What's new on the website?

Recent updates to the BGS websites.


DigMapGB50 sample
The GeoProperties team develops geological data and information for industry. Its portfolio includes the digital geological map, extensive databases and many applied geological data products describing the physical and chemical characteristics of UK rocks, deposits and soils.


27 June 2016

BGS logo
NERC has commissioned five highly ambitious research programmes, worth £34m, that will see its research centres, including the BGS, working closely together to tackle major scientific and societal challenges.


22 June 2016

East Cliff Landslide, Bournemouth
On 24 April 2016, the BGS Landslide Response Team received reports of a landslide on a 35 m high section of the East Cliff in Bournemouth, Dorset.


17 June 2016

DU penetrator
Examples of how BGS research impacts on people’s lives and livelihoods.


1 June 2016

Mineral mining
This team carries out research on metallic mineral deposit formation and compiles and analyses global mineral production statistics.


31 May 2016

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