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!



Contributes to industry standard for environmental sampling

Most places in cities and suburban areas have the requirement to examine the ground for possible contamination prior to any construction is allowed. In June NGI will hold a new round of training courses on environmental sampling to help maintain an industry standard.


Setting the standard

Standards for performing and interpreting laboratory testing of soils and rocks are essential for the safe and secure design of structures and their foundations. Rune Dyvik from NGI contributes to this as a specialist and a member of a number of international committees for standardization. 


Safer schools in earthquake-hit Nepal

On a balmy spring day in 2015, a little before 12 o’clock, a massive earthquake occurred in Nepal. In the days and weeks that followed there were a number of aftershocks, leaving almost 9,000 casualties. Primary schools are now being rebuilt in one of Nepal’s districts, with help from NGI, among others. 


Joining forces for safer carbon storage monitoring

Carbon capture and storage, CCS, is an important part of reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, and reaching international climate goals. A new project lead by NGI will look at the best way to monitor future storage of carbon.


Will find solutions to flood damages

PHUSICOS is a large R&D project which will implement nature-based solutions to reduce the degree of damage caused by natural hazards (floods and landslides) that are associated with extreme weather in rural mountainous areas. The NGI-led consortium of 15 organizations include highly-ranked European research institutions, authorities and practitioners.


Two new directors appointed

After an exciting recruitment process, two strong candidates have accepted our offer to become new directors at NGI. Thomas Langford has taken up his new position as Division Director for Offshore Energy, and Dominik H. Lang will be the new Division Director for Natural Hazards from 1st August. 


Catering for the deepest needs

BP's new deep-water floating production platform, Mad Dog 2, will operate in the Gulf of Mexico. To ensure operation on safe ground on depths of up to 1300 meters, NGI Houston provided specialized laboratory testing and geotechnical design of the platform's anchoring system.


Vikings and cowboys get together in Houston

The first week of May marks the time for the enormous Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas. It also coincides with the annual NGI reception for our friends, clients and partners, sharing the latest news from the industry and exchanging ideas. 


At the World Tunnel Congress in Dubai

Arnstein Aarseth and Karl Gunnar Holter from NGI's Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics section is present in Dubai at the World Tunnel Congress (21-26 May) together with more than 2000 other delegates. 


How safe is it to store waste in abandoned mines on Svalbard?

An abandoned shaft in the Russian coalmine in Barentsburg is being considered for the disposal of regular and hazardous waste. But is it a good or a bad idea? The Governor of Svalbard and the Norwegian Environment Agency asked that question. 



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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.