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.
Previous research groups
Large part of the information from local environment to distant planets is received by measuring and analyzing the scattered light, i.e. by remote sensing.
Space geodesy 2015-2017
In this research group, we study various space geodetic and astronomical observing techniques covering different wavelengths.
Contact person in projects
FLEX-EPOS - Flexible instrument network
We will create a national pool of geophysical instruments and multi-disciplinary geophysical superstations to solve fundamental scientific questions in seismology, geomagnetism and geodesy.
General work, local infrastructure and purchases to improve general facilities in Metsähovi.
VGOS-compatible VLBI Radio Telescope System (VGOS)
A new VGOS compatible radio telescope system will be built at Metsähovi Fundamental station.
Geophysical laboratory and observatory infrastructure of FIN-EPOS (G-EPOS)
FGI subproject establish a link between the Finnish national time UTC-MIKE and Metsähovi Geodetic Research Station.
Renewal of SLR
A new SLR system (telescope, laser unit, auxiliary equipments) will be purchased and an operational work will be started.
The Earth spherical albedo from space geodesy (ALBEDO)
We estimate the Earth spherical albedo together with the total flux of emerging Earth radiation from satellite dynamics using precise space-geodetic measurements.