Stefansson institute logo copyThe Stefansson Arctic Institute (SAI), established in 1998 and located in Akureyri, Iceland, is an independent governmental research institute within the Icelandic Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. It bears the name of arctic explorer and anthropologist Vilhjálmur Stefánsson (1879-1962). 

The SAI takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human-environment relations in the Circumpolar Arctic. Particular emphasis is on research and scientific assessments concerning economic systems and human development, marine-resource governance, political ecology of agricultural systems, and the impacts of and adaptation to past and present climate change.  

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Name: Níels Einarsson
Job title: Director
E-mail: ne[at]
Telephone: +354 460 8981

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Name: Lára Ólafsdóttir
Job title: Office Manager
E-mail: larao[at]
Telephone: +354 460 8980

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