Over its 130 years of operations, the Geological Survey of Finland has amassed a significant range of different research material that has been supplemented with material assigned to us from other organisations.
The most important part of the material (final reports, ready-made map and spatial data products, etc.) can be downloaded from the Hakku service mainly free of charge. Information about the existence of research material inaccessible in the search services will be publically available in the near future.
Geological surveys and the assessment of raw material resources also includes taking a substantial number of physical samples and some of this material will be stored for future re-use. The measurement and analytical data for sampling based on the original requirements has been stored in the GTK data warehouses. However, external organisations may have the need for conducting new and different analyses and interpretations on the same material. In light of this we have commenced the presentation of our sample reserves with descriptions for certain datasets. Descriptions of new sample data can be published as the samples have been arranged and listed as collections.
Please note! Rights for using raw research and sample data usually require a contract with GTK. The reasons for this are, for instance, due to the fact that there are restrictions imposed for the use of some research data and the handling of sample data needs to be regulated in order to safeguard a user community that is as wide-reaching as possible.
More information about research and sample materials: firstname.lastname@example.org