The Geological Sciences


Geological Sciences provide scientific knowledge and understanding of planet Earth as an evolving system and thus include a wide array of disciplines. These involve the study of the planet’s composition, the dynamic processes from core to crust, the distribution and cycling of chemical elements, the planet’s history from its formation to the present day and the conditions and variations of the oceans and atmosphere. They are the study of the interactions over geologic time among the four major components of the Earth System – geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere.

Geological Sciences constitute a major academic discipline. They provide crucial information to society about mineral resources and energy, ground-water availability, the evolution of the climate and natural hazards including tsunamis, landslides and earthquakes.

Stockholm is a leading center of geoscientific research in Sweden. Our research and teaching bring classical geology together with geochemistry and marine geology/geophysics. Research at the Department of Geological Sciences is strongly integrated with the interests of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research and the Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre.



Institutionen för geologiska vetenskaper
Svante Arrheniusväg 8, SE-106 91 Stockholm | Telefon: 08 16 20 00 | Webbadministratör ines.jakobsson[at]geo.su.se
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