Geological topics

Where are Switzerland’s mineral resources located? Where and how can geothermal energy be used sustainably in order to produce energy? The Swiss Geological Survey creates the basic data for the utilisation of geo-resources. It promotes an awareness and appreciation of geology in everyday life and provides answers to a variety of social questions.

Fundamentals of geology: hammer, field book and rock samples
© Greg van der Bleeken

In order to be able to plan, protect and fulfil our way of life from an appropriate and sustainable perspective, we are increasingly having to rely on the support of the various earth sciences. The themes of modern-day society - divided into the chapters of Basic data, Geo-resources and Geology in everyday life - are as diverse as the above-mentioned topics, which are the focus geologists today.

The diversity of the underground and its utilisation
© swisstopo

Basic data

What is in the ground beneath our feet? When it comes to the sustainable management of our living space, historical maps and digital 3D models are just as important bases as geological, geophysical...

Geology in everyday life

How are rocks formed? Why is geology so important when it comes to energy production? The history of our planet is full of secrets and fascinating facts. The Swiss Geological Survey offers a range of...

Geo-resources

Where does Switzerland have resources of raw materials? Where and how can geothermal energy be used in a sustainable manner in order to produce energy? The term “geo-resources” refers to all...

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Swiss Geological Survey
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