The information platform of the Swiss geology community

Hydrology

Water shapes the character of landscapes and natural ecosystems. It is a significant basic need for the population and for numerous economic sectors in Switzerland. Hydrological data allow observation of the water balance (© FOEN).

Mineral resources

Mineral resources form the basis for practically all everyday objects – from toothpaste to mobile phones, from paper to PC. Since the Second World War, mankind has consumed more resources than in the entire period before that (© swisstopo).

Wine

The system “rock – weathering – soil – vine – wine” is complex: climate and weather influence the quality of a wine – for the character however, the underlying rock, from which the vine obtains nutrients and water, also plays an important role (© FGS).

Geological hazards

Nature is beautiful - but it can also be dangerous: Natural phenomena, which have causes in the Earth’s interior or near the surface of the Earth, can result in natural disasters. Examples include volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides and floods (© PLANAT).

Kalender

Topic of the month
The Geology Portal regularly presents a new "topic of the month". 

Press
Summaries of media communications on the subject of geology 

Geological Data Viewer

Geological maps, geophysical overview maps, geotechnical maps and further geologically relevant databases in a map view.

Geological data in map.geo.admin.ch