Together to Climate-Proof Norway

How can we prepare Norway for future extreme weather? The National Conference on Climate Adaptation brought together 300 participants from various sectors and disciplines to find solutions.


Necessary digital shift in the construction and civil engineering industry

Norway is lagging far behind in the digital shift in the construction and civil engineering industry. Lack of expertise and data is the biggest obstacle. Several initiatives, such as new digital solutions for the geo industry and internal learning cultures, are now changing the construction and civil engineering industry. The winners are climate and environment, economy, and societal security.


NGI and KSAT using satellites to understand movements on the ground

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) are launching the Inio service to uncover potential challenges in ground stability early, to improve risk management.


The Collaboration Forum for Offshore Wind has launched the report series "From Gentle Breeze to Strong Gale."

On March 14, the Collaboration Forum for Offshore Wind and the Industry and Technology Development Working Group, led by Norsk Industri, presented their recommendations and roadmap to decision-makers in politics, public administration, research, and industry.


NGI to help ensure the safe return of Mars samples to Earth

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is at the forefront of research to ensure the safe handling and return of Mars samples.


NGI to provide assistance to the installation of suction bucket jackets at Changhua field offshore Taiwan

Ørsted is responsible for the Greater Changhua Offshore Wind Project on the west coast of Taiwan. Framo won the contract to supply suction bucket pumping systems to install the foundation jackets. Framo has contracted NGI to provide geotechnical engineering expertise, instrumentation equipment, and installation monitoring during the fieldwork.


New Report Sheds Light on Critical Gaps in Plastic Chemical Management

Plastic, from food packaging to car tyres, is widely used today and contains known and unknown hazardous chemicals. Plastic chemicals can leach into foods, water, and the environment, presenting health and environmental risks. A new report sheds light on the hazardous chemicals in plastics.

Fredrik and Jacob are dressed up in blue lab coats. They are standing in between several machines in what looks like a technical lab.

They are the first batch taking the Master's in Geotechnics at OsloMet

"One aspect of this program that I really like is the opportunity to visit NGI's test site. Here, we have access to a state-of-the-art laboratory and the opportunity to learn from the very best in the field," explains Jacob Comung Emesun.

A man stands next to a snowpack, checking the stability of the snow layers.

Snow avalanche expert concerned about possible record year of fatalities due to avalanche accidents: “Do not move in avalanche-prone terrain when there is a high risk of avalanches”

So far this winter, four people have lost their lives in snow avalanche accidents. "If you ski in steep terrain, you have a significant responsibility to avoid getting caught in an avalanche," says NGI's snow avalanche expert, Christian Jaedicke.