British Geological Survey

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is a partly publicly funded body which aims to advance geoscientific knowledge of the United Kingdom landmass and its continental shelf by means of systematic surveying, monitoring and research.

British Geological Survey (BGS)
AbbreviationBGS
Formation1835
Legal statusGovernment organisation
PurposeGeoscience
Location
Region served
United Kingdom
Karen Hanghøj
Parent organisation
UK Research and Innovation
Budget
£57m
around 50% from the Science Budget
Websitewww.bgs.ac.uk

The BGS headquarters are in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England. Its other centres are located in Edinburgh, Wallingford, Cardiff and London. The current motto of the BGS is: Gateway to the Earth.