Thursday, 18 August 2016

Our new data search application...by Lorna Stewart

Over 900 Gb of digital and electronic data deposited with the British Geological Survey since July 2014 is now available at the click of a download button.

Open data is at the heart of our work in Informatics and we are constantly developing ways of making that data available to the wider community.

We have just launched a new search application which gives access to all open data deposited with the National Geological Repository (NGR) and National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) (including NERC-Funded Grants and UK Carbon Capture and Storage projects) and, in addition, holds all the Scottish data which has been relocated as a result of the move to the new Heriot Watt campus.


You can search using keywords or a geographical interface. Items that are held digitally can be opened and viewed directly from the results screen. Physical items are available on request through our enquiry service.


All data can be accessed by clicking here.

Please note some data may be held with restricted access, in these cases a justification is supplied and a contact is given if you wish to gain further information.

Contacts for more information:

Information Management: Ali Fernie
Data Collection and NERC Grant Data: Sue Roper
UKCCS Projects: Mary Mowatt 

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