Press releases

This page is dedicated to news and press releases from NGI, also published on the online media service platform at Norwegian News Agency (NTB). If you are curious to know more about any of the press releases below, then please do not hesitate to contact us.



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.


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.


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.


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.


Scientists support establishment of international panel on pollution

Nearly 200 researchers from the Norwegian scientific community have signed an open letter supporting the establishment of an International Science-Policy Panel to support action on chemicals, waste and pollution.


NGI is temporarily moving from Ullevål to Nydalen

NGI, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, is planning to build a research and business campus at its site at Sognsveien 72 in Oslo. The temporary address from 28 February 2022 is Sandakerveien 140.


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.


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.


NGI will contribute cutting-edge expertise on offshore wind in a new research centre

The application to establish a research centre for environmentally friendly energy, the Norwegian Research Centre on Wind Energy (NorthWind), received the thumbs up today from the Research Council. Over the next eight years, the centre will receive NOK 120 million for research and innovation that can make wind power cheaper, more cost-effective and more sustainable.



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.