What's new on the website?

Recent updates to the BGS websites.


BGS Staff at work in the laboratory
New research developed by an international team of scientists including the British Geological Survey has just been published in Nature Communications. The new study dates past methane emissions from the Barents Sea, to the north of Norway, as well and investigates its potential impact on greenhouse gas concentrations and the climate record.


18 May 2016

Slice through a soil aggregate
Does the location of organic matter in soil aggregates influence whether bacteria can access it? Seeing through soil to locate soil organic matter.


5 May 2016

Topsoil Ph
Can farmers' soil analyses be used to monitor important soil indicators across England and Wales?


5 May 2016

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


29 April 2016

UNESCO geoparks logo
UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites of international geological heritage are holistically managed for protection, education and sustainable development.


22 April 2016

Cityscape and underneath the ground
Many cities are developing 'future city' programmes where knowledge dissemination, cooperation, policy reform and urban design run in parallel with big data and smart technologies. We are working with those at the forefront of future cities thinking to ensure that urban geoscience research and data is embedded in this process and the value of the ground beneath cities is realised.


14 April 2016

Rachel sampling
Updated information on Vale of Pickering environmental baseline monitoring. New realtime seismicity data and preliminary radon and soil gas results.


24 March 2016

Maremap map
The BGS is working with The Crown Estate to understand seabed development opportunities across UK Continental Shelf, by creating a seabed constraints analysis derived from new Geological Factor maps.


23 March 2016

National geological model
Plans to generate better data through a National Geophysical Survey extend BGS National Geological Model.


9 March 2016

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


9 March 2016