About NGU

NGU has 200 employees and head offices located in Trondheim, Norway. Photo: NGU - Geir Mogen
NGU is Norway’s geological survey. We map national geology, and disseminate and present data in order to meet society’s needs for basic geological knowledge. NGU is owned by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. Our mission and activity are designed to stimulate added value and sustainable economic growth. NGU's headquarters are situated in Trondheim, and our 200 employees form a highly international workplace environment.

In 2020, NGU had an annual budget of 266 million NOK, which includes a 196 million state grant from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. The remainder was derived externally through cost-sharing partnerships and contractual agreements.

As a government agency, NGU follows the code of ethics set out for all government agencies.