Network of Arctic Research and Projects

Network of Arctic Research and Projects

  • Jon Thorvaldur Heidarsson Assistant Professor, School of Business and Science at University of Akureyri
    jthh [AT] unak [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • MS in economics at University of Iceland, 2004
    Topic / Field:
    Economics, Natural Resources
    Main Interests:
    • Transportation research
    • IRR of road projects, expecially road tunnels
    • Energy matters, green energy, expecially hydropower
    • Housing
    • Rural economy
    Institute:
    University of Akureyri
  • Kristin Astgeirsdottir Director of the Centre for Gender Equality
    kristin [AT] jafnretti [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Topic / Field:
    Gender Issues
    Main Interests:
    • Gender Equality in the Arctic
    Institute:
    The Centre for Gender Equality
  • Kristinn Schram Assistant Professor in Folklore and museum studies, University of Iceland
    khschram [AT] hi [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • PhD in Ethnology
    Topic / Field:
    Human Development, Politics, Social Impacts
    Main Interests:
    • Mobility, transnational communication and representation of national, cultural and gender identities
    • Arctic discourses, their practice and relationship in policy-making, society and culture in the North.

    Arctic Research

    Bibliography from Academia can be found here

    Institute:
    University of Iceland
    :
    https://www.facebook.com/Centre.for.Arctic.Policy.Studies?fref=ts
    :
    https://twitter.com/caps_staff
    :
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/activities/kristinn-schram+0_0vRBGiwWkAzSiER2oFzd2x?trk=prof-0-sb-rcnt-act-link
  • Kristjan Kristjansson Executive Director of Quality at Reykjavík University
    kk [AT] ru [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • Ph.D. in Insect pollination of cultivated crop plants, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark, 1989
    Main Interests:
    • Arctic Research Collaboration
    • Arctic Research Education at University Level
    • Nordic Arctic Research Collaboration
    • International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
    • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
    • Funding of Arctic Research

    Arctic Research

    Curriculum Vitae and Bibliography is here

    Institute:
    Reykjavik University
  • Magdalena Tomasik
    magdalena [DOT] tomasik [AT] hotmail [DOT] com
    Polland
    Education:
    • Diploma Polar Law, University of Akureyri (2009 - 2011)
    • M.LL Law, University of Rzeszów (2005 - 2010)
    Topic / Field:
    Polar Law, Politics, Project Management
    Main Interests:
    • Science and Project Management
    • EU Law
    • Commercial Law
    • Maritime Law
    • Polar Law
    • Geopolitics
    :
    https://www.linkedin.com/pub/magdalena-tomasik/86/363/b39
  • Margret Cela Project Manager, Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, University of Iceland.
    mcela [AT] hi [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • PhD candidate in International Relations, University of Lapland
    • MA in International Relations, University of Iceland
    • BA in Political Science, University of Iceland.
    Topic / Field:
    Climate and Environment, Climate Change, Human Development, Natural Resources, Politics, Search & Rescue, Social Sciences, Sustainability
    Main Interests:
    • Safety and Security in the Arctic
    • Politics in the Arctic
    • Small States
    • West Nordic Region
    • Sustainability and Societies in the Arctic.

