Satellite measurements provide safer E18-construction
Data from InSAR satellite measurements will be used to monitor the construction of the E18 west of Oslo. Movements and ground displacements will be registered with millimetre precision before, during and after the construction work. This marks the first time that the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (SVV) is using InSAR measurements to monitor displacements on a major road project in Norway.
Safeguarding future water supplies
How do you make sure that critical water supplies are not disrupted in the future? That was the overriding purpose when NGI was summoned to map rockfall inside the nearly 4 km long raw water tunnel of Nedre Romerike Vannverk IKS; the waterworks outside Lillestrøm, about 25 km north-east of Oslo. In addition NGI was asked to recommend measures to protect the water tunnel from future incidents.
Toxins in Tyrifjorden - where do they come from?
In 2014 and 2015 the Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA) found that PFOS levels in fish from lake Tyrifjorden were respectively 20 and 45 times higher on average than in fish from the lakes Mjøsa and Randsfjorden. The NEA has therefore initiated a project to detect the emission sources.
New opportunity in the US
After 14 years of operation, NGI Houston is expanding into other market areas in the US by acquiring an advanced soils laboratory in Houston.
The Q-system tunneling app ready for download
For the world's engineering geologists: The Q-system app from NGI is now available for free downloading. The purpose is to simplify rock mass classification for tunneling and underground excavations.
"Couldn't have managed without the avalanche warnings"
Today, NGI opens this winter’s season for daily avalanche warnings to the public and private sector in avalanche prone areas all over Norway. NGI, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, covers local and regional snow and avalanche information and distributes daily status reports and warnings to local communities and enterprises in the transport, energy and construction sector.
New App simplifies tunneling
NGI’s App for the Q-system is launched on Friday 27th November 2015, at the annual Norwegian Rock Mechanics Day. The purpose of the App is to simplify rock mass classification for tunneling and underground excavations. The target group is engineering geologists all over the world.
MoU between the University of Texas at Austin and NGI
The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and the University of Texas (UT) at Austin signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday November 10th, 2015, related to scientific cooperation and exchange.
Indian Railways to Norway to learn tunneling technology
A group of 20 engineers and officers from Indian Railways recently visited NGI in Oslo for training in Norwegian Tunneling Technology.
Mariner jacket safely transferred to barge
The jacket structure for the platform at Statoil's Mariner-field in the UK sector of the North Sea was safely transferred to the towing barge at the yard in Cadiz at the southern coast of Spain on the 25th of July. The operation is documented on a timelapse video. NGI was in the project from the start, performing geotechnical FEED for the pile and mudmat design.
Sri Lankan drinking water heavily contaminated, concludes NGI
For many inhabitants in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, the quest for clean water has made every day life difficult. The water in the area’s open wells has been polluted and foul looking. Locals and environmentalists have complained to the authorities, leading to various investigations and the closure of a power station accused of causing oil leaks. However, there was no oil in the wells, concludes NGI.
NGI presented first global tsunami risk map at UN conference
NGI, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, has contributed to the first tsunami risk analysis towards the world’s coastal populations and infrastructures. The new risk analysis was recently presented at a United Nations conference on global disasters and risk reduction, held in Japan.