This page shows geospatial research and education actors in Finland. In the descriptions you can find actors working within the organizations.

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In Aalto University geospatial topics are relevant especially in the Geoinformatics Research Group which is part pf the Department of Built Environment at School of Engineering. Read More

At Åbo Akademi University geospatial topics are relevant for research and education mainly within the fields of Environmental and Marine Biology and Geology, as well as within the research entity The Sea – a Living Lab focused on interdisciplinary marine and maritime research.

Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology approaches the field of geospatial research and education from a technology and logistics oriented perspective.

In the Tampere University geospatial research and education is present in both applied and technology oriented disciplines.

University of Eastern Finland has a strong expertise in multidisciplinary research and education in Geography, Biology, Forest Sciences and many other disciplines. Read More

University of Helsinki do geospatial, remote sensing and GIS research and teaching mainly in the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Agriculture and Forest Sciences, and the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Read More

At the University of Jyväskylä, geospatial research and education are carried out mainly in the fields of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and Sports and Health Sciences. Read More

University of Lapland is focused on research and education in Social sciences and the arctic region at the Arctic Center.

At the University of Oulu, geospatial research and education are carried out mainly in the field of Geography. Read More

Geospatial activities in university of Turku are organized around UTU geospatial, which gathers information about geospatial research, education and cooperation activities under one place. Read More

In the University of Vaasa geospatial topics are included in the education programmes of regional studies and in research projects related to spatial data utilization. Read More

Research Institutes

The IT Center for Science Ltd (CSC) is a center of expertise in information technology owned by the Finnish sate and higher education institutions. Read More

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI) that is a research and expert unit of the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS). Read More

The Finnish Heritage Agency is responsible for the protection of and provides spatial data on the cultural environment. Read More

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) produce observation and research data on the atmosphere and seas. Read More

The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) is responsible for Finland’s roads, railways and waterways and for the development of Finland’s transport system. Read More

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is internationally oriented geoscience research agency operating under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. Read More

The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research and expert organization with expertise in renewable natural resources and sustainable food production. Read More

NLS performs cadastral surveys, maintains information about properties and dwellings, handles registrations of title and mortgages, produces map data and promotes the research of spatial data. Read More

The Population Register Center upkeeps the Finnish population register system that contains information on Finnish citizens and people residing permanently in Finland. In addition, information is provided on buildings, addresses, construction projects, residences and real estate. Read More

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) studies and monitors the welfare and health of the population in Finland. Read More

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is a governmental research and development institute. The focus is in seeking out the best solutions for building a sustainable society. Read More

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a research and expert unit where spatial data is used in several areas. Read More

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