About the British Geological Survey

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Founded in 1835, the British Geological Survey (BGS) is the world's oldest national geological survey and the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise.

The BGS provides expert services and impartial advice in all areas of geoscience. Our client base is drawn from the public and private sectors both in the UK and internationally.

What is the BGS?

Who we are? What do we do? Our Past: a short history of the BGS.

The Structure of BGS

Structure, organisation and management team. BGS Advisory Committee: function and members.

Copyright — intellectual property

How to apply for a copyright or digital data licence. How to acknowledge and use our material. Commercial and non-commercial use.

Corporate Reports

Strategy 2009– 2014. Annual Report, Economic benefits: learn how 'BGS can carry out work that would be impossible for other organisations.' Science audit: how the 'NERC gets excellent value for its investment in BGS'

Policies and procedures

Accreditations, environmental policy, intellectual property rights — copyright, feedback, freedom of information.

Publications Outputs

Citation search of BGS outputs from Scopus Top 10 downloads from NORA all articles