The Geological Survey of Finland 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. The survey provides geologic maps of Finland and also acts as a research center. The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is a leading European competence centre on assessment and sustainable use of geological resources. We provide expertise that serves the interests of our clients, stakeholders and society as a whole. Working closely with our clients and partners, we create solutions that lead to new technologies and business areas, as well as promote sustainable growth.
GTK is an expert organisation under Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. We employ approximately 460 full-time staff and are effectively engaged in tasks at the local, national and international level. To create solutions that embrace new technologies, advance emerging business areas and promote sustainable growth. Over its 130 years of operations, the Geological Survey of Finland has amassed a significant range of different research material that has been supplemented with material assigned to us from other organisations.
The most important part of the material (final reports, ready-made map and spatial data products, etc.) can be downloaded from the Hakku service mainly free of charge. Information about the existence of research material inaccessible in the search services must also be publically available. Consequently, the description data pertaining to these will be made available through the search engine service during 2016. Research equipment and methods are Hydrometallurgy and bioprocessing , Recycling and environmental studies, Gravity and heavy medium separation, Magnetic separation, Process chemistry, Flotation and Mineralogy.