NGI has for many years worked actively within risk analysis and management, as well as in traditional geoscientific engineering, in assessing natural hazards and to safeguard nature's adaptation to climate change. NGI's risk work is carried out on a broad front; from the development of new methodology for quantifying risk to traditional risk-mapping methods; from risk assessments of large offshore structures to assistance in climate-related ROS for Norwegian municipalities; from large international research projects to minor issues in specific situations; from clear cut risk analyses for proposals for risk mitigation measures.

NGI works with risk and vulnerability within these disciplines:

  • Natural hazards such as avalanches, floods, tsunamis
  • Geotechnical engineering on land
  • Geotechnical engineering offshore
  • Dam assessments
  • Environmental engineering
  • Climate change and impact on natural hazards

NGI offers services within risk and vulnerability such as:

  • Probabilistic methods for geotechnical analyses.
  • Avalanche and tsunami evaluation.
  • Risk-mapping using GIS tools.
  • Vulnerability and consequence evaluations within specific fields.
  • Risk and vulnerability analysis, including comprehensive Risk and vulnerability¬†analyses for Norwegian municipalities, Risk and vulnerability¬†analysis of dams and analysis of project risk.
  • Risk management and mitigation measures.

Research and development

  • NGI's research within risk-related topics falls into four categories:
  • EU funded projects within natural hazards and environment.
  • The Research Council of Norway, (NFR), funded projects within natural hazards, land-based geotechnics and environment.
  • Industry-funded projects in offshore foundations.
  • Self-funded research.