NGU is the national institution for knowledge on bedrock, mineral resources, surficial deposits and groundwater.
The Geological Survey of Norway is the country's central institute for the collection, processing and distribution of information on the bedrock geology, superficial deposits, mineral resources and groundwater of mainland Norway.
NGU is a government agency under the administration of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. NGU currently has 220 employees and an annual turnover of NOK 185 million. The agency also has its own public geoscience library.