Africa Groundwater Literature Archive

The Africa Groundwater Literature Archive is a searchable online database that so far catalogues nearly 7000 references for literature about groundwater in Africa.

The UK now has seven UNESCO Global Geoparks

BGS welcomes the news that the UK now has seven UNESCO Global Geoparks. The new UNESCO Global Geoparks programme was announced on 17 November in a historic vote that created the first new programme in UNESCO since World Heritage in 1972.
Read more about the new UNESCO programme

Discovering geology resources

New or updated education resources:
Ammonites, Colour-in geology map, GeoBritain map, Geological timeline, Ice Age Ilford Exhibition, MarsQuake, Timechart quiz
Browse our Discovering geology site


Following the recent sinkhole event in St Albans, you can find out more about BGS research on caves, subsidence and soluble rocks

Nationally important, unique and of value to the UK

We are a world-leading geological survey that focuses on public-good science and research to understand earth and environmental processes.
Read more about why #BGSmatters

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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