NKG, the Nordic Geodetic Commission established in 1953, is an association of geodesists from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden. Its primary objective is to facilitate productive gatherings among members, fostering a collaborative exchange of professional insights and experiences. Supported by various Nordic organizations, including the Director Generals of the Nordic Mapping Authorities, NKG strives to advance its vision by organizing general meetings every four years and hosting summer schools within the Nordic and Baltic countries on a rotating basis. Oversight of NKG is conducted by a Presidium, with operational tasks being undertaken by Working Groups and their respective projects.
With a robust focus on project-oriented initiatives, NKG boasts a rich history and tradition while actively engaging in multiple endeavors aimed at enhancing and unifying geodetic infrastructure across the Nordic region. Through its efforts, NKG has consistently demonstrated the necessity and success of collaborative ventures. Noteworthy ongoing projects include the development of a Nordic geoid model, an empirical land uplift model, a Nordic model of glacial isostatic adjustment with corresponding uncertainties, a joint GNSS analysis center, a joint gravity database, and a unified transformation method.
Moreover, NKG’s involvement in international initiatives, such as its contributions to EUREF work, has been substantial. Over many years, NKG has functioned as a local analysis center contributing to the EUREF Permanent Network (EPN), a comprehensive European network comprising permanent GNSS reference stations. Additionally, the commission has actively participated in the EUREF working group focused on deformation models, effectively raising awareness within the European community regarding Nordic geodetic challenges associated with post-glacial rebound.
NKG has the following working groups: