information in Great Britain. Landslides are shown on our geological maps and we maintain the National Landslide Database which has over 16 500 records of landslides in Great Britain. Information is gathered from surveys and reports or as part of our responsive work in Great Britain.
When a significant landslide is reported, the Landslide Response Team is sent to assess it. They collect data for the National Landslide Database and provide local advice.
We have a core team of geologists, geomorphologists and engineering geologists who specialise in landslides.
Monthly statistics of landslide occurrence and rainfall amounts in the UK
Information on over 40 landslides and coastal sites.
Photos, videos and reports.
Monitoring coastal erosion
Mapping landslides at the coast
New landslide assessment for those with an interest in the landslides in a particular area or for preliminary site assessments
Terrestrial LiDAR techniques
Examples of data for coastal erosion and volume change models
The Landslides Team is taking part in this collaborative initiative with twelve of the UK's other leading public sector agencies
In October 2010, Hurricane Tomas hit the Caribbean causing death and destruction, particularly on the islands of St Lucia, Grenada and St Vincent. BGS staff have been working on a European Space Agency-funded project using satellite image analysis for disaster management in the Caribbean.