Porträt

The Swiss Geological Society (SGS) was established in 1882 as a National Executive Committee. The society is a member of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT). The main goal of the SGS is to promote the advancement of Earth Sciences in general. The society not only publishes the Swiss Journal of Geosciences, but organizes scientific symposia, usually at the annual Swiss Geoscience Meetings, reunions of special interest groups, and thematic excursions in collaboration with the affiliated specialist groups and/or other scientific societies. The society also sponsors Erlebnis Geologie.

The following specialist groups are affiliated with our society:

  • Swiss Group of Geophysicists

For further information please contact Prof. Ann Hirt, e-mail: ann.hirt@erdw.ethz.ch

  • Swiss Palaeontological Society

The society was funded in 1920 and aims at promoting palaeontological research and education in Switzerland. The society represents the interests of Swiss palaeontologists in society as well as in national and international scientific institutions and societies.

The main aim of the society is the publication and distribution of paleontological research, e.g. in the Swiss Journal of Geosciences and the Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, as well as the promotion of contacts with those interested in palaeontology. The society organizes courses and excursions. For further information, e-mail: christian.klug@pim.uzh.ch

  • SwissSed

Informal group of Swiss (not exclusively) sedimentologists that promotes contacts, exchanges ideas, and informs on current developments in sedimentology. For further information: www.swisssed.ch

  • Swiss Society of Mineralogy and Petrology

The group promotes the advancement of mineralogy, petrology and geochemisty within the broader context of the Earth Sciences. For further information please contact Dr. Eric Reusser, e-mail: eric.reusser@erdw.ethz.ch

The Swiss Bulletin of Mineralogy and Petrology (SBMP) was published from 1921 to 2005 in three issues per year with papers of international level in mineralogy, petrography, geochemistry, structural geology, isotope geology, ore deposits, applied mineralogy and related fields. SBMP/SMPM is fully digitized and searchable. The archive is offered by seals - the swiss electronic academic library service.

  • Swiss Tectonic Studies Group

Informal group of structural geologists, tectonicians, petrologists and geophysicists from Switzerland and adjacent countries, with a focus on Alpine geology. Annual excursions in the Alps are organized. For further information please contact Prof. Guido Schreurs, e-mail: schreurs@geo.unibe.ch

The flagship of the society is the Swiss Journal of Geosciences, which is published jointly with the Swiss Palaeontological Society. The Swiss Journal of Geosciences publishes original research and review articles, with a particular focus on the geological evolution of the Tethys realm and the Alpine/Himalayan orogen. By consolidating the former Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae and the Swiss Bulletin of Mineralogy and Petrology, this international journal covers all disciplines of the solid Earth Sciences, including their practical applications. The Swiss Journal of Geosciences is published 3 times a year.

Managing Committee

Neil Mancktelow Zürich President
Ann Hirt Zürich Vice President, representative of the Swiss Group of Geophysicists
Stephan Dall'Agnolo Bern-Wabern Secretary, representative of the Swiss Geological Survey (swisstopo)
Eric Reusser Zürich Treasurer
Alan Geoffrey Milnes Corcelles Chief Editor, Swiss Journal of Geosciences
Guido Schreurs Bern Committee member, representative of the Swiss Tectonics Studies Group
Jean-Luc Epard Lausanne Committee member
Elias Samankassou Geneva Committee member
Christian Klug Zürich

Committee member, representative of the Swiss Palaeontological Society