Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

Nordic Observatory Collaboration

NOC was formally established in 2018 in order to foster collaboration in routine observations and instrumentation in the area of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Svalbard and Kola peninsula (Russia). The main focus of the collaboration is on geomagnetic, near-Earth space and atmospheric observations, but many of the partners also operate other instruments, like, in the case of Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO), Neutron Monitors for galactic cosmic ray observations as well as seismometers. SGO is a founding member of NOC.

Within the NOC, we hold regular meetings twice a year to co-ordinate our efforts. The Nordic Observatory Meetings (NOM) are open to institutes operating observatory-type instrumentation in the area, i.e. instruments, which are maintained at a high standard and which are operated continuously maintaining very-long term operations.

NOC Signatories

These institutes have signed the MoU, while others participate informally (in alphabetical order):

  • FMI - Finnish Meteorological Institute,
  • ISEE - Institute of Space-Earth Environmental Research, U Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan,
  • KAGO - Kiruna Atmospheric and Geophysical Observatory, Kiruna, Sweden,
  • KHO - Kjell-Henriksen Observatory, Longyearbyen, Svalbard,
  • SGO - Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, Sodankylä, Finland,
  • TGO - Tromsø Geophysical Observatory, Tromsø, Norway,
  • UNIS, Longyearbyen, Svalbard,
  • (PGI - Polar Geophysical Institute, Apatity, Russia; participation suspended due to the Russian attack on Ukraine)

Nordic Observatory Meetings

Meeting When Where Chairperson
NOM–1 2018-04-18 Tromsø D Martini (TGO)
NOM–2 2018-10-02, 03 Abisko U Brändström (KAGO)
NOM–3 2019-05-07, 08 Kilpisjärvi Th Ulich (SGO)
NOM–4 2020-11-17 and 2020-12-03 on-line Th Ulich (SGO)
NOM–5 2021-02-18 and 2021-05-11 on-line U Brändström (KAGO)
NOM–6 2021-11-22 and 2021-12-07 on-line N Gulbrandsen (TGO)
NOM–7 2022-04-22 and 2022-06-07 on-line Th Ulich (SGO)
NOM–8 2022-11-15–17 Kilpisjärvi U Brändström (KAGO)

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