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).

Geotechnics & engineering geology

Geotechnical engineering combines elements of earth science, construction and mining. Tunneling projects, slope stabilization or site investigations are typical areas of application (© AlpTransit Gotthard AG).

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