Field Trip 6: Shearwater and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) Technology Centers

Field Trip 1

Field Trip 1



Friday 14 June 2024 09:00 – 14:00


NGI facilities will be the opportunity to witness geotechnical testing that can measure behavior of geomaterials when subjected to the loads that come from planned constructions such as buildings, roads, tunnels, platforms, and the like.

The Shearwater Technology and Innovation Center will guide you to the development of products to be used in geophysical data acquisition.

Intro to Geophysical Product Development.

  • Topics: Requirements, system design, engineering, and manufacturing.


Systems involved to acquire a set of geophysical data.

  • Topics: what do you need to acquire seismic data.


How we test and validate new products.

  • Topics: Small scale and large-scale system tests.


The visit will be in a theatre with possible lab visits.

Field Trip Leaders

  • Svein Arne Frivik (Shearwater)
  • Maarten Vanneste (NGI)
  • Thomas Elboth (Shearwater)

Health and Safety Requirements

Walking tours are short and accessible to everyone of average fitness. Both locations are at a beach close to the sea. Attendees are recommended to wear hiking shoes or good walking shoes. There could be possibility for swimming in Nesodden but is on your own risk

Route Information – Group A

Route Information – Group B


All time in CEST

TimeGroup A (20 people)
9:00 - 9:20Travel to Shearwater in Høvik
9:20 - 10:20Visit to Shearwater Labs
10:30 – 11:00Travel to NGI in Nydalen
11:00 - 12:00 Visit to NGI labs
12:10 - 12:30Travel to restaurant
TimeGroup B (20 people)
9:00 - 9:20Travel to NGI in Nydalen
9:20 - 10:20Visit to NGI labs
10:30 – 11:00Travel to Shearwater in Høvik
11:00 - 12:00 Visit to Shearwater Labs
12:10 - 12:30Travel to restaurant
12:30 – 14:00Lunch at restaurant (TBD)

Meeting Point

Pick up and drop off point: in front of Hall A of Messe Wien (marked in red on the map).

Kindly remember to:

  • Bring your delegate badge.
  • Be at the meeting point at least 20 mins before departure.
EAGE Annual 2023 - Fieldtrip Meeting Point - Hall A