    Arctic Research

    Bibliography can be found here

    Institute:
    Centre for Arctic Policy Studies
  • Marta Einarsdottir Researcher of University of Akureyri Research Centre
    martaeinars [AT] unak [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • Ph.D. in Education, focusing on women’s adult education in Mozambique, University of East Anglia, UK, 2013
    Topic / Field:
    Gender Issues
    Main Interests:
    • Gender Issues and Equality in general
    • Gender and Education in Developing Countries
    • Literacy and Adult Education
    • Narrative and Ethnography as methods of gathering and analyzing data
    • Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD
    Institute:
    University of Akureyri Research Centre
  • Monika Margret Stefansdottir Specialist
    monikamargret [AT] gmail [DOT] com
    Iceland
    Education:
    • MA. in Polar Law, University of Akureyri, 2013
    Topic / Field:
    Climate and Environment, Climate Change, Economics, Human Development, Natural Resources, Polar Law, Social Sciences, Sustainability
    Main Interests:
    • Social and Economic Development in the North
    • Natural Resource Extraction
    • Extractive Industries in the Arctic - Large Scale Projects in Greenland and Iceland
    • Legal issues in the Arctic
    • Polar Law
  • Niels Einarsson Director at Stefansson Arctic Institute
    ne [AT] svs [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • PhD, Department of Cultural Anthropology, University of Uppsala.
    Topic / Field:
    Climate and Environment, Climate Change, Fisheries, Social Sciences, Sustainability
    Main Interests:
    • Northern environmental anthropology
    • Circumpolar sustainability and human development issues
    • Social and environmental impacts of fishery management
    • Whale watching, whaling and changes in worldviews in Iceland
    • Resilience, social capital and dynamics in fishing communities
    • Arctic/North Atlantic marine mammal concervation controversies
    • Nature perceptions, ideologies and environmental groups
    • Social adaptation to climate change
    Institute:
    Stefansson Arctic Institute
  • Oddur Sigurdsson Retired geologist
    oddur [AT] vedur [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • fil. kand. from University of Uppsala Sweden 1969
    Topic / Field:
    Glaciology
    Main Interests:
    • Glacier fluctuations
    • Glacier history
    Institute:
    Icelandic Meteorological Office
  • Rachael Lorna Johnstone Professor, Faculty of Law at the University of Akureyri
    rlj [AT] unak [DOT] is
    Education:
    • Master of Polar Law (M.A.), University of Akureyri, Iceland, 2014
    • Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), University of Toronto, Canada, 2004
    • Masters in Law (LL.M.), European Academy of Legal Theory, 2000
    • Bachelors in Law (LL.B.(Hons), University of Glasgow, 1999
    Topic / Field:
    Climate and Environment, Climate Change, Polar Law, Search & Rescue, Sustainability
    Main Interests:
    • International Law
    • Polar Law
    • Human Rights Law
    • International Environmental Law
    • Offshore Oil and Gas

    Arctic Research

    Academia webpage is here

    Institute:
    University of Akureyri
  • Rannveig Bjornsdottir Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resource Sciences at University of Akureyri, Research Group Leader at Matis Ltd. - Aquaculture & Production
    rannveig [AT] unak [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Iceland, Department of Medicine, 2010
    Topic / Field:
    Natural Resources, Sustainability
    Main Interests:
    • Immunology and microbiology of fish – emphasis on stimulation of innate immune parameters
    • Probiotics, prebiotics and bioactive components for improved success in aquaculture
    • Marine microalgae from Icelandic waters – utilization in feed for fish, cosmetics etc.
    • Sustainable utilization of natural resources – research, development and innovation

    Arctic Research

    Bibliography at University of Akureyri here
    Bibliography at Matis here.
    Institute:
    University of Akureyri
  • Siggeir Stefansson Production Manager at Ísfélag Vestmannaeyja- located in Thorshöfn, Local Government in Langanesbyggð in East Iceland
    siggeir [AT] isfelag [DOT] is
    Iceland
  • Sigrun Sigurdardottir Lecturer in Health Sciences at the University of Akureyri
    sigrunsig [AT] unak [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • PhD. Cand in Nursing, University of Iceland, 2012
    • Master of Science (MSc) in Health Science, University of Akureyri, 2007.
    Topic / Field:
    Health and Wellbeing
    Main Interests:
    • Cild Sexual abuse, consequences for health and well-being
    • Psychological trauma and health
    • Violence, concequences and treatment
    • Multi-disciplinary therapy for people suffering violence
    • Alternative therapy in nursing
    • Qualitative research, phenomenology

