• Investigating locations for carbon dioxide storage

    Marine seismic investigations outside the coast of Skåne and test drilling on southern Gotland: the Swedish Geological Survey (SGU) is now commencing two important projects within the framework of our government assignment to investigate the potential for permanent carbon dioxide storage within Swedish bedrock.

    28 August 2023

  • Mining, Environment, and Sustainable Development at the ITP Conference in Rwanda

    Enhancing the capacities of authorities working towards sustainable mining industries in low- and middle-income countries with significant or growing mining sectors takes center stage in SGU's international capacity development programme on mines and the environment, ITP308 – Mine water and mine waste management. At the end of August, the programme will hold a regional conference in Kigali, Rwanda, with participants from five African countries.

    17 August 2023

  • Stable production from Swedish mines despite uncertainties

    Swedish ore production reached just over 87 million tonnes in 2022, a 2 percent decrease compared with 2021. Despite the ongoing geopolitical and economic uncertainties, the situation in the Swedish mining industry remained stable. The turnover amounted to SEK 69 billion, a similar level to the previous year. That and much else can be gleaned from the latest edition of the SGU report Statistics of the Swedish Mining Industry.

    2 June 2023

  • EU groundwater on the agenda – SGU hosts meeting in Uppsala

    On 19–20 April, the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) will host the spring groundwater meeting for the EU Water Framework Directive. The meeting, which is held at Studenternas in Uppsala, brings together representatives from the European Commission, the EU member states and from industry and interest organizations.

    17 April 2023

  • Exploration Newsletter February 2023

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

    24 February 2023

  • More positive attitudes to mining in Sweden

    Six out of ten people (62 %) between the ages of 18 and 79 think that the Swedish mining industry should be given the opportunity to develop in order to secure the supply of important metals, and every second person (49 %) could see themselves accepting an active mine in their vicinity. This is revealed by a survey carried out by the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) in cooperation with survey & analysis company Novus.

    24 January 2023

  • Statistics of the Swedish Mining Industry 2021

    The Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) publish a yearly statistical summary of the Swedish mining and mineral industry. In relation to the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, SGU releases an English version of the report for the first time.

    12 January 2023

  • 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