Koivula has worked in the department as a research scientist and as a head of a research group since 1994. His research interests have been in accuracy, reliability and traceability of reference frames and satellite positioning.
According to Koivula, the department will focus on research related to reference frames, accurate measurements and research infrastructures. This includes research and development on a wide variety of measurement devices, methods as well as modelling the environment.
'In GNSS, we will soon routinely offer very accurate measurements in Global reference frame using Galileo High Accuracy Service or other global correction data. Intelligent traffic will have a strong impact on this development. Our national EUREF-FIN frame is not compatible with these global frames. Our department is working continuously to offer best possible connection between global and national frames. This ensures that new methods may be successfully utilised in Finland when they emerge,' says Koivula.
Department Director Hannu Koivula, +358 50 430 1639, firstname.lastname@example.org