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02.01.2019|Geological Survey of Estonia

One year of activities of the Geological Survey of Estonia

The first year of our institution has been fruitful, and we keep on being active. We have started with several projects essential for the state, organized joint training, instructed young people, signed contracts of co-operation with the Universities of Tartu and Tallinn, and commenced several...
18.12.2018|Geological Survey of Estonia

Project GroundEco partners visited the pilot areas in Estonia and Latvia

A meeting within the GroundEco project (Joint management of groundwater dependent ecosystems in transboundary Gauja-Koiva river basin) was arranged in Rõuge, Võru County. The Geological Survey of Estonia arranged the first assembly of all the partners for becoming acquainted with the Estonian study...
13.12.2018|Geological Survey of Estonia

The TalTech Department of Geology and the Geological Survey of Estonia organize the first Estonian Earth Science Olympiad

All pupils at the 10th–12th grades interested in natural sciences are encouraged to participate in the Earth Science Olympiad and its preparatory courses. The olympiad on 30 March with its broad perspective differs from other, more strictly defined olympiads of natural or human sciences,...
11.12.2018|Geological Survey of Estonia

The Geological Survey of Estonia and the Tallinn University entered into a co-operation agreement

The Tallinn University rector, professor Tiit Land and the Geological Survey director, professor Alvar Soesoo signed on 11 December an agreement on co-operation within the fields of science and education. “Sustainable management of the common property of Estonia – such as clean water and...
26.11.2018|Geological Survey of Estonia

Methodology for assessing radon risk in administrative units requiring additional investigation prepared at our Department of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology

Methodology for such administrative units that require additional investigation of radon risk was accomplished at the Geological Survey in November. The requisition for a methodology for assessing radon risk is based on the Council of European Union directive 2013/59/Euratom, which Estonia brought...
09.11.2018|Geological Survey of Estonia

The hydrogeologists of the Geological Survey of Estonia join the forces with Latvians in fieldwork

Joint field studies and a workshop take place in the framework of the project GroundEco between the Estonian and Latvian partners on 7–9 November. Together with the hydrogeologists of the Geological Survey, representatives from the Ministry of Environment Water Department, Tallinn University...
05.11.2018|Geological Survey of Estonia

Investigation of extent, mining and use of construction minerals within the Harju County in good progress

Ten municipalities in the Harju County (Kuusalu, Jõelähtme, Raasiku, Rae, Lääne-Harju, Harku, Saku, Saue, Anija and Kose) were visited in mid-October by the head Heikki Bauert and senior geologists Janne Tamm and Sirle Liivamägi from our Department of Geological Resources together with the advisor...
10.10.2018|Geological Survey of Estonia

The Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure acknowledged the youth successfully representing Estonia

The Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson acknowledged today in Tallinn the pupils of Tallinna Reaalkool (Tallinn Secondary School of Science), who successfully represented Estonia in the International Earth Science Olympiad, as well as their supervisors and supporters. The...
05.10.2018|Geological Survey of Estonia

Geological Survey of Estonia and Tartu University signed an agreement of co-operation

The rector of Tartu University, professor Toomas Asser and the director of the Geological Survey of Estonia, professor Alvar Soesoo signed agreement of co-operation, which defines the fields of co-operation between the university and the survey. Economical and astute specialization in the field of...
Teeviidad Hiiumaal
21.09.2018|Geological Survey of Estonia

Geological mapping of Hiiumaa island

Supplementary mapping was performed in the Hiiumaa island during this summer. Additional data were collected for complex geological mapping that took place in 1994. Digitizing and correcting of old maps to match with the observation points covered altogether five map sheets in an area of...