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Time of Finland


​​The time of Finland is kept at VTT, at the Centre for Metrology MIKES. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) synchronises the world and provides the unit of time, the SI-second. MIKES, the National Metrology Institute (NMI) of Finland, maintains the Finnish realisation of Coordinated Universal Time, UTC(MIKE), with the help of six atomic clocks.

Precise timekeeping is essential to today’s society and it is of utmost importance that it can be measured as reliably as possible. That is why, in addition to the realisation and dissemination of the national time scale, MIKES performs scientific research in time and frequency metrology. For instance, MIKES is developing an optical single-ion atomic clock and studies the use of optical telecommunication networks for the comparisons of distant clocks and for dissemination of highly accurate time.



芬兰国家技术研究中心 (VTT) 有限公司
邮政信箱 Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT, Finland
电话 +358 20 722 111(总机,营业时间 8:00 - 16:30,
UTC +2 时区)
传真 +358 20 722 7001
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