What's new on the website?

Recent updates to the BGS websites.

Groundhog Desktop
The BGS is actively working to promote the greater understanding of the subsurface, with the development of new data donation and data access services in conjunction with industry partners and the stakeholder community.

4 December 2017

ASR 16-17
The 2016-17 BGS annual science review is now available to view online.

30 November 2017

What is limestone?
Limestone landscapes is a set of web pages providing information about the geography and geology of upland and lowland limestone regions of England.

30 November 2017

CTT screenshot
Climate through time (CTT) online is an interactive version of the popular poster map, but includes examples of where you might find some of the rock types in the UK and Ireland.

29 November 2017

Groundwater quality
The unsaturated (vadose) zone between the base of soils and the water table can be an important store of nitrate. Water moves slowly downward through the unsaturated zone and so a large store of nitrate can accumulate if this water contains nitrate derived from surface sources such as fertiliser. Release of this store can affect ground- and surface water quality for decades and it can continue for a long time after changes in farming practice that reduce nitrate leaching.

10 November 2017

Stair Hole Cove
Here is a round up of metrics for October 2017. For all social media, the item shown is the most popular this month.

10 November 2017

Search our downloads

Downloads from our hosted sites are being added to our downloads database in order to make them easier to find. This in an ongoing process, so please keep checking back.

3 November 2017

Explore activities that occur beneath the ground and how they interact using the Sustainable use of the subsurface viewer.

13 October 2017

BGS launch their new Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme:
  • integrated resource management in eastern Africa
  • resilience of Asian cities
  • global geological risk

29 September 2017

Instagram image for August
Here is a round up of metrics for August 2017. For all social media, the item shown is the most popular this month.

19 September 2017