Finnish Geotechnical Society

Finnish Geotechnical Society
c/o RIL
Frederikinkatu 42
00100 Helsinki

Chairman: Dr Mirva Koskinen ([email protected])
International Affairs Secretary: Assoc. Prof. Wojtek Sołowski, ([email protected]); Tel: +358 505 925 254
Domestic Affairs Secretary: Pia Vasko ([email protected]); Tel: +358 (0)40 5144803


The Finnish Geotechnical Society was founded on Jan. 21, 1951. 

The society started in 1951 with 8 members. At the end of Jan. 2020 the secretariat of the FGS managed the affairs of 573 members and 44 corporate members.

Nordic Geotechnical Meeting, Espoo 1979
8th ECSMFE 1983 in Helsinki
Large Rock Caverns, Espoo 1986
1st Int. Symposium on Frost in Geotechnical Engineering, Saariselkä 1989
Nordic Geotechnical Meeting, Helsinki 2000
4th Ground Improvement Geosystems conference, Helsinki 2000
Nordic Geotechnical Meeting, Helsinki 2020
Baltic Sea Geotechnical Conference, Helsinki 2020

SGY is the pre-eminent professional body representing the interests and activities of engineers, academics and contractors in Finland that actively participate in ground engineering. The aim of SGY is to act as a non-profit link of professionals working in the field of geotechnical engineering in Finland and to promote and implement the research of the field, and to contribute to the education. To fulfil these aims SGY organizes events and enhances the guidance and publications of the field. The society has co-operation with other organizations of the field.