INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Geological Survey of Finland

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Geological Survey of Finland
LMO Contact Information
Contact Organisation: 
Chief Geologist, Bedrock Geology and Resources
Contact Name: 
Jouni
Contact Surname: 
Vuollo
Contact Address: 
P.O. Box 77 FI-96101 Rovaniemi Finland
Contact Country: 
Finland
Contact Email: 
jouni.vuollo@gtk.fi
Contact Fax: 
3582055014
Contact Telephone: 
358407335870
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Finland
    Formal Mandate: 
    The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is Finland's national geoscience agency operating under the Ministry of Employment and the Economy (MEE). The GTK was established in 1885. The GTK maps and researches the Earth's crust and its natural resources, is responsible for national geoscience data management and information services, provides quality services to clients and participates actively in international projects.
    Main Activities: 
    As the key government agency involved in the mineral resources sector, GTK is active in promoting mineral exploration and mining in Finland. GTK's core activities range from geological mapping, through exploration, evaluation, and processing of natural resources, with a strong research effort in analysis of geological processes and mineral systems as well as in development and application of exploration and benefication technologies. GTK'S vision is to evolve into a European centre of excellence for natural resources and their sustainable use and to consolidate its role as the national geoinformation centre. GTK maintains a careful balance of resources between its primary responsibilities for public domain mapping and geodata management, technological and conceptual research and development, and provision of commercial services to both public and private sector clients. GTK?s services are to a large extent based on methodologies and technical solutions developed and tested in house before being adapted to commercial projects. GTK is currently contributing to some twenty R&D projects within the European Commission and various other science and technology projects in different fields of earth sciences.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    Finland
    Societal Sector: 
    central government agency
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    The GTK maps and researches the Earth’s crust and its natural resources, is responsible for national geoscience data management and information services, provides quality services to clients and participates actively in international projects.
    Primary Business: 
    Geological mapping and surveying, mineral and energy resources, Geoscience Data management
    Environmental application domains: 
    Mineral resources Management, Soil resources Management, Energy resources Management (peat)