GeoScenic - Terms and Conditions of use


The images featured on this site unless otherwise indicated are copyright material of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), of which the British Geological Survey is a component body. The British Geological Survey encourages the use of its material in promoting geological and environmental sciences.
The images may be reproduced free of charge for any non-commercial use in any format or medium provided they are reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading or derogatory context.
Where any images on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.
The permission to reproduce NERC protected material does not extend to any images on this site which are identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Non-commercial Use

Use of the images downloaded from this site and reproduced digitally or otherwise may only be used for non-commercial purposes, which are:-

• Private study or research for a non-commercial purpose
• Education – for teaching, preparation and examination purposes

When using the images please credit “British Geological Survey” and include the catalogue reference ('P Number') of the item to allow others to access the original image or document.
Non-commercial users of the images from this site are restricted to downloading no more than 30 images, without seeking further permission from

Commercial Use

For commercial use of these images for which higher resolution images are available, individual permissions and/or licences arrangements should be agreed by contacting

Commercial use will include publications in books (including educational books), newspapers, journals, magazines, CDs and DVDs, etc, where a cover charge is applied; broadcasts on TV, film and theatre; and display in trade fairs, galleries, etc. If you are in doubt as to whether your intended use is commercial, please contact


Use of the images downloaded from this site is at the users own risk. NERC gives no warranty as to the quality of the images or the medium on which they are provided or their suitability for any use.