Markku Poutanen is the new president of the Nordic Geodetic Commission

Professor Markku Poutanen of the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI of the National Land Survey was elected on December 19 as the new president of the Nordic Geodetic Commission (NKG) for the next four years.

Founded in 1953, NKG is a scientific organization of five Nordic countries, with the Baltic States as observing members. It consists of the national mapping and cadastre authorities and universities teaching geodesy and surveying. Mission of the NKG is to promote geodetic research and to conduct joint projects. NKG's projects have included, among others, the Fennoscandian uplift and geoid models, compatible national height systems, common coordinate transformations, analysis centre of permanent national GNSS networks as a part of the European GNSS network and, as an ongoing project, the dynamic refrence frame for Iceland.

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