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Geological services

The Swiss Geological Survey provides access to geological data and 3D models of the underground. It coordinates geological activities in Switzerland and provides advice on geo-energy projects and subsurface construction projects.

By compiling geological data, the Swiss Geological Survey provides valuable information to a society in transition. Image: geological vector data combined with swissALTI3D at the Rhone elbow.

Gaining geological knowledge facilitates the sustainable use of the underground and also simplifies planning and approval procedures. By compiling comprehensive, uniform, homogeneous and up-to-date geological data, maps and models, it also makes a valuable contribution towards the provision of information to a society in transition.

The Swiss Geological Survey performs a variety of coordination tasks in Switzerland’s geology sector, and it advises authorities and private individuals on issues such as geo-energy, raw materials and underground infrastructure.

The Swiss Geological Survey is constantly developing its geological exploration activities and expanding its research work at the Mont Terri rock laboratory.    


What role will the Swiss Geological Survey play in the planned energy turnaround? It will be advising authorities and companies on issues relating to geology and acting as a federal coordination...


Opalinus Clay is the potential host rock for the storage of radioactive waste in Switzerland. The Mont Terri rock laboratory is located in an Opalinus Clay formation and is being operated by...


«Geoscience Switzerland»  is the directory service of the Swiss geosciences (federal and cantonal administrations, universities, practice, museums, geoparks, specialized associations) published annually by swisstopo.

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
+41 58 469 01 11


Relevant authority

Swiss Geological Survey
Tel. +41 58 469 05 68

Federal Office of Topography swisstopo

Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern

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