Geological Survey of Finland

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Geological Survey of Finland
Geologian tutkimuskeskus
Geologiska forskningscentralen
GTK Otaniemi.jpg
Offices of the GTK
AbbreviationGTK
Formation1885
Legal statusGovernment organization
PurposeGeological survey
HeadquartersEspoo
Region served
Finland Finland
Parent organization
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Websiteen.gtk.fi
Loppi drill core archive.

The Geological Survey of Finland (Finnish: Geologian tutkimuskeskus abbreviated GTK, Swedish: Geologiska forskningscentralen) is the geological survey of Finland. The organization was founded in 1885 when Emperor Alexander III decreed that the Geological Survey of Finland (Suomen geologinen tutkimus) be established.[1] The survey provides geologic maps of Finland and also acts as a research center.

Publications[edit]

The Geological Survey of Finland publishes the Geological Survey of Finland, Bulletin since 1895. Before 1971 this publication was named Bulletin de la Commission géologique de Finlande.[2] From 1929 to 1968 the Bulletin de la Commission géologique de Finlande appeared in a double edition together with the publication Comptes Rendus de la Société Géologique de Finlande of The Geological Society of Finland.[3] The survey publishes also "special papers" and "reports of investigation".[2]

Directors[edit]

  • Mika Nykänen, 2014-[4]
  • Elias Ekdahl, 2004-2014[5]
  • Raimo Matikainen 1997-2003[6]
  • Veikko Lappalainen 1992-1997[6]
  • Kalevi Kauranne 1980-1991[6]
  • Herman Stigzelius 1970–1980[6]
  • Vladi Marmo 1960–1969[6]
  • Aarne Laitakari 1935–1960[6]
  • Jakob Johannes Sederholm, 1893-1933[1]
  • K. A. Moberg 1886-1893[6]

Regional offices[edit]

The agency is divided into 4 regional offices based in the cities listed below:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "125 years' history". Geological Survey of Finland. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b "GTK publication series". Geological Survey of Finland. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland". The Geological Society of Finland. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Mika Nykänen appointed GTK's Director General". Geological Survey of Finland. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Board of Directors". Geological Survey of Finland. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Lehtinen, Martti; Nurmi, Pekka A. (2005). Precambrian Geology of Finland. p. 685. ISBN 9780080457598.
  7. ^ "Official Contacts". Geological Survey of Finland. Retrieved 20 November 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 60°10′49″N 24°49′48″E / 60.1802°N 24.8301°E / 60.1802; 24.8301