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Check out news and press releases from NGI here. At the bottom of the page you will find our press contact. 

 

 

3rd JTC1 Workshop on Impact of global changes on landslide risk

The Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC1) of FedICGS[1] is delighted to invite you to join us at the 3rd JTC1 Workshop on Impact of global changes on landslide risk, to be held in Oslo, Norway on 7 – 10 June 2023.


 

Certified in Virtual Design & Construction

NGI employees have completed a course in Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) and were VDC-certified in October.


 

Kick-off for SHARP – research on CO2 storage

SHARP Storage is a research project to increase the accuracy of subsurface CO2 storage containment risk management. Project kick-off with 16 international partners was held 16-17 November 2021, led by Project coordinator Elin Skurtveit from NGI.


 

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.


 

NOK 15 million for sustainable reinforcement of poor ground conditions

The Research Council of Norway received 24 project applications for research funds for building, construction and real estate. NGI’s innovative sustainability project, Green sOil stAbilisation (GOAL), was one of four that was accepted.


 

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.


 

Is global plastic pollution nearing an irreversible tipping point?

Current rates of plastic emissions globally may trigger effects that we will not be able to reverse, argues a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany published on July 2nd in Science. According to the authors, plastic pollution is a global threat, and actions to drastically reduce emissions of plastic to the environment are ”the rational policy response”.


 

Strengthens competence building within geosciences in polar areas

NGI - Norwegian Geotechnical Institute and UNIS – the University Centre in Svalbard have entered into a letter of intent on cooperation. This means a strengthening of the competence building within geosciences in polar studies.

 
 
 
 

Contacts

Øydis Ulrikke Castberg
Press contact
Head of Communication
oydis.castberg@ngi.no
+47 948 03 152
 
 

NGI - On safe ground

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.


 

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