Planning for the future

Knowledge of geology is important when making decisions for the sustainable use and development of the natural environment. Experts compile hazard analyses, investigate potential landfill sites and take a stand on issues of environmental protection, energy production and resource extraction. The underground storage of radioactive waste and greenhouse gases are currently important areas of research. Find out more here.

Measurements in the Mont Terri rock laboratory
Measurements in the Mont Terri rock laboratory
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CO2 sequestration

With CO2 capture and sequestration, carbon dioxide is separated from combustion exhaust gases and subsequently indefinitely stored without using containers, in deep underground rock layers. The...

Underground planning

The deep subsurface is being exploited more and more. The underground planning project group of the Swiss Association of Geologists (CHGEOL) is campaigning in this field for sustainable concepts...

Deep repository

In Switzerland, radioactive waste will in the future be disposed of in deep geological repositories. These are situated located several hundred meters below the surface of the Earth in geologically...


Planning for the future