|Coverage||Partial Great Britain coverage|
|Price||Available on request. Subject to number of users, licence fee and data preparation fee.
The Geochemical Baseline Survey of the Environment (G-BASE) project sets out to map and establish the natural geochemical baseline of the British Isles by collecting stream sediment, water, soil and more recently vegetation samples (at drainage sites) throughout the UK.
Beginning in the late 1960s, the primary focus was mineral exploration, however the project has now evolved into a multi-media, high-resolution geochemical survey producing baseline data relevant to many environmental issues.
The regional geochemical baseline data is important in order to understand our environment and to measure changes, whether they be natural or man-made. This baseline data of the surface environment also allows us to model the migration of elements and provides a reference point against which we can monitor change.
Data from this project is available under licence.
Contact Digital Data for more information.