BGS Global


BGS Global has worked in over 100 countries to become a leading provider of applied geoscience services.

We have an extensive programme of international research, surveying and monitoring, including major institutional strengthening programmes in the developing world.

Our work is directed towards development issues such as:

  • the sustainable benefits from natural resources
  • improving quality of life
  • protection of people and of the natural environment
  • poverty alleviation

We coordinate BGS scientists and field staff to fulfil a wide range of international activities, along with independent experts, commercial consultants, universities and private sector organisations that can provide additional specialist skills.

Projects range from short-term expert consultancies to work lasting several years.

The BGS Global Geoscience team can draw on the experience of over 600 BGS staff who have worked on overseas projects.

Where has BGS Global worked?

Click on the red map pins below to see where we have worked and follow the links for more information about the project work, maps and reports, or:

Our research

BGS Global has worked extensively for many of the principal development agencies, including:


Contact Martin Smith (Science Director), Kathryn Goodenough or Jenny Forster for more information