Mission Statement

Geological guide
The placement of geological knowledge is an important task for the Geological Survey.
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The Geological Survey of Austria collects and interprets geoscientific information in Austria, lays the foundation for the sustainable use of the geogenic potential and provides them to the public in a systematic manner. The Geological Survey of Austria creates maps and reports on all geological aspects of the earth, dedicated to the exploration of mineral deposits, groundwater, natural hazards and geothermal energy, operates a geological information service acts as a service for the public administration and participates actively in international research projects, in particular with neighboring countries, part. The Geological Survey of Austria represents the national interests on the international geoscience, especially at European Level.