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 easily comprehensible publications and free guided tours that help raise our awareness of geology.

On the dinosaur trail near Frick (AG)

 

Geology is the science that deals with the composition, structure and natural development of the Earth. Geological knowledge is essential for the sustainable use and development of the natural environment. It is also a major factor for decision-making with respect to tunnel construction, underground exploration, scientific research, extraction of raw materials and energy as well as identification of natural hazards.  

Geology influences politics as well as culture and tourism. To help raise the awareness of geology in everyday life, the Swiss Geological Survey offers a broad range of products for the dissemination of geological knowledge. 

Geology for all

If you’re interested in learning more about the landscapes that surround you and unravelling the mysteries of the history of our planet, then you’ve come to the right place! swisstopo offers a broad...


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Swiss Geological Survey
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Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
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