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Research strategy

The Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI has launched a new research strategy for 2024-2030. The strategy aims to better respond to global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss and, for the first time, defines the relationship between the areas of expertise and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

You can access the full strategy via the link at the bottom of the page.

Vision 2030

Innovative research for the sustainable future

  • We produce the world's best location-based science for the society.
  • Our innovative technological solutions elevate the societal development and wellbeing.
  • We create coordinates for a better future.

Strategic goals

  • Research and development projects and expert services are implemented in such a way that it is possible to take advantage of the entire knowledge capital of the organization and so that results can be utlised widely in society and by industry.
  • FGI is participating in a large number of national and international research and specialist projects in our core competence areas. Due to changes in the funding landscape, more emphasis will be put in international opportunities, especially EU.
  • FGI's scientific competitiveness is strengthened through top-level competence supported by postgraduate degrees, a modern research infrastructure, current high-level research, cooperation and internationally acclaimed publications.
  • FGI is engaged in networking with the scientific community, the private sector, and public administration and communicates its research results actively to decision makers and wider public.

Core competences 2024–2030

The operations of FGI are determined by core competencies consisting of the tasks and development responsibilities of one or more departments. Core competencies contain the subject matters of specialist positions, implemented research programmes and individual projects.

FGI core competencies:

The strategy tree illustrates the areas of competence of the research strategy
The strategy tree illustrates the core competencies of the research strategy and the related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).