NKG 2018

Deadline for abstracts and registration is extended to August 15!

Geodesy in a Dynamic World - Celebrating 100 year anniversary of FGI

You are most warmly welcome to the General Assembly of the Nordic Geodetic Commission in Helsinki, Finland on 3.-6.9.2018. The meeting is organized by the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI of National Land Survey of Finland.


Opastinsilta 12, Pasilan virastokeskus (Semaforbron 12, Böle förvaltningscentral), next to the headquarters of the NLS and Pasila railway station. For instructions to find the place, see the link.

Public Transportation

There is no ticket selling in trains or trams. In buses you can buy the ticket from the driver (cash only). However, the far most convenient way is to use the mobile ticket. You can download the application in your phone (Android or iOS); see instructions in English or in Swedish.

for planning your journey, you can use


There is only one hotel at the walking distance to the venue, Sokos Hotel Pasila, (Maistraatinportti 3 / Magistratporten 3) at the other side of the railroad and behind the massive construction work going on at the railway station. Hotel Holiday Inn nearby at the Congress center is unfortunately under renovation during the meeting and not available. However, there are a lot of hotels at Helsinki downtown, only five minutes by train to the main railway station (a connection approximately every five minutes from Pasila). Please, use your travel agency or web services to find a suitable hotel.

Overall schedule

Deadline for abstracts and registration: August 15
Deadline for participation fee: August 15


See the programme of the assembly here

Participate to the discussion in Twitter with #NKGgeodesy!

Registration and fees

Registration fee is 220€ including the conference material, coffee breaks, lunches on Tue and Wed, icebreaker (Mon) and conference dinner (Wed).
Accompanying person fee is 100€ (including icebreaker and conference dinner).
Please use the web form for registration

Deadline for registration is August 15. Please pay the registration before August 15, 2018.

Instructions (also given in the registration form)

Recipient: Paikkatietokeskus FGI
Reference: NKG2018, participant name(s)
Bank account: FI76 5000 0120 3329 85

Payment is only by a bank transfer (unfortunately credit card or cash payments are not possible). Your institute can pay simultaneously more than one fee, but in that case, please give the names of participants in the payment reference and send also the list of names with e-mail to NKG2018@nls.fi.

Abstract submission and proceedings

Deadline for Abstract submission is August 15. Please use the web form for abstract submission.

Maximum length of the abstract is 2000 characters (spaces included). Please select the session and preferred form of presentation (oral/poster).

Please notice: Maximum size of the poster is A0, portrait.

Selection of presentations to oral/poster will be given latest 26th of August.

There will be a special issue (1/2019) in a peer-review open access journal Geophysica (http://www.geophysica.fi). For a full paper (max 6 pages), deadline will be September 30, 2018. Please consider to submit your paper for this special issue. All other papers and contributions will be published in the conference proceedings (non-peer-reviewed) in the series of the FGI. Deadline for it is also September 30. Instructions for submission will be given later.

List of Participants

See the final list of participants

Scientific Organizing Committee SOC

Markku Poutanen (chair), Kristian Keller (DK), Maaria Nordman (FI), Guðmundur Valsson (IS), Halfdan Pascal Kierulf (N), Martin Lidberg (S)

Local Organizing Committee LOC

Markku Poutanen, Elina Keränen, Timo Saari, Heli Suurmäki

Contact to the LOC and all questions to: NKG2018@nls.fi