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14.05.2019|Geological Survey of Estonia

EGT hydrogeologists carried out fieldwork on the Island of Ruhnu

The EGT Department of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology organised a three-day expedition to the Island of Ruhnu. During the fieldwork they studied chemical composition of the groundwater of Estonia’s deepest mineral water well, lectured the local schoolchildren about hydrogeology and carried...
10.05.2019|Geological Survey of Estonia

Earth’s crust week declared open

On May 09, the opening event of the first Earth’s crust week took place at the Viimsi Gymnasium. Alvar Soesoo, Director of the Geological Survey of Estonia delivered a lecture on future mineral resources, opening words of the event were said by Deputy Secretary General for Energy at the Ministry...
25.04.2019|Geological Survey of Estonia

The Board of the Geological Survey of Estonia briefed on the priority activities of 2019

The meeting of Board of the Geological Survey of Estonia was held in Rakvere on 24 April. The Director of the Survey, Alvar Soesoo introduced the priority activities of the Geological Survey of Estonia for 2019. The Board also elected a new chairman and vice-chairman. The Board elected new...
15.04.2019|Geological Survey of Estonia

Representatives of the Geological Survey of Estonia at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union

Sten Suuroja, head of the Department of Geological Mapping and Geological Data, geologist Siim Nirgi and hydrogeologist Siim Tarros represented the Geological Survey of Estonia at the 2019 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) held during the second week of April. All...
08.04.2019|Geological Survey of Estonia

Several important GroundEco project events and meetings in Tallinn in end-March

A seminar, “Conceptual models of groundwater-dependent ecosystems”, arranged by the EGT Department of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology took place on 28 March 2019 at the Ministry of the Environment. The seminar focused on conceptual models being compiled within the framework of the project....
30.03.2019|Geological Survey of Estonia

The first Estonian Earth Science Olympiad took place

The first Estonian Earth Science Olympiad was organized on 30 March at the Tallinn University of Technology. About 50 secondary school pupils put their knowledge and cleverness into test in a 6-hour long examination. The best performers in the natural science contest will be sorted out by the 4th...
28.03.2019|Geological Survey of Estonia

Geological Survey of Estonia presented the outlines of the study “The distribution of construction minerals, their mining and use in the Harju County”

The investigation that was presented today to entrepreneurs and local municipalities was performed in 2018 on the order of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and in co-operation with the experts of the Ministry of the Environment. The demand for this investigation is a result from...
21.03.2019|Geological Survey of Estonia

Inner structure of the Icelandic volcano Torfajökull revealed with seismic tomography

Short summary of the article “Torfajökull's magmatic plumbing system with seismic interferometry and phase-velocity surface-wave tomography”, published in Journal of Geophysical Research J. E. Martins, E. Ruigrok, D. Draganov, A. Hooper, R.F. Hanssen, R.S. White, H. Soosalu Published in JGR Solid...
05.03.2019|Geological Survey of Estonia

We informed the Hiiumaa people of the geological structure of their island

An information day of the Geological Survey of Estonia took place in Kärdla, Hiiumaa on 28 February. Senior geologist Kalle-Mart Suuroja and Sten Suuroja, the head of the Department of Geological Mapping and Geological Data presented the geological structure of the Hiiumaa island to local audience...
15.02.2019|Geological Survey of Estonia

GSE is organizing a seminar under the Interreg Est-Lat GroundEco project

Under the Interreg Est-Lat GroundEco project (“Joint management of groundwater dependent ecosystems in transboundary Gauja-Koiva river basin”) GSE is organizing a seminar and a short workshop “Introduction to Development of Conceptual Models of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems” March 28, 2019,...

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