The information platform of the Swiss geology community

Geological hiking trails

Professionals and lay people can experience and understand developments in earth science on geological trails, in geoparks, show caves, geotopes or at events such as “Erlebnis Geologie” (© swisstopo).

Chaos im Untergrund - Fakten statt Mythen!

The future exploitation of the subsurface for the extraction of raw materials and energy, for the disposal of waste, for the building of infrastructures and for the withdrawal of groundwater are susceptible to social and political tensions (© Gestaltung Senger und Partner).


Geophysics deals with all of the Earth’s relevant physical phenomena. It includes various fields and can be subdivided according to research methods and their relevant applications (© CREALP-PNR 20).

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).


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

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.

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