New director



Annual report

New director for the British Geological Survey

We are pleased to announce that Karen Hanghøj will take up the role of director of the British Geological Survey (BGS) from October 2019. More information

Cheshire UK Geoenergy Observatory approved

Cheshire West and Chester Council has approved the BGS application for a UK Geoenergy Observatory at Ince Marshes. The observatory will deliver a game-changing scientific evidence base enabling robust decisions to be made about how we use our environment. UKGEOS news

BGS Science Strategy 2019 – 2023

The BGS is proud to launch our refreshed Science Strategy. Gateway to the Earth focuses on solving problems around the three challenges: decarbonisation and resource management; environmental change, adaptation and resilience, and multihazards and resilience. More information.

BGS annual report 2018 – 2019

Check out our latest annual report highlighting the key projects and research we undertook during 2018 and 2019.

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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