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UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Geological Society of London has published a joint briefing note with BGS and Geology for Global Development outlining the ways in which geologists are key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Drilling underway for geothermal energy in Glasgow

The first UK Geoenergy Observatories borehole is underway in Glasgow. The Glasgow Geothermal Research Field Site will help to deliver the scientific data we need to understand the state of our underground environment and how it can help to meet urgent climate change, energy equality and energy security challenges.

Exploring the potential for geothermal energy

Geothermal energy is a 'hot' topic as drilling started to explore its potential in Cornwall last month. Find out more about this project and read the BGS science briefing paper on geothermal heat, and our latest GeoBlogy on how the UK (and other countries) are rising to the challenge of renewable energy generation

BGS representing CO2GeoNet Association at COP24

The BGS will represent CO2GeoNet, the European network of research excellence on the geological storage of CO2 at the 24th Annual Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, COP24. More information

BGS shop open on Saturdays before Christmas

Our geology shop offers a fantastic selection of educational and ornamental gifts, jewellery, rocks and minerals. We are open Monday to Friday 09:00–16:30, and 10:00–14:00 on Saturday 8 December and 10:00–16:00 on Saturday 15 December. You can download a 10 per cent off voucher to use as well!

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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