    Arctic Research

    Bibliography is here

    Institute:
    University of Akureyri
    :
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/sigrunsiggaboga
    :
    https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=265306708&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
    RG:
    http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sigrun_Sigurdardottir
  • Soffia Gudmundsdottir Executive Secretary for PAME, Arctic Council working group
    soffia [AT] pame [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • MBA, Said Business School, University of Oxford, England, 1999
    • M.S. in Environmental Engineering and Science, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, 1993
    Main Interests:
    • Manage the PAME Working Group of the Arctic Council including its strategic direction, and coordination and administration of international cooperation
    • Direct, coordinate and supervise the work of PAME relevant to its work plan and Ministerial mandates (policy development and strategic planning)
    • manage the preparation of meetings within and outside that Arctic Council (background papers, documentation, progress reports and evaluation reports to ambassadors and ministers) and maintain/update the PAME homepage
    • Communicate and collaborate with other regional seas bodies and with the UNEP Regional Seas Programme, and various sectors and stakeholders of benefit in forwarding the PAME work plan
    • Develop and promote regional and international relations with UNEP, EU and the Nordic Council as it related to advances in policy measures in protecting the marine environment
    • Establish and maintain networks with other relevant organizations and interested parties on PAME related issues.
    Institute:
    PAME
  • Steingrimur Jonsson Professor at the University of Akureyri, Scientist at the Marine Research Institute's branch in Akureyri
    steing [AT] unak [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • Dr. scient. Physical oceanography, University of Bergen, Norway, 1990
    Topic / Field:
    Climate Change, Oceanography (Marine Research)
    Main Interests:
    • General oceanography of the seas around Iceland
    • The effect of ocean conditions on biological resources
    • Climate variability and their effects
    • Ocean currents around Iceland and their variability
    • Oceanography of Icelandic fjords

    Arctic Research

    Bibliography at the University of Akureyri can be found here here.
    Bibliography at the Marine Research Institute can be found here here.

    Institute:
    University of Akureyri
    :
    http://is.linkedin.com/pub/steingrimur-jonsson/41/166/aba
    RG:
    http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Steingrimur_Jonsson
  • Thorbjorg Holmgeirsdottir Geological Engineer at Mannvit
    thh [AT] mannvit [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • M.Sc. in Geological Engineering, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, 1993
    Topic / Field:
    Natural Resources, Sustainability
    Main Interests:

    Construction aggregates:

    • Properties
    • Testing and quality assessment
    • Production
    • Factory production control
    Institute:
    Mannvit
  • Tom Barry Executive Secretary for CAFF, the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council
    tom [AT] caff [DOT] is
    Main Interests:
    • Broad range of experience at national and international levels dealing with strategic planning and organizational development, a primary focus of which has been Arctic issues, where he works with a diverse range of stakeholders throughout the Arctic.
    • Heavily involved in the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, which creates a baseline for use in global and regional assessments of biodiversity and provide a basis to inform and guide future Arctic Council work.
    • Is also closely involved in the implementation of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP), which is working to facilitate more rapid detection, communication and responses to the significant biodiversity-related trends and pressures affecting the circumpolar world
    Institute:
    CAFF
  • Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson Assistant Professor at Reykjavík University
    thordurv [AT] ru [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • MSc - Industrial Engineering, Aalborg University, 2000
    Topic / Field:
    Project Management
    Main Interests:
    • Project Management
    • Risk Management
    • Decision Analysis
    Institute:
    Reykjavik University
  • Tomas Johannesson Glaciological research group leader
    tj [AT] vedur [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Washington, field of study: glaciology
    Topic / Field:
    Climate and Environment, Climate Change, Glaciology
    Main Interests:
    • Glaciological research and studies of changes in glaciers and climate
    • Studies of snow avalanches and natural hazards
    • Geophysical modelling and data processing
    • Hazard zoning for snow avalanches and landslides
    • Snow avalanche protection measures
    • Snow avalanche forecasting
    • Glacier mapping - lidar mapping
    • The Nordic Centre of Excellence SVALI
    • The snow avalanche research projects CADZIE and SATZIE
    • The climate change studies CCEP, CWE, VVO, CE and VO, CES
    Institute:
    Icelandic Meteorological Office

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