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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.


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.


Obituary – Elmo DiBiagio (1931-2021)

An outstanding member of the NGI family has gone. Elmo Lawrence DiBiagio passed away on Sunday 16 May 2021 in Oslo, at the age of 89. For NGI and the international scientific community in field instrumentation and performance monitoring, Elmo was a rock and a guiding light.


Establishing a plastics recycling plant in a refugee camp in Ethiopia

In the Melkadida refugee camp in Ethiopia, several tonnes of plastic waste are accumulated every month. NGI is heading a project in which a recycling plant will ensure that the waste is converted into products that can be sold on the local market.


Looking for geotechnicians and engineering geologists

Do you love science? Do you enjoy challenges and a varied job that uses new technology? Is it important to you that your job should be useful to society? Then you should consider studies in geotechnics or engineering geology. You will have a good chance of getting a job, and there are lots of development opportunities.



Øydis Ulrikke Castberg
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Head of Communication
+47 948 03 152

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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.