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!



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.


Plastic waste in refugee camps may turn into building materials

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has started a trial project in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya to map the problems of plastic waste. The project will evaluate opportunities for reuse and at the same time contribute to economic growth and employment in the camps and the local communities.


20 Suction bucket jackets successfully installed at Borkum Riffgrund 2

On 30 July 2018, the last of 20 Suction Bucket Jackets (SBJs) was installed at Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore windfarm in the North Sea off the coast of Niedersachsen in Germany. 


Test site on Svalbard moving the boundaries for the use of geotechnology

Climate change and increased activity in northern areas are making knowledge of soil in areas with permafrost more relevant. A newly-established field laboratory on Svalbard will provide unique research opportunities for a long time to come.  



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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.