Network of Arctic Research and Projects

Network of Arctic Research and Projects

  • Emil B. Karlsson Director of Centre for Retail Studies
    emil [AT] bifrost [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Topic / Field:
    Economics, Social Sciences, Tourism
    Main Interests:

    The Centre for Retail Studies is a non-profit organisation with the mission to reinforce the Icelandic retail, tourism and service sector’s competitiveness. All our research and development activities aim to provide practical solutions to these industries and its employees’.

    Fields of activities

    • Retail and tourism statistics
    • Applied research in economics, business administration and consumer behaviour
    • Analysis and enquiries on retail and tourist prospects for public and private stakeholders
    • Service innovation
    • VET (vocational education and training) development for retail and service sector
    • Analysis on retail development

    We have long experience in collaboration with Scandinavian and European knowledge centres and can offer a wide expertise and recent knowledge of which service industries can gain from. Examples of research projects funded by the Northern periphery Programme is “Retail in Rural Regions” (2008-2011) and “Tourist Guide for Northern Periphery” (2010-2013).

    Institute:
    Centre for Retail Studies
  • Eva Halapi Researcher at University of Akureyri Research Centre
    evah [AT] unak [DOT] is
    Education:
    • Ph.D. in Immunology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1998
    Topic / Field:
    