Member in research groups
Ongoing research groups
The research group maps the gravity field of the Earth both in Finland and globally, and studies its variation in time due to geophysical phenomena.
In the research group, we utilize and develop various space geodetic and astronomical observing techniques covering different wavelengths: from very long baseline radio interferometry (VLBI) and radar, to satellite laser ranging (SLR) and traditional optical observations.
Contact person in projects
Characterization of objects in near-Earth space using the Metsähovi satellite laser ranging system (MATINE SLR)
This project studies the capabilities of active satellite laser ranging (SLR) and passive optical (photometric) observations for the characterization of objects orbiting near the Earth, as well as the possible synergies obtained by combining these two methods.
Renewal of gravity instruments
The new superconducting gravimeter will be taken in use in 2012.
Renewal of SLR
A new SLR system (telescope, laser unit, auxiliary equipments) will be purchased and an operational work will be started.