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  • SGU requests modernization of the Continental Shelf Act

    Today, on the 29 November 2022, SGU has made a formal request to the government regarding the need to modernize the Swedish Continental Shelf Act. The reason is that the Act fails to take today´s circumstances into account. This poses a risk to the implementation of the green transformation.

    29 November 2022

  • Exploration Newsletter September 2022

    What´s up in the exploration and mining industry in Sweden? Find out by downloading the latest issue of Exploration Newsletter.

    9 September 2022

  • New decision-making procedures for permits to explore the continental shelf

    An amendment to the Swedish Continental Shelf Ordinance will enter into force on 1 July 2022. The amendment means that, with a few exceptions, the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) will become the decision-making authority for applications relating to surveying of the continental shelf.

    6 July 2022

  • New report on contaminants in Swedish sea areas

    SGU has since 2003 investigated the levels of metals and organic contaminants in sediments on the Swedish sea floor, both in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The results, including the latest survey in 2020/2021, are now published in a new report. Among the results are unexpectedly high levels of fluorinated compounds, so called PFASs, in the Gulf of Bothnia.

    29 June 2022

  • Exploration Newsletter March 2022

    What´s up in the exploration and mining industry in Sweden? Find out by downloading the latest issue of Exploration Newsletter.

    17 March 2022

  • New version of BetterGeo mod for Minecraft

    The mod BetterGeo 3.0 for Minecraft has now been released! It includes new blocks, new features, new advancements and more fun. The new release immerses the player in the world of raw materials; you can learn about more about geology, natural resources, and important metals needed for the energy transition such as cobalt, lithium, and rare earth metals.

    22 December 2021

  • The FRAME project shows the potential for critical raw materials in Europe

    Access to critical raw materials is increasingly important when the EU push towards climate smart technology. The FRAME project has made progress in identifying the mineral resource potential in EU.

    10 November 2021

  • Exploration Newsletter October 2021

    What´s up in the exploration and mining industry in Sweden? Find out by downloading the latest issue of Exploration Newsletter.

    4 October 2021

  • The potential for critical metals and minerals in the Nordic bedrock is highlighted in a new report to the Nordic Council of Ministers

    In collaboration with the corresponding organisations in the other Nordic countries, the Geological Survey of Sweden has produced a report that shows the known potential to extract critical metals and minerals in the Nordic countries, but also highlights the need for new studies and research. These critical raw materials are in several cases vital for a green energy transition.

    28 September 2021

  • New bedrock maps over parts of the mountain region (Fjäll) in Swedish Lapland, Västerbotten and Norrbotten Counties, Sweden

    There are now new bedrock maps with an accompanying description for the mountain region between the River Umeälven in the south and Mt. Ammarfjället and Lake Gautojaure and River Laisälven in the north. The maps and descriptions have been produced by collaboration between two universities in Germany and the SGU (Sveriges geologiska undersökning, Geological Survey of Sweden).

    23 September 2021