TODAY’S CHALLENGES FOR GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS – GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF FINLAND AS AN EXAMPLE

Category Other
Group GSI.IR
Location The26 Symposium of Geoscience
Holding Date 05 February 2008
 

TODAY’S CHALLENGES FOR GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS – GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF FINLAND AS AN EXAMPLE

 

Elias Ekdahl, Ph.D., Prof.

Director General

 

Practically all geological surveys with a mission to contribute to the economy and quality of life of the society face the same challenge: how to fulfil the mission. This is especially true with the surveys with long history of activities. In today’s world growing economies of the societies and the consequent growing demand for geological raw materials in the context of sustainable development form a global frame that poses the most momentous challenges for the geological surveys world-wide.

The presentation will give an overview of the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and its present activities, with a reference to European and global view to mining industry and metals supply. GTK’s capabilities derive from a careful balance of traditional geological survey and inventory activities, research and development, and commercial services. Examples are given for GTK’s on going research and development projects on geophysical technologies to discover deeply buried mineral deposits, on mineral processing technologies for more eco-efficient processes as well as on data mining techniques for integrated evaluation of prospective structures and areas.

 

GTK’s consultance work focuses on assisting clients in identifying and inventorying mineral resources, dealing with environmental challenges, infrastructure development and land use planning. GTK´s international references include private and public sector partners in over 40 countries. GTK collaborates with all major institutional funding agencies.

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