Websites hosted by the British Geological Survey

The British Geological Survey hosts the websites of several organisations which share the Survey's goal of promoting the discovery, understanding and enjoyment of the geoscience world.

Disclaimer: Each organisation retains full rights and responsibilities for its content. Questions, suggestions and comments should be directed to the person maintaining each site. Questions regarding hosted sites in general should be directed to the BGS Webmaster (

Afghanistan minerals

The official web site for the Afghanistan Geological Survey, a component body of the Afghanistan Ministry of Mines.

Africa Groundwater Literature Archive

A searchable database of references of groundwater literature, both published and unpublished.


The Association of Geoscientists for International Development.


Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe.


BritGeothermal is a new UK-based consortium established as a focus for deep geothermal energy research both in the UK and globally.

Centre for Environmental Geochemistry

A collaborative research centre between the University of Nottingham and the BGS.

Changing Water Cycle

A NERC funded research programme which will develop an integrated, quantitative understanding of changes in the global water cycle.


Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information.

COST Action TU1202

Addressing the impacts of climate change on engineered slopes for infrastructure

Co2 stored

The UK Storage Appraisal Project (UK SAP) was commissioned and funded by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to provide a comprehensive, auditable and defensible estimate of UK CO2 storage capacity.

Earth Data Models

Open, ready-to-use database designs that are free for all.

Earth Science Europe

A Forward Look to a Roadmap for Earth Sciences Research in Europe

EMODNET-Geology portal

European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODNET)


European Plate Observing System (EPOS), UK Steering Group


Earth Science Education Forum for England and Wales, incorporates the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Earth Sciences web pages.

Environmental Science to Services Partnership (ESSP)

The ESSP is a partnership of seven UK public-sector bodies. Our collective purpose is to develop ways to translate and apply the world-leading environmental science we each generate, to support the delivery and improvement of UK services.


EURARE is a project funded by the European Commission for the 'Development of a sustainable exploitation scheme for Europe's Rare Earth ore deposits'.


Fate of Repository Gases.

Foundations of the Mendips

An interactive guide to the natural and man-made landscape of the Mendip Hills.

GB3D Type Fossils Online

This project, funded by JISC, aims to develop a single database of the type specimens, held in British collections, of macrofossil species and subspecies found in the UK, including links to photographs (including 'anaglyph' stereo pairs) and a selection of 3D digital models.


Geoscience Information Group.


Geological Survey of Northern Ireland.


DIVISION V: Geomagnetic observatories, surveys and analyses: International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy


Isotopes in Biogenic Silica.


International Continental Scientific Drilling Program - UK.


InformaTEC is a NERC funded Technology Cluster for the field of Data, Models and Informatics.

Irish Historical Geological Maps

A range of historical geological maps, sections and memoirs of Ireland, mostly from the 19th century.


Infrastructure slopes Sustainable Management And Resilience Assessment

London Basin Forum

The London Basin Forum (unearthing London's geology): a research consortium of industrial and academic partners whose aim is to produce a baseline model for the London Basin.


Improving our understanding of the seabed environment around the UK.


Up-to-date information on mineral exploration, mining, production and trade.

Mining Access Portal

Partnership of public sector bodies to make information about the extent of historic underground mining of non-coal minerals in Britain more accessible.


Making best use of the ground beneath our cities.

NERC Projects

NERC Soil Portal

Provides a gateway to discover, view and download large-scale soils property datasets from across NERC research centres.


NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory.


Creating a dynamic digital geological map for the world.

PURE Experimental Zone

Sharing and fusing Earth models and data.


Quantifying and monitoring potential ecosystem impacts of geological carbon storage (QICS).

Radioactivity And The Environment

The high level goal is to build UK capacity in radioactivity and the environment.

SADC Groundwater Grey Literature Archive

An archive of groundwater literature from the Southern African Development Community (SADC).


IUGS Subcommission on the systematics of Metamorphic Rocks.

Storm Risk Mitigation

A NERC funded research programme which aims to improve short and longer term forecasting of storms and their impacts on catchments and coasts.

Tellus South West

A low-level airborne geophysical survey of the South West of England

Tetrapod World

Tetrapod World: early evolution and diversification. Discovering how tetrapods splashed out!

UKCCS Research Centre Archive

The UKCCSRC Archive holds digital data outputs generated by UKCCSRC funded research projects and makes them available to search and download.

UK GEO Co-ordination Project

The intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is leading a worldwide effort to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to build on and add value to existing Earth Observation (EO) systems.

UK geoscience: Earth Science in the 21st century

Contribute to the C21 Earth Sciences Forum and shape the future direction of UK geoscience.

UK Minerals Forum

This site debates and informs government and the public on the prudent use, sustainable management and supply of UK minerals.

U-Series is a website for the exchange and development of ideas related to U-series geochronology.


The Volcanic Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project aims to provide systematic information on global volcanic activity, hazards and vulnerability that can be analysed to identify locations at high risk from volcanism and gaps in knowledge about hazards and risk.

World Data Centre for Geomagnetism

The Geomagnetism team of the British Geological Survey hosts the World Data Centre for Geomagnetism (Edinburgh), a node of the World Data System (WDS) established by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).