Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

Geophysical measurements and research since 1914

SGO, located 120 km north of the Arctic Circle in Finland, is an independent department of the University of Oulu.

Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory
Tähteläntie 62 Phone: Staff list
FIN-99600 Sodankylä
FINLAND e-mail: Contact us
Geographic: 67° 22' N, 26° 38' E, 180 m
Geomagnetic*: 64.1°, 119.2°, -23.2°, dip = 80.0°
Corrected geomagnetic*: 64.1°, 106.7°, L=5.25
* IGRF-11 model for 2010

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Due to the attack by Russia on Ukraine, SGO does not answer requests for data or technical information from Russia or Belarus for the time being.

Also scientific collaboration and visits are suspended.

This is in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Workers for LappiSat-project

Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory is looking for interested individuals to participate in the development work of SGO's first satellite, LappiSat-1. Your background may be from a relevant field of technology or natural sciences. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Last modified: 15 February 2023, 10:29:22.

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