International Relations

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is involved in several multinational research projects. An integral part of our international relations is expertise customer projects for development co-operation, which are for example funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. GTK is entitled to conduct consultancy, and we provide our expert services in commissioned projects. All of our international projects contain training and capacity building components.

GTK operates globally covering several aspects

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Geochemistry and environmental baselines
  • Environmental and Social Governance
  • Groundwater management
  • Nuclear waste disposal and NPP siting
  • Geothermal energy research
  • Geophysics and geophysical interpretations
  • Urban geology
  • Mineral potential research and QA/QC
  • GTK Mintec: mineral processing pilot plant from laboratory to industrial scale
  • Mineral Intelligence; machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Responsible mining and life cycle management of mines; mine closure; re-mining
  • Mine water and mine environment management
  • Mineral processing and materials research
  • Institutional geoscience capacity building and geoscience data management; organizational training
The countries where GTK has international project activities are marked on the world map
GTK international project activities