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Here you will find stories, news and press releases from NGI. Read more about some of our many projects around the Globe. If you would like to know more, then please do not hesitate to contact us!

 

 

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! 


 

Have a safe Easter in the mountains

The snow glitters in the sun, the skiing is good and the peaks call. You have to make the trip today, because tomorrow has a bad weather forecast. Some days the avalanche hazard is high. This year, avalanches in Norway have caused many casualties. Today the weather is nice – but are you safe?


 

PhD course in geodynamics with NTNU

Together with the geotechnical engineering group at NTNU, NGI is arranging a PhD course in geodynamics. The course provides the necessary background for estimating the dynamic response of foundations and vibrations in soils.


 

Risk management tools for ground construction work

Damage to neighbouring buildings caused by ground work can lead to additional costs and disputes. A new tool is now being launched to provide better risk management in construction projects. 


 

Increased avalanche risk with warmer climate

We hear a lot about climate change, that it is dangerous and that something needs to be done, but what really happens when the climate gets warmer?


 

At Sediments Conference in New Orleans

NGI's Espen Eek will be one of the instructors at the short course on "Capping Design" at Batelle's 2019 Sediment Conference in New Orleans 11-14 February.


 

Blasting to ensure values

In November 2018 NGI conducted an unusual mission in cooperation with Multiconsult and Solør Vgs. (High School). Two houses were blown up in the air in an attempt to determine sustainable levels of vibration.

 
 
 
 

Contacts

Kjell Hauge
Kjell Hauge
Press contact
Senior Communication Advisor
kjell.hauge@ngi.no
+47 934 49 533
 
 

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.


 

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