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Valuable new knowledge and models of storage risk related to faults in reservoirs

For three years, the FRISK research project has quantified fault-related leakage risks in reservoirs considered for CO2 storage. – FRISK has provided a high level of technical work. To interpret the faults correctly is the cornerstone of everything that comes after, says Richard Tozer, Structural Geologist at TotalEnergies, one of FRISK's industry partners.


NGI-led EU project will digitize the mining industry and ensure increased sustainability

Europe has a growing need for critical raw materials and wants to be more self-sufficient when it comes to supply. But how to extract minerals in the most sustainable way possible? The recently funded innovation action DINAMINE will develop and showcase how innovative solutions and digital technology, such as robots, artificial intelligence, and automation, can make small and medium-sized mines more efficient and sustainable.


Combatting extreme weather with nature-based solutions

World leaders gather yearly at the climate summit to discuss actions that can contribute to the fight against natural disasters and the climate crisis. To support the political discussions, the EU has initiated a series of side events to highlight research, innovation, and activities that will help meet the climate goals in the Paris Agreement.


NGI leads the new ISSMGE technical committee TC222 Geotechnical BIM and DigitalTwins

To increase knowledge and coordinate work NGI – Norwegian Geotechnical Institute has initiated the TC222 Geotechnical committee in the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) focusing on geotechnical Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Twins.


NGI is establishing a geotechnical laboratory in Perth, Australia

NGI has decided to establish a new state-of-the-art geotechnical laboratory in Perth. The laboratory is planned to commence commercial operations from early 2023.


Managing Director at NGI, Lars Andresen, has become a member of the ISSMGE European President's board

The board's main focus will be to further develop the collaboration between geotechnical engineers in Europe during the next four years.


Linking art and research to disseminate knowledge on plastic pollution

Every year, 230,000 tonnes of small plastic pellets end up in the ocean. Some of them have been washed ashore at Huk beach in Oslo. Now the plastic has become photo art and a part of NGI’s research – on how plastic pollution changes nature.


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.



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.