Centre for Geophysical Forecasting



Aker BP is a fully-fledged E&P company with exploration, development and production activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Measured in production, Aker BP is one of the largest independent oil companies in Europe. Aker BP is the operator of Alvheim, Ivar Aasen, Skarv, Valhall, Hod, Ula and Tambar, partner in the Johan Sverdrup field and has a total of 141 licenses, including non-operated licenses. Aker BP is headquartered at Fornebu close to Oslo. The company also has offices in Harstad, Sandnessjøen, Stavanger and Trondheim.


Alcatel Submarine Networks Norway AS, ASN Norway, has been working with fibre optic sensor systems for more than 30 years. In the last decade this has focused on a seabed seismic system for Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM), the Optowave system. The Optowave system has been installed in several large oil fields in the North Sea to increase oil recovery. This year ASN is introducing the OptoDAS interrogator unit, an advanced interrogation system for distributed acoustic sensing with very low noise and long range. This sensing technology enables a wide range of monitoring applications both subsea and onshore utilizing special sensor cables or taking advantage of the fibre optic communication infrastructure already installed across oceans, fjords, along roads and railways. Potential applications include characterization of the sub surface, geohazard detection (earthquakes, rockslides, landslides) and integrity monitoring of infrastructure such as railways, tunnels, bridges, power cables and the fibre optic cable itself. 

Bane NOR

Bane NOR is a state-owned enterprise responsible for the national railway infrastructure.  Bane NOR's purpose is to provide accessible railway infrastructure and efficient and user-friendly services, including hub and freight terminal development.  Bane NOR is responsible for planning, development, management, operation and maintenance of the national railway network, traffic management and management and development of railway property. Bane NOR has the operational coordination responsibility for safety work and operational responsibility for coordination of emergency preparedness and crisis management.

Bane NOR has about 3,400 employees and is headquartered in Oslo.  Bane NOR SF is 100 per cent owned by the state and is subject to the Ministry of Transport and Communications. 


CGG is a global technology and HPC leader that provides data, products, services and solutions in Earth science, data science, sensing and monitoring. Our unique portfolio supports our clients in efficiently and responsibly solving complex digital, energy transition, natural resource, environmental, and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future. CGG employs around 3,300 people worldwide

Digital Geologi

Digital Geologi AS builds a geological understanding of rock parameters and loose materials in time and space. This understanding will, together with relevant data, be used to construct a full-scale geological model in 3D / 4D using tools and methods developed for oil exploration / development.

The model predicts the distribution of rocks, cracks and fault zones as well as the distribution of loose material types such as sand, clay, quick clay and similar properties in time and space. The models are established on all scales, from area mapping of quick clay to geotechnical calculations in construction pits.

Applications range from deep to rock, distribution of quick clay, settlement problems, hydrogeology / groundwater, environmental geology, spatial planning, avalanche danger, infrastructure planning, tunnel planning etc.


Equinor is a broad energy company with a proud history. We are 21,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We’re the largest operator in Norway, one of the world’s largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability and our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, we’re shaping the future of energy.  Equinor’s strong technology base and ability to apply new technologies, constitute a competitive advantage. Each year, Equinor spends around NOK 2.8 billion on research and technology development, split approx. 50/50 between internal and external activities. More than 20 percent of these funds go to support research on new energy solutions and energy efficiency.


JAMSTEC, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology has been engaged in a variety of research and development activities as one of Japan’s research institutes covering a broad spectrum of marine science and technology.  

In response to new policy initiatives and various changes in circumstances surrounding the ocean, as part of the JAMSTEC vision, we envision that our country will become an entirely ocean-based nation in the future. We have focused our mission on supporting our society in achieving this goal, through developing new scientific and technological capabilities which contribute to the sustainable development, and responsible maintenance, of a peaceful and fulfilling global society.

In order to accomplish this mission, JAMSTEC will take on the challenge to develop an integrated and comprehensive understanding of the Ocean, Earth, and Life and the pursuit of ever-advanced theories to open new paradigms of research.


TGS’s vision is to deliver High-Quality Data and Insights to Power the Future of Energy across the energy mix.  TGS engages their core geoscience expertise to create subsurface insights that empower the energy industry to make the best data-driven decisions.

TGS employs nearly 1,000 employees, with their corporate headquarters in Oslo, Norway, and operational headquarters in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. TGS's other main offices are in the UK, Brazil and Perth, with additional employees located in other cities around the globe. TGS stock is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange and is part of the OBX Index of the 25 most liquid shares on the exchange.


Norsar is is an internationally recognized and independent research foundation. We are specialists in seismology and seismic monitoring. NORSAR's core competence is seismology and applied geophysics. We carry out research and consultancy projects related to these subject areas all over the world. In continuation of the work, we develop software solutions for use in research and industry. Over the past 50 years, our research has contributed to cutting-edge methods in automatic data analysis and seismological analysis. We work tirelessly with new ideas and further development of our expertise. This is how we promote geoscientific research for the benefit of Norwegian society and for customers all over the world. We use our expertise to solve a wide range of tasks. We are responsible for the operation of the Norwegian part of one of the world's most advanced monitoring facilities, the sensor network of the CTBTO. We use it to listen for earthquakes and possible nuclear test explosions.


NPRA is the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, an administrative body and a service provider under the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Norway. NPRA carries out its social mission as a client, government agency and professional body. We follow current guidelines and initiatives for road owners, e.g. objectives in the National Transport Plan and current strategies for social mobility, security, digitization and R&D. In the SFI Center for Geophysical Forecasting, we will be a public user partner and participate in relevant work packages regarding landslides on roads. Through technology development and geophysical instrumentation for natural hazard purposes, we want to establish tools and working methods to improve the decision basis when handling landslide hazards. We want to strengthen the role as a professional road owner and our assistance to other road owners through sectoral responsibility for social safety (new Road Act § 10). We want to contribute to develop the supplier industry by highlighting needs and through supporting tests and field demonstrations.


NVE is the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, founded in 1921 under the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and is responsible for managing the country's water and energy resources. NVE also handles the state's administrative tasks within landslide prevention. NVE shall ensure a comprehensive and environmentally friendly management of watercourses, promote efficient power sales, cost-effective energy systems and contribute to efficient energy use. NVE will also make society better equipped to handle the danger of floods and landslides and is central in the preparedness for landslides, floods and accidents in watercourses.


Shearwater GeoServices is the world’s leading provider of marine geophysical services. Our business activities include marine seismic acquisition, processing & imaging services and geophysical software. We conduct extensive research and engineering in the broad area of geophysics and develop state of the art instrumentation aimed at improving the understanding of the earth’s subsurface. We recognize that our solutions and experience from the oil & gas industry, combined with our R&E expertise will be instrumental towards new solutions in the broader area of geophysics.

Our vision is to be the marine geophysical contractor of choice by capitalising on our powerful acquisition capabilities, our 21st century processing technology and our experienced staff. Our commitment to geophysics and focus on new technology will facilitate solutions towards achieving the goals of a carbon-neutral society.


Sikt is the knowledge sector’s ICT infrastructure company in Norway. We develop and manage the digital foundation for research and education in Norway.  This foundation consists, among other things, of the National Research and Education Network — NREN — a powerful and secure national network that also connects users in the knowledge sector with international research networks.

Sikt is also the supplier of the national login solution Feide, wireless network access via eduroam, as well as a number of cybersecurity services and digital campus solutions. Our services are in use by several hundred thousand people in the knowledge sector every single day.

Sikt is a state-run corporation; as an infrastructure company, it is also a strategic and advisory partner in the digitalization of the Norwegian knowledge sector.  We have offices in Teknobyen, in the Trondheim city centre.

Our core values are curiosity, enthusiasm and customer-friendliness.


Tampnet  was established in 2001 by Statoil as owners and operators of the fiberoptic cables connecting Statoil oil and gas platforms in the North-sea. In 2010 Tampnet was sold from Statoil and has expanded heavily since then. Tampnet now offers data and telecom services based on fiberoptic connections, microwave links and mobile technologies. Revenue is now larger than 800 MNOK, the company forming the largest offshore high capacity communication network in the world, operating in the North-sea and Gulf of Mexico. More than 350 offshore installations are now covered with Tampnet data and telecom services. Additionally Tampnet deliver international data-connectivity services through its North-sea based fibre optical network and offers the lowest latency route out of Norway.