Founded in 1835, the British Geological Survey (BGS) is the world's oldest national geological survey and the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise. It looks after the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC), which is one of 7 Natural Environment Research Council data centres.
The National Geological Materials Collection - part of the NGDC – includes:
The British Geological Survey houses collections of borehole cores, broken cores and cuttings (rock chips) at Keyworth, Nottingham and Loanhead, Edinburgh. Find out more.
Learn about the biostratigraphy and palaeontology reference collection and the micropalaeontology collection.
A European directive to make available all environmental data across Europe.
The website gives details of what samples may be available at different quadrants from the sea of the UK.Visit Sea-Sed
This resource defines specific terms used to describe datasets. It mentions 'Discovery Metadata'. This term is not to be confused with the Discovery expeditions - it describes minimum data to describe usefulness of datasets.
British Geological Survey
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