Managing environmental change

Soil erosion and gullying on Sandrock outcrop

Environmental change is speeding up as a result of climate warming and population growth. BGS specialises in long-term monitoring and observation to detect change that may not be visible from day to day. Our analysis looks for tipping points and feedback, and in the future we will build computer models that will help us to predict environmental change and so protect lives and property in a timely and economical way.

BGS staff giving advice overseas BGS Global

International research, survey & monitoring in the developing world...

Drought Climate change

Carbon, coastal pollution, environmental responses, Palaeoclimate & sustainable soils...

Aerial photograph Engineering geology

Urban geoscience, shallow geohazards, geotechnics geophysics...

Environmental Modelling Environmental modelling

3D geological model parameterisation; numerical process modelling techniques, coupled process modelling; uncertainty analysis; geostatistics and model and data integration...

Flooding Groundwater

Groundwater resources, quality, modelling, flooding, drought, aquifer monitoring...