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10.11.2021|Government Office

A geotechnical survey of the strength properties of the phosphorite layer has been completed

The Geological Survey of Estonia conducted various drillings in 2020-2021, and Estonian experts are currently analysing the valuable rock material obtained in the course of these. As of now, a part of the survey has been completed, with its overall aim to use new drill cores to assess the size of...
04.11.2021|Government Office

Review article on the processing and mineralogy of black shales is published

Department of Geological Resources published a new review article on the processing and mineralogy of black shales. Authors of the article are senior geologist Johannes Vind and senior specialist Kadriann Tamm. On the background of Green Deal and raw materials crisis, black shales are increasingly...
31.08.2021|Government Office

Estonia to Explore Potential for Geothermal Energy

The aim of the three-year project managed by the Geological Survey of Estonia is to investigate the potential for geothermal energy at various locations in Estonia and to construct two geothermal energy test stations. According to the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas,...
26.08.2021|Government Office

The Geological Survey has conducted the first stage of the drill core review

The Geological Survey of Estonia (GSE) conducted the first stage of the review and organisation of geological information on Estonian drill cores managed by the GSE for the purpose of ensuring better access to information on drill cores for further scientific and applied research. The Geological...
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25.05.2021|Geological Survey of Estonia

The Yearbook 2020 of the Geological Survey of Estonia is published

This yearbook of the survey is already the third one and gives an overview of the most essential achievements and daily activities performed and carried out during 2020. The yearbook is also a review and an important historical document. The third yearbook provides a detailed overview of:...
12.02.2021|Geological Survey of Estonia

Hiiumaa maps of the Geological Base Map and its explanatory notes have been completed

A set of geological and geophysical maps of Hiiumaa and accompanying explanatory notes have been prepared. The set includes four main maps (quaternary, bedrock, hydrogeology and groundwater vulnerability maps) and five supplementary maps (maps of bedrock relief, quaternary thickness, geomorphology...
23.12.2020|Geological Survey of Estonia

GSE Season's Greetings

15.12.2020|Geological Survey of Estonia

A Look Back at November's WaterAct Meeting

The department of Hydro- and Environmental Geology of the Estonian Geological Survey organized a seminar for project partners on 10th and 11th of November 2020. The aim of the meeting was to exchange good practices and start developing harmonized principles for groundwater status assessment. Due to...
20.10.2020|Geological Survey of Estonia

EGT participated in creating the exhibition „The Baltic Sea in the World Ocean“ at the Estonian Maritime Museum

The Estonian Maritime Museum opened on 17 October at the Tallinn Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam) the exhibition “Unseen Oceans” by the American Museum of Natural History, as well as the exhibition “The Baltic Sea in the World Ocean”. Marine geologists of the Geological Survey of Estonia compiled the...
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17.09.2020|Geological Survey of Estonia

Fieldwork at the research vessel Salme for the project „Development and application of methodology required for assessing the state of seabed sediments”

The research vessel Salme undertook a voyage during 14–16 September in the framework of the project „Development and application of methodology required for assessing the state of seabed sediments”. The project is carried out by the Geological Survey of Estonia and is co-financed by the Estonian...

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