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The City Council of Oslo approves plan to build Campus Ullevål

The new building complex will be a center for research and innovation on climate, energy, environment and geosciences, with room for 1,500 jobs. Campus Ullevål will be one of the first development projects in Norway's first innovation district, Oslo Science City.


Norwegian researchers lead a gigantic EU project which will find solutions for invisible pollution

Frying pans with teflon coatings so your food does not burn. Detergents to keep your clothes and dishes clean. These are examples of how we, in our daily lives, come in to contact with invisible pollutants called PM substances. These pollutants end up going down the drain and they do not degrade and can travel long distances in the environment. They remain in water and are problematic for humans and the ecosystem. Now the EU is taking action.


Kirsti Wensaas Anker-Nilssen is NGI's first R&D manager

Kirsti Wensaas Anker-Nilssen started 1 February 2022 as NGI's manager for work within research support.


Scientists support establishment of international panel on pollution

Nearly 200 researchers from the Norwegian scientific community have signed an open letter supporting the establishment of an International Science-Policy Panel to support action on chemicals, waste and pollution.


NGI is temporarily moving from Ullevål to Nydalen

NGI, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, is planning to build a research and business campus at its site at Sognsveien 72 in Oslo. The temporary address from 28 February 2022 is Sandakerveien 140.


New method developed for simulating landslide tsunamis

The method shows that through modelling advanced landslide physics, both small scale experiments and real tsunami events can be explained with the same model. The results have been published in Nature Communications.


The MLRA 2021 conference takes place from 25 to 27 October in Wroclaw, Poland and online.

MLRA 2021 – "Machine learning & Risk assessment in geoengineering" is a joint International Symposium of two events 3ISMLG and TCMW. Many from the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) having a key role will attend.


New method forecasting tsunami uncertainty

In a new paper "Probabilistic tsunami forecasting for early warning", NGI researchers have contributed to derive a new method for tsunami forecasting coined Probabilistic Tsunami Forecasting (PTF). The innovation of the PTF is to connect forecasted tsunami height to the ratio of correct vs missed and false alarms in tsunami early warning.


Research project ZeroPM receives EU Green Deal funding

The EU's Horizon 2020 program has funded the project ZeroPM, which has a total budget of 11.6 million Euros. The project is led by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute with Dr. Sarah Hale as the Project Coordinator and Prof. Hans Peter Arp as deputy coordinator.


New piling solution will ensure both stability and energy from the ground

In partnership with Malvik municipality, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) will increase the use of geothermal heating in areas with thick deposits. For the buildings of the future the technology may increase the use of local thermal energy, reduce CO2 emissions, reduce pressure on the electricity grid and lead to cheaper electricity bills.



Øydis Ulrikke Castberg
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The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is a leading international centre for research and consulting within the geosciences. NGI develops optimum solutions for society, and offers expertise on the behaviour of soil, rock and snow and their interaction with the natural and built environment. NGI works within the markets Offshore energy; Building, construction and transportation; Natural hazards, and Environmental Engineering. NGI is a private foundation with office and laboratory in Oslo, branch office in Trondheim, and daughter companies in Houston, Texas, USA, and Perth, Western Australia. NGI was established in 1953.