Geosciences for a sustainable society
Science-based solutions are crucial for a more reasonable use of natural resources, to manage the impacts of environmental change and to build resilience to hazards. These topics, essential to sustain society’s needs, require geological mapping campaigns, geological models based on digital and physical data through archives, collections and new fieldwork activities, and a digital platform to host, share and exchange geological data.
More about geosciences
Allow yourself to delight in the splendid colours and gorgeous shapes of some of the finest pieces in our collection.
Our geological collection spans no less than 4.5 billion years: from meteorites testifying of the beginnings of our solar system, rocks and minerals, to kilometres of drill cores that give us insight into how the subsurface is structured.
The Geological Survey of Belgium celebrates its 125th birthday
On December 16th 2021, our Geological Survey of Belgium was exactly 125 years old. This important milestone was celebrated with a colloquium, a book, an award, a birthday cake and excursions.