GTK - The Geological Survey of Finland
The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) produces and disseminates geological information for industry and society to promote systematic and sustainable use of crustal resources and the national geological endowment.
GTK serves as Finland’s national geoscientific information centre and participates actively in international research and project work.
GTK operates primarily within the minerals, construction and energy sector, GTK plays a vital role in providing geological expertise to government, industry and the wider community.
Specific responsibilities include the promotion and implementation of sustainable approaches to the supply and management of minerals, energy and construction materials, and to ensure environmental compliance through monitoring, assessment and remediation programs.
GTK also contributes to a wide range of international geoscience mapping and environmental monitoring projects and is active in developing multidisciplinary research programs with universities, government agencies and stakeholders across related sectors.
Research activities at GTK are currently coordinated through ten separate programs, each of five-years duration.