Applied and Environmental Geology

The current research focus of the "Applied and Environmental Geology" working group (AUG) includes urban geology and hydrogeology as well as the management of water, energy and underground resources. The AUG also develops application-oriented principles in geology, hydrogeology and geotechnics for Northwestern Switzerland and neighboring countries and conducts mandates in the field of independent expert reports on behalf of cantons and federal authorities.

Current environmentally relevant tasks such as the rehabilitation of former industrial sites, the hydrogeological support of large-scale construction projects or the assessment of natural hazards can no longer be satisfactorily resolved without in-depth knowledge of near-surface geological and hydrogeological processes.

The expertise of the AUG is passed on through teaching and counseling to students, cantonal and federal departments as well as practitioners. Our research activities are networked with projects of cantonal agencies, federal offices and universities. This creates synergies for the optimal implementation of new findings in practice.

  • Research: «We carry out up-to-date, environmentally relevant research»
  • Teaching: «We provide attractive, geoscientific education»
  • Service: «We advise independently, competently and practice-oriented»
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University of Basel
Department of Environmental Sciences
Applied and Environmental Geology
Bernoullistr. 32
CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
phone +41 61 207 3445

AUG Services

AUG Services

We provide independent, competent and practice-oriented services