Joint National and International Laboratories

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and the geoscience departments of the Finnish universities (Helsinki, Oulu, Aalto, Turku, Åbo) founded a joint isotope research laboratory in 2007, which is located at the Espoo office of GTK. In 2014, the laboratory was expanded by acquiring new high-tech equipments and renamed as the Finnish Geosciences Research Laboratory (SGL = Suomen geotieteiden tutkimuslaboratorio). Currently, the laboratory hosts the following instruments:
•LA-MC-ICP-MS (laser ablation multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer)
•LA-HR-ICP-MS (laser ablation high-resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer)
•FESEM (field emission scanning electron microscope)

Reseachers of GTK and the geoscience departments have an opportunity to utilize a joint Nordic laboratory, NORDSIM, located in the isotope laboratoty of the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm. It is based on a Cameca 1280 ion microprobe.

More information:
Shenghong Yang, Shenghong.Yang(at)

Last updated: 24.4.2019