Geology, soil and seismic risk

Geological, seismic and soil survey

What the Region does

Terza torre Main OfficeThe Emilia-Romagna region works for the reduction of seismic risk, the strategic monitoring of some natural hazards (storm surges, landslides) in order to mitigate their impact on the territory and population, and the identification and study of natural resources (water, soils, geothermal energy, mineral resources).

The basic geological knowledge, provided by the Geological, seismic and soil survey,  is crucial to a wide range of social issues, including resource security/sustainability (energy, minerals, water), environmental monitoring, health and safety of citizens, and the development of secure infrastructures (natural hazards)

The Geological, seismic and soil Survey was created in 1976 as an eminently technical entity to support the regional government policies dealing with the environmentand land planning. The mission of the Survey is to provide the Administration and society with basic up-to-date geological, pedological and geothematic information. The remit of the Survey at present encompasses activities related to the monitoring of specific natural processes which affect the territory of Emilia-Romagna (subsidence, saltwater intrusion in groundwater, landslides, sea storms),the reduction of seismic risk and the identification and study of natural resources (water,soil, geothermal energy, mining and aggregates resources). This work is made largely available to the public through the Survey’s website.


Servizio Geologico Sismico e dei Suoli (Geological, seismic and soil survey)

Head office Dott. Ing. Gabriele Bartolini


Phone number:0039 051-5274792
Fax: 0039 051-5274208



Regione Emilia-Romagna - TERZA TORRE

Viale della Fiera 8, CAP 40127 Bologna
Telephone: +39051-5274792, +39051-5274782
Fax: +39051-5274208

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