Geosciences and geography

The field of research in geosciences and geography spans all of Earth, from the glaciers in Antarctica to bustling metropolises. Earth and its changes throughout time are studied, for example, through the regional differentiation of cities and states, long-term environmental changes, tectonics and the structure and development of the planet.
Research units and science education
Geosciences and geography - research from Antarctica to cities
Research infrastructures

The Department of Geosciences and Geography has modern research laboratories, databases, and a national seismic station network. Our laboratories serve research groups and provide analysis services for various purposes. Some of our laboratories also produce data and time series for use in the Department’s research and teaching.

The operations of the University of Helsinki multidisciplinary Taita Research Station in the Kenyan Taita Hills are coordinated and led by our department’s personnel.

The department coordinates the participation of Finnish universities and research institutes on the European Plate Observing System EPOS research infrastructure.  The Finnish component of EPOS (FIN-EPOS) maintains geophysical observatories and laboratories in Finland.