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Norwegian Geo-Test Sites

Norwegian Geo-Test Sites

Publisert 12. april 2017

The goal is develop five national Geo-Test Sites as field laboratory for testing and verifying innovative soil investigation, foundation methods and solutions.

Norwegian GeoTest Sites

The NGTS research consortium is led by NGI and includes NTNU, SINTEF/UNIS and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. The test sites will be used as field laboratories for development, testing and verification of new innovative methods for site investigations and testing procedures. The five test sites have been chosen as representative for specific soil types which include:

  • soft clay
  • quick clay
  • silt
  • sand
  • permafrost (frozen soil)

Due to the growing interest for construction and energy solutions in arctic conditions, one of the test sites will be established in permafrost, where soil sampling, in-situ testing and laboratory investigations of frozen soil material are very challenging.

Project partners

  • NGI
  • NTNU
  • SINTEF
  • UNIS
  • Statens vegvesen

Type of project: Advanced Scientific Facilities

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Prosjektvarighet

2016 - 2019