Consulate General Houston - News & Events

Marianne Kah, Chief Economist at ConocoPhillips, presenting at the 5th Norwegian Finance Day in Houston 2015.

On March 2, 2016, the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Houston, in close cooperation with Export Credit Norway, GIEK and DNB, as well as partners INTSOK, Innovation Norway and NACC, is hosting the 6th Norwegian Finance Day at the Norris Conference Center in Houston. Read more

How can the world meet the escalating need and demand for energy, while at the same time producing less CO2 and take care of the environment with cleaner solutions? This was the topic of Charles D. McConnell presentation at the Lunch’n Learn, hosted at Norway House on Thursday January 28. Read more

Consul Dag Steinsvik and Mr. Michael E. Moore after the award ceremony.

“When working to reduce CO2 emissions from energy production, the primary pressure to date has been on coal. Going forward, I believe there will be increased pressure on all other fossil fuels”, Mr. Michael E. Moore said in his presentation at a Lunch’s Learn event at Norway House just before Christmas. Mr. Moore was recently appointed Officer of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by His Majest... Read more

Pumps & Pipes is a multi-disciplinary association founded on core essentials such as education, communication and collaboration, focusing on innovation through transfer of knowledge across the energy, medicine and aerospace industries. Read more

Last weekend, more than two thousand Norwegians and Americans attended the Annual Christmas Bazar at The Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Houston. The smell of freshly baked Christmas treats reached way outside the church building tempting the more than 100 people queuing outside the church on Friday morning, waiting for the doors to open. Read more

“When looking at the Norwegian 200 NOK note, you can learn a lot about our scientific history related to space. Kristian Birkeland used a Terrella, a model earth, to simulate the northern lights. Read more

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and University of Texas (UT) at Austin have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). With this, a valuable framework for cooperation in joint investigations, international projects, scientific exchanges and training of personnel concerning the field of offshore geotechnical engineering, on subjects of mutual interest has been established. Read more

The United States of America has many education institutions that provide high-level higher education for Americans and international students alike. In the school year of 2014/2015, almost 2000 Norwegian students were enrolled in American universities and colleges, including undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as PhDs. Read more

This Breakfast’n Learn will feature Dr. Pål Brekke, Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Space Centre. Read more

ANSA (Association of Norwegian Students Abroad) North America’s annual Careers Fair was hosted at Norway House early October. The fair gathered around 50 Norwegian students from universities and colleges all over the US (and one from Canada), who all came to hear about options for future jobs in Norway and the US. Read more

“Norway and the US: Two Closely allied Nations – Similarities and Differences” was the topic of Norwegian Professor Emeritus Ole Moen’s presentation held at Norway House last week. Read more

Mr. Paulsen and Mr. Senyard. The latter is currently in Norway, participating at Oslo Innovation Week.

TripChamp, a company that has developed a platform finding the best rates for flights, won a pitch competition in Austin last week qualifying them to participate at the event “100 pitches” at Oslo Innovation week. As winner of the pitch competition, TripChamp is considered “the Austin-based Global Tech Startup with greatest promise to scale and succeed in the European Market in 2016”. Read more

The group got to see The International Space Station Flight Control Room, which is still active and in use, and the historic Apollo Era Mission Operations Control Room Floor.

Last week, The Norwegian Consulate General in Houston had the privilege and pleasure of welcoming Deputy Minister of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Lars Jacob Hiim to Houston. Read more

More than 80 people attended the annual, and yet again very successful, shrimp dinner in Pasedina. The event ended with coffee and cake(s), including mouthwatering kransekake and kringle!

For more than 150 years, the Norwegian Seamen’s Church has worked to establish a feeling of belonging and safety for Norwegians abroad. The church builds bridges and provides hospitality, friendship and roots. Today, there are 106 Norwegian Seamen’s Churches worldwide, of which six are located in the US. Three of these are within the district of the Consulate General in Houston: Miami, New... Read more

Mr. Stokes explaining the technical aspects of the Alaska LNG Project in a manner that was comprehensible to everyone in the audience.

The cold north is a hot topic, and arctic activity and policy is relevant as ever before. In his opening remarks of the Lunch’n Learn event August 26, (now former) Consul General Jostein Mykletun summarized the Norwegian approach to Arctic policy as follows: “our goal is to be open, transparent and integrating – and to keep the tension low”. Mr. Edward Stokes, Project Manager for the Alaska LNG... Read more

Photo: Kristoffer Landmark Marø.

In late August the Norwegian Honorary Consul in Mobile, Alabama, Leslie Stuart, invited the Consulate General in Houston for a visit to see the Norwegian Seamen’s Church Cemetery located in Mobile. Read more

Photo: Quy Tran.

“Building Nanotechnology bridges between Norway and Texas” On October 13th Deputy Minister Dilek Ayhan, from the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, opened the second NorTex Nano Summit. The Summit is a direct spin-off from the Transatlantic Science Week, held in Houston in November 2012, and focuses on creating nanotechnology clusters between the participating universities fro... Read more

Taiko, Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA . 
Photo: Commander Harald Vasset .

Flag ceremony to mark operation RECSYR as accomplished as the last ship containing chemical weapons from Syria disembarked in Port Arthur, Texas. Read more

Norwegian hotshot Kyrre Gørvell-Dahl, better know as Kygo, came to Texas in June as a part of his North America summer tour. Read more