The information platform of the Swiss geology community

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).

Political initiatives

Geology also has a political dimension! For example, there is currently no federal law governing the geological subsurface. Nevertheless, this vision has been a topic of animated discussions in both the federal offices and in specialist circles for several years.

Geothermal energy

Geothermal energy – energy from the earth’s interior – is today already widely used in Switzerland. The potential for the future is enormous (© Leukerbad Tourism).

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