03/10/2017

Geo-Blog: New survey of the Helsinki–Tallinn railway tunnel route

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Kimmo Alvi, Geologist
Ossi Ikävalko, Senior Specialist
Keijo Nenonen, Chief Expert, Science and Innovations

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) conducted acoustic-seismic surveys of the possible routes  for an undersea railway tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn. The report was commissioned by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council (Figure 1). The survey provided a detailed overview of the geological structure of the sea floor basement and deposits between Finland and Estonia. The […]

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08/19/2016

Improving the food security of Ethiopia through geosciences

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Chernet Tegist, Senior Research Scientist

Along with an ever increasing population, the vast soil degradation due to soil acidity causing insufficient crop production appears to be a substantial challenge facing Ethiopia. Based on lessons learned and experiences gained from a previous project (2014-2015), this project is scaling up the lime resource survey and farm trials focusing on the Oromia Region, […]

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