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About the British Geological Survey presented by Prof. Iain Stewart

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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 more at www.bgs.ac.uk

The BGS provides expert services and impartial advice in all areas of geoscience. Our client base is drawn from the public and private sectors both in the UK and internationally. Show less
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BGS observatory, Virkisjökull, Iceland September 2011 Play

The BGS operate an observatory site at Virkisjökull in south-east Iceland, studying the evolution of the glacier and the surrounding landscape and their responses to regional climate.

Sensors at the site are constantly collecting climate and seismic data. Repeated high resolution surveys study how both the glacier and land surface, and the deposits beneath, change over time.

We are using the latest cutting-edge technologies, not used in combination anywhere else in the world. These give unique insights into: processes of landscape formation responses of glacial systems to climate forcing
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