Geological Survey of the Netherlands
The government has assigned various tasks to TNO in respect of information on the Dutch subsurface. TNO acts (internationally) as the Geological Survey of the Netherlands and we manage data and information supplied by mining companies to the Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.
GEODE ATLAS launched
TNO and EBN have jointly developed the GEODE Atlas. With the Atlas you can explore hydrocarbon opportunities in the Dutch offshore. This platform mainly shows where in the various layers of the subsoil there could still be (undiscovered) gas stocks. It thus provides a wealth of information for, for example, companies working in the oil and gas industry.
Insights in Dutch offshore subsurface?
Check it out with the GEODE Atlas: platform of EBN and TNO
TNO has the legal task of making information on the Dutch subsurface available to Dutch society so as to enable the sustainable use and management of the subsurface and the mineral resources it contains. This information is needed to make comprehensive decisions concerning the organisation of the space above and below ground.
Geological Maps of the Netherlands 1918-2018
The Geological Survey of The Netherlands was founded in 1918. Cornelis Lely, Minister of Transport and Water Management, granted the commission to produce a new geological map of the country. Under the...
Sand, gravel and clay extraction
Excavation companies produce about 90 million tonnes of sand, 5 million tonnes of gravel and 4 million tonnes of clay every year from the Dutch subsurface. These materials can be used immediately, without...
GIS and other tools for interactive planning
TNO owns the most important databases of information on the subsurface and groundwater - and their geological properties - in the Netherlands. Its researchers use GISs (geographic information systems)...
DINO, Data and Information of the Dutch Subsurface
Reliable subsurface data are crucial to making well-founded decisions about the use and management of our land. All the knowledge and information we have – from century-old drilling data to recent geophysical...
BRO: the Dutch Key Register of the Subsurface
BRO: the Dutch Key Register of the Subsurface: standardizing public information on the subsurface and making it available to both government and public.
Sustainable use and management Flemish-Dutch subsurface
The collection and unambiguous interpretation and analysis of (hydro)geological information on both sides of the border are essential ingredients in the management of natural resources and use of the...
Petroleum Geological Atlas of the Southern Permian Basin
The Southern Permian Basin Atlas (SPBA) project is a joint project of the Geological Surveys of the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland and was initiated by Ken Glennie....