Platform Geosciences

The Platform Geosciences unifies all the societies and commissions of the Academy that are active in the field of geoscience. It acts as an interface between the various academic disciplines of geosciences as well as between research, practice, administration, politics and the public.

The Platform Geosciences encompasses the following scientific societies, commissions and swiss national committees of international organisations:




  • SNC IGU (International Geographical Union)
  • SNC INQUA (International Union for Quaternary Research)
  • SNC ISC (International Seismological Centre)
  • SNC IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics)
  • SNC IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences)
  • SNC IUS (International Union of Speleology)
  • SNC SCOR (Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research)

  • Events

Aug 31
Sep 2
Higher Education Summit 2020
  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • University of Bern
  • University of Lausanne
  • Conference
  • Bern

Higher Education Summit 2020

Together with the Universities of Bern and Lausanne, the COPERNICUS Alliance and td-net, saguf is organising the "Higher Education Summit 2020" from 31.8.-2.9.2020. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the conference will be held virtually. Among other things, virtual workshops (solution rooms, co-creative labs), a virtual poster market plaza and even virtual excursions are planned, whereby the focus will be on interaction among the participants. The keynote speeches will be pre-recorded and accessible so that exciting discussions can take place live. The presentations, discussions and workshops will focus on "transformative learning for sustainable development", a topic that saguf and especially the working group education for sustainable development have been working on intensively for several years!
Sep 19
Sep 20
  • Swiss Society for Quaternary Research
  • NAGRA National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
  • Excursion
  • Aare

CH-QUAT Excursion 2020

From Deckenschotter to overdeepenings in Northern Switzerland
Nov 6
Nov 7
SGM Logo 2020
  • Platform Geosciences
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
  • Award Ceremony
  • Conference
  • Symposium
  • Zürich

18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2020, Zürich

The Department of Earth Sciences of the ETH Zurich and the Platform Geosciences of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) cordially invite you to participate in the 18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting to be held on Friday, 6 November and Saturday, 7 November, 2020 in Zurich.
Nov 7
maple stream
  • Swiss Hydrological Commission
  • Swiss Society for Hydrology and Limnology
  • Swiss Hydrogeological Society
  • Seminar
  • Zürich

SGM 2020: Symposium «Hydrology and Hydrogeology»

This symposium is part of the 18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting from 6 to 7 November 2020 in Zurich. This session is open to contributions dealing with hydrology and hydrogeology at all spatial and time scales: from global, continental, catchment to pore scale and processes occurring at the scale of a few minutes, hours or years Contributions demonstrating interdisciplinary approaches, such as groundwater-surface water interactions, are encouraged. This year, we particularly welcome contributions that improve our understanding of climate change impacts on water resources, including the presentation of results obtained in the context of the Hydro-CH2018 project of the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN.
Mar 25
El magnetizador
  • Conference
  • Baden

Robot geologist – our digital future

Im Zentrum der Tagung steht die Frage, wie neue digitale Methoden den Geologen-Beruf verändern. Wo besteht Handlungsbedarf, damit geologische Fachpersonen den digitalen Herausforderungen künftig gewachsen sind? Die Tagung soll neue Denkanstösse für die berufliche Tätigkeit im digitalen Zeitalter geben.


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