Our research includes core geological survey and monitoring work and other innovative projects addressing today's geoscientific challenges driven by the changing needs of our stakeholders. Read a selection of Current activities.

Our strategy

Instrumenting the EarthInstrumenting the Earth

The new way that we propose to do our science...

Being resilient to environmental hazardsBeing resilient to environmental hazards

Climate change, earth hazards, engineering geology, environmental modelling, groundwater

Managing environmental changeManaging environmental change

BGS global, climate change, engineering geology, environmental modelling, groundwater

Using our natural resources responsiblyUsing our natural resources responsibly

Energy, geology and regional geophysics, groundwater, marine, minerals and waste

Other research activities

Students on a fieldtrip BUFI

The BGS University Funding Initiative; encouraging and funding PhD science.

Citizen Science Crowdmap Citizen science

Help us learn more about our environment by posting your geological observations.

Flood plain Cross-cutting projects

Collaborative interdisciplinary projects underpinned with 3D models.

Landscape Current activities
A selection of research activities from international and UK projects.
DU Contamination Impact

Impact stemming from BGS research has already enhanced quality of life, created jobs, protected the environment and benefited the economy, and we continue to tackle existing and emerging issues to benefit society.

Lab staff BGS-University collaborations

The BGS facilitate collaborations with Universities across the UK through joint ventures and appointments.

Landslide damage at a holiday park in Brighstone Bay, Isle of Wight Geohazard notes

The BGS has prepared a number of 'geohazard notes' to provide relevant summary information for some of the geohazards that could affect the UK.

New long term projects Long-Term Science, Multi-Centre (LTSM)

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.

Landslide damage at a holiday park in Brighstone Bay, Isle of Wight Natural Hazards Partnership

Bringing together expertise across the UK's public sector agencies to provide advice in preparation, response and review of natural hazards.

Outputs Outputs

Metrics and compilations of research outputs in year