Britain Beneath Our Feet is an index atlas to the vast amount of digital information now available on Britain’s land quality, underground hazards, resources and solid geology. However, the data base does also extend offshore so the ‘beneath the feet’ is interpreted in a much more useful wider sense to cover most of the UK Exclusive Economic Zone of more than 850 000 square kilometres.

The base data range from bedrock and surface geology to structure and geophysical information. Many aspects of hydrogeology from groundwater levels to contamination are becoming increasingly important in these small crowded isles. Several are intimately...

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