Services for Marine and Coastal


BGS has a wealth of information and expertise for the coastal and offshore waters around the UK. This information is of great value to those working in hydrocarbons, marine aggregates, offshore habitat studies, coastal research and land use planning.

To find out more about our expert services or to discuss a project idea you would like to work with us on please contact our enquiries team .

We have several datasets covering offshore areas that can be licensed for inclusion in your GIS (geographical information system) including DigBath- bathymetry data, seabed sediment data and seabed forms and character. See our offshore datasets.

We work closely with the hydrocarbons industry and our work in this sector is explained under Services for Oil and Gas and our Marine Research.

We are focussing scientific effort on understanding the nearshore and the interaction and interdependence between this and the coastal landscape. Our natural hazards scientists have a detailed understanding of landslides, coastal erosion and other natural coastal hazards and we have lots of new information in this area, thanks to an ongoing programme of coastal monitoring, surveying and an innovative cliff scanning project.

We are national experts in aggregate resource and supply issues and further information about our work and data on this topic can be found at MineralsUK our hosted website dedicated to minerals.