Member in research groups
Previous research groups
Coordinate reference systems and metrology
One of the main tasks of the Finnish Geodetic Institute is to create and maintain national coordinate and height systems in Finland.
The main focus areas of the Satellite Positioning Group are the accuracy, precision, and reliability of the geodetic GNSS positioning.
Contact person in projects
From quasars to geodesy (NT-VGOS)
Novel Techniques for the VLBI Global Observing System (NT-VGOS) is a consortium of the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute and Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory funded by the Academy of Finland.
Geodetic SAR for Baltic Height System Unification and Baltic Sea Level Research (SAR HSU)
In addition to the tide gauges, sea level research nowadays is based on a number of measurement systems, which all have their own characteristics and deliver different type of observations. In order to analyze all observations they need to be available in a common reference frame.
Implementation of FIN-EPOS - a FINnish national initiative of the European Plate Observing System (FIN-EPOS-SLE)
EPOS is a single, Pan-European, sustainable and distributed Research Infrastructure (RI).
Large-scale dimensional measurements for geodesy (GeoMetre)
Geodetic reference frames form the backbone of all georeferencing services.
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.
Carte du Ciel (ESA CduC)
In the project, photographic plates obtained during the Carte du Ciel -project will be digitised and the positions of the stars will be remeasured.
EMRP SIB60 Metrology for long distance surveying
In EMRP SIB60 project we participate in the European Metrology Research Programme Joint Research Project “Metrology for long distance surveying”.
ESA Dragon 3 GOCE geoid
Case study on heterogeneous geoid/quasigeoid based on space borne and terrestrial data combination with special consideration of GOCE mission data impact
Support for the Galileo Reference Centre
For the integrated Galileo performance monitoring and analysis activity, the consortium makes a coordinated effort to measure the Signal in Space (SiS) of individual Galileo satellites at Radio Frequency (RF) level using a 25m radio-telescope operated by ASTRON and in parallel using a 25m radio-telescope operated by OSO.
Geodetic observing systems
Works and participations related to international organizations (like GGOS), and all such works related to the Metsähovi infrastructure which do not belong to any other projects.
Renewal of SLR
A new SLR system (telescope, laser unit, auxiliary equipments) will be purchased and an operational work will be started.
Renewal of VLBI
Based on the Metsähovi special funding, a new radio telescope and auxiliary equipments are purchased to fulfill requirements for continuous geodetic VLBI observations.
We research how to improve data transfer, near-real time data analysis and modelling in geodetic VLBI applications.