They are about to bewitch China with “geotechnology” that no one had thought of, but it all began by chance, with a love story

March 10th, 2020 10. March 2020

Technology that can scan for the risk of landslides from the air can save developers a lot of expense. Though if EMerald Geomodelling’s founder, Andi Pfaffhuber, hadn’t happened to fall in love, nothing might have come of it.


Geoscanning the new E18 highway for Nye Veier

February 17th, 2020 17. February 2020

In a commission for Nye Veier, EMerald Geomodelling and SkyTEM Surveys will be mapping the ground conditions in connection with the design of the new E18 highway southeast in Norway.

Three stretches of road amounting to a total of around 52 kilometres are scheduled to be geoscanned by helicopter: Langangen to Rugtvedt, Dørdal to Tvedestrand and Arendal to Grimstad.  


Ronny Liverød has joined us as VP Business Development

February 6th, 2020 6. February 2020

We are thrilled to have Ronny Liverød on the team as VP Business Development!

– I am looking forward to spreading the word about EMerald Geomodelling’s ingenious and innovative technique to the world, says Ronny Liverød. As business development manager, he is the one who will have the customer contact and develop both the Norwegian and the international market.


EMerald Geomodelling becomes an independent, innovation company

November 19th, 2019 19. November 2019

The newly established company EMerald Geomodelling will, in the next few years, work to enable smarter resource utilization in public and private sector when planning infrastructure.

The innovation company is based on several years of research at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). By combining geoscanning with machine learning, the innovative company wants to help solve major challenges in infrastructure projects in the coming years.


Using helicopters and electromagnetism: Reducing drilling along the new E6

October 2nd, 2019 2. October 2019

From a grass-covered field in Stjørdal, a helicopter lifts off. Below it hangs a hexagonal structure measuring 342 m2 that weighs 700 kg. After a few days of flying a total of 30 km2 of new alignments of the E6 in Trøndelag will be covered: 20 km2 between Ulsberg and Kvål, and 10 km2 between Kvithammar and Åsen.


Artificial Intelligence in Geo-Engineering

September 28th, 2019 28. September 2019

EMerald Geomodelling’s Co-Founder and VP Technology Craig W. Christensen will be a panel member for a roundtable at the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering. The topic at hand: how has AI and machine learning impacted our industry, and what’s the future ahead?


AI for efficient geotechnical soil investigations

August 22nd, 2019 22. August 2019

During the 17thEuropean Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik, Iceland, we give insight into the inner workings of integrated soil investigations programs based on integrating geotechnical and geophysical data with machine learning.


Nye Veier does ground investigations from the air

July 30th, 2019 30. July 2019

Nye Veier has begun using a new, cost-effective method for surveying the subsurface where roads and tunnels are to be built

Nye Veier is underway with five large road projects along the E6 highway in Trøndelag. This is the first time that Nye Veier is using geoskanning in their preparatory work. By using a helicopter and a measurement frame hanging 35 metres under the helicopter that sends electromagnetic signals into the ground, it is possible to map both the thickness and type of sediments and rock in a completely new and more rational way than usual.


Using NGI innovation for gigantic Indian road project

May 30th, 2019 30. May 2019

National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL) aims to secure some of the most dangerous transportation routes between central parts of India and the Kashmir region. To solve these enormous challenges, they have engaged EMerald Geomodelling, through NGI.


NGI spin-off meets Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway

September 6th, 2018 6. September 2018

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.