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NGI News

Big stories, small stories, great adventures and minor break-throughs. Here you will find news and stories from NGI around the Globe. Want to know more? Do not hesitate to contact us!



Strengthening our team in US offshore wind

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. 


At the UN Climate Summit in New York

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. 


New President for NGI Houston

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. 


Active at the 17th ECSMGE in Reykjavik

17th ECSMGE - European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering – is held in Reykjavik 2-6 September. NGI will have more than 30 representatives presenting papers and representing NGI at their exhibition stand.


Hazardous Substances for breakfast?

Careful, maybe there's not just coffee in your cup as you read this. Coffee might be brewed in water containing undesirable substances.


Climate adaptation in an uncertain future

Climate change becomes ever more evident. With it comes increased risk of injury and damages in extreme weather situations. Research provides better forecasts on the effects of climate change. It makes us more adaptable, but for what future?


Where is all the plastic?

300 million tons of plastic is produced globally every year and production is on the increase. More than 8 million tons of plastic ends up in the sea. Only a fraction of this is found on the surface.


Presenting climate adaptation measures

How to develop infrastructure for future climate change? Larvik municipality in Norway is a pioneer using practical climate adaptation tools for the development of a new neighbourhood. This is a result of involvement and interaction between researchers, practitioners and policy makers, a central part of the EVOKED research project. 


Testing Norwegian tunnelling technology in India

National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL) aims to secure some of the most dangerous traffic routes between central parts of India and the Kashmir region. To solve these enormous challenges, they have engaged NGI as an advisor to introduce Norwegian tunnelling technology. 


Active at OTC in Houston

As usual, NGI is leading the way at the annual OTC in Houston 6-9th May. Our specialists contribute on a total of 11 scientific papers. On Wednesday, May 8, NGI will hold its traditional reception for our friends, clients and partners, this time at the Houston Zoo! 



Kjell Hauge
Kjell Hauge
Press contact
Head of Communication
+47 934 49 533

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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.