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Kaisa Turunen

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Geological Survey of Finland, GTK

Bilateral Meetings

  • (1:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.)
DescriptionGeological Survey of Finland (GTK) is national geological research centre operating under the Ministry of Employment and Economy. GTK is one of the most competent European service centers in applied earth sciences and the geological earth resources of strategic and economic importance are in the core of GTK's research mission. GTK contributes to a wide range of international geosciences, mapping, mineral resources and environmental monitoring projects as well as projects, which are concerned eco-efficient mining and mineral processing. One of GTK’s strengths is having a total view of geology. It allows for reliable assessment of the environmental impacts of mining. Forecasting changes, on the other hand, helps in controlling and minimising hazardous impacts. Knowledge of the natural changes and condition of soil, groundwater, and lake and stream sediments before commencing mining operations provide a solid basis for GTK’s environmental reports and transparent and open impact and risk assessment. 
Organization Type Research Institute
Organization Size250+
Founding Year1885
CountryFinland
CityKuopio70100, P.O. Box 1237 Google map
Areas of Activities

Modelling

    Data management and information systems

      Ground and surface water studies

        Geophysical and geotechnical services

          Environmental impact assessment

            Research, development and innovation

              Project Implementation and Management

                Environmental surveys

                  Offer & Request

                  Looking for groundwater, mining water and mining environmental projects

                  Competence and research

                  Geological survey of Finland (GTK) is a government funded research organization who has broad expertize in geological research. GTK contributes to a wide range of international geosciences, mapping, mineral resources and environmental monitoring projects as well as projects, which are concerned eco-efficient mining and mineral processing. One of GTK’s strengths is having a total view of geology. It allows for reliable assessment of the environmental impacts of mining. Knowledge of the natural changes and condition of soil, groundwater, and lake and stream sediments before commencing mining operations provide a solid basis for GTK’s environmental reports and transparent and open impact and risk assessment. The aims are to create new innovations and customer-oriented applications for mine and industrial environments (sites), mine and process waters, and recycling of wastes and by-products.

                  The focus areas of research and surveys related to mine water include groundwater/surface water interactions, groundwater geochemistry, and hydrogeological monitoring and modelling of different natural, infrastructural and industrial environments.

                  Our main competencies in groundwater surveys are:
                  - Geological, sedimentological and geomorphological studies, especially in recently glaciated areas
                  - Geophysics
                  - Geochemistry
                  - 3D modelling, flow modelling and transport modelling

                  In mine waters:
                  - Transport from mine site, especially in crystalline bedrock
                  - Water management and water management modelling
                  - Active and passive water treatment
                  - 3D modelling, flow modelling, transport and reactive modelling

                  In mining environmental studies:
                  - Mine Closure
                  - Long term behavior of tailings
                  - Risk assessment

                  Facilities

                  The Research Laboratory of GTK is part of Finland’s national research infrastructure. The lab is well equipped with the latest instrumentation and boasts a staff recognized internationally for their expertise in analysis and study of geological materials. The lab’s main areas of focus are isotope geology and applied mineralogy. The lab is known for innovative method development focused on solving the specific challenges of its clients and partners.

                  GTK’s Mineral Processing Laboratory provides a wide range of ore beneficiation research services for the mining industry. It offers a unique platform for the development and testing of energy-saving, low- environmental-impact crushing, grinding and concentration processes. The lab is equipped to develop mineral processing methods anywhere along the beneficiation chain from mineralogical analysis to dealing with process waste. The applicability of mineral processing to environmental remediation and recycling has been demonstrated on numerous occasions, e.g. remediation of contaminated soils and separation and recycling of metallurgical slags.

                  References

                  International references of GTK cover a wide spectrum of undertakings in about 40 countries of all continents. GTKs Industrial Environments and Recycling unit has performed several national and international projects related to environmental characterization and impact assessment of mine environments. Moreover GTK is the leader of the Mine Water Competence Network. GTK lead FP7 project PROMINE was selected the best completed technology project in FP7.

                  Mine water related projects:

                  SUSMIN http://projects.gtk.fi/susmin/
                  MINERA http://fi.opasnet.org/fi/Minera-hanke
                  Mine water competence network http://projects.gtk.fi/kaivosvesiverkosto/index.html
                  WATERSMART http://www.eurare.eu/
                  PROMINE http://promine.gtk.fi/
                  EURARE http://www.eurare.eu/
                  SEEWAY http://en.gtk.fi/research/program/greenmining/seeway.html

                  Cooperation Offered
                  1. Mine water intelligence
                  2. Outsourcing
                  3. Networking
                  4. Co-operation
                  Cooperation Requested
                  1. Investment/Financing
                  2. Networking
                  3. Co-operation