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



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.


Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

We thank all our clients and partners for a prosperous year, and wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. NGI’s Christmas charity gift for 2019, like last year, goes to Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Norway. 


Workshop on Machine Learning in geoscience

A workshop on application of machine learning (ML) techniques in geoscience was held at NGI on 22nd October 2018. Around forty geotechnical professionals and IT experts attended the workshop, which was held under the auspices of Norwegian Geotechnical Society and the ISSMGE, TC309.


Best practices for environmental lab work

ECVET – Lab Guide of Best Practices, Environmental Management in Labs has been developed under an ERASMUS + project. NGI's environmental laboratory was one of 34 international participants who worked together to create this guide.


EMerald Geomodelling - an NGI innovation in the making

In partnership with Kjeller Innovation and supported by the Research Council Norway FORNY2020 program, NGI is currently establishing a technology spin off that aims to reduce cost and time for ground investigations in complicated, large-scale infrastructure developments in Norway.


CO2 solutions discussed in Melbourne

Norwegian professionals had a pivotal role when world authorities on the capture and storage of CO2 met in Melbourne, Australia, 21st – 26th October 2018.



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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.