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News

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!

 

 

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.


 

New tool comes up with landslide measures

More rainfall and more extreme weather increase the risk of landslides. Public servants and planners in Norwegian municipalities are often well aware of the risk factors, but are unsure of what action to take. 


 

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister visit NGI

NGI was to honoured to host a large delegation from Sri Lanka visit NGI, Friday 5th October, led by their Prime Minister and Minister of Fisheries, Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affair. 


 

Structural earthquake engineering design

NORSAR, NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute), RIF (Consulting Engineers’ Association) and Standards Norway offer a course in the use of Eurocode 8 - Design of earthquake resistant structures,  15-16 November 2018.


 

Workshop on quantitative geophysics

In connection with an ongoing R&D project on improved modelling of sand behavior under cyclic loading and optimization of (skirted) foundations in sand, NGI will arrange a workshop on "Porosity estimation from geophysical measurements". 


 

Soft ground may give shaking vibrations

The Norwegian movie SKJELVET ("The shake") has triggered a debate about the likelihood that Oslo can be exposed for an earthquake of such strength that it can result in the destruction of buildings and loss of life. This is highly unlikely, however, parts of Oslo built on soft clay and we have to accept that our buildings vibrate and shake. 


 

Is there a slide threat?

Norway is in the process of change due to the climate. Increased precipitation means greater risk of slush-flows and flooding. It is therefore important to locate where these threats are and establish where it is safe to build and live. 


 

NGI spin-off meets Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway

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.

 
 
 
 

Contacts

Kjell Hauge
Kjell Hauge
Press contact
Head of Communication
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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