Institute Contact Information

Division of Geography
Division of Geology
P.O. Box 64
(Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Department Office
Institute of Seismology

P.O. Box 68
(Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

phone +358 294 1911 (university exchange)

Institute of Seismology

Photo: Institute of Seismology

Institute of Seismology is a division of the Department of Geosciences and Geography under the Faculty of Science since 1.1.2010. It was previously an independent institute under the Senate of the University of Helsinki. It was founded in 1961. The main activities of the Institute are to perform seismological research, and do seismic observations and maintain the Finnish national seismic network (HE).

In addition it participates in international cooperation in seismology, and carries out various tasks in detection seismology by order of the Authorities.

The Institute also creates the opportunity for teaching seismology at the University of Helsinki.