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Risk and lack of knowledge about ground conditions is a recurring theme in ground work projects, and can be a contributing factor to projects experiencing financial overruns when it turns out that the ground conditions were not quite as assumed. New technology now makes it easier to reduce and communicate this uncertainty.
Research published in the journal Science has shown that lockdown measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 led to a 50% reduction in seismic noise observed around the world in early to mid 2020.
When the Corona-crisis hit Norway, the country almost ground to a halt. We saw this clearly in pictures of empty streets and in lay-offs. But we also saw it elsewhere. The Earth moved measurably less when we started staying at home and distancing.
The authorities have taken steps to limit the spread of the corona virus in society. At NGI we take heed of this and follow their advice and measures. We also maintain operational status of our laboratories in Oslo and Houston. Our goal is to carry through tasks for our clients as far as possible.
Catalina Cardona is President of NGI Houston. She started in her new position from 1st January 2020.
On 11 February, NGI held a workshop for the reference group that is part of the research project PFOSlo. The aim of the project is to look at the effects the poly- and perfluorinated substances (PFAS) have on the environment and human health.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has awarded the team of NGI and SAND Geophysics a project to develop a ground model for the 120 km2 Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden Wind Farm Zone (TNWWFZ).
NGI is very pleased to announce that Zack Westgate has joined the team to lead our activities within the rapidly-growing USA offshore wind market.
NGI's Amy Oen was invited to attend "NBS Momentum" day ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York on September 23. She was there as a representative of one of the European Research and Innovation Framework Programme projects on nature-based solutions.
Audun Hauge is appointed as acting President for NGI Houston from 1st September 2019 after Victor Taboada informed the The Board of Directors for NGI Houston that he will resign his position as President.
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.