Nitrate in the rocks beneath our feet

Hydrogeologists at BGS have quantified the amount of nitrate stored in the unsaturated zone at the global scale for the first time.

Sustainable use of underground space

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

Geoscience for Sustainable Futures

BGS launch their new Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme
Read more about the BGS ODA programme.

Environmental Baseline Monitoring

BGS leads a consortium to conduct Environmental Baseline Monitoring in the UK.
Read more about Environmental Baseline Monitoring

3D Geology of Britain viewer — beta version

We've released a 3D version of our popular geological map viewer! Now you can dive beneath the ground surface and explore the geology beneath. We welcome comments and suggestions for improving the beta version (there's a feedback button on the viewer).

What are you searching for?

Can't find something? Let us know!
See the BGS communications dashboard to find out what other people have looked at.

Mobile apps

Various mobile friendly versions of apps on the BGS website

BGS Geological Walk map

A walk through geological time at BGS Keyworth, now available to browse online


App for the geological map of Britain iPhone App | Android App ... and iGeology3D!


App for soil properties map of Britain | learn about the soil beneath your feet. iPhone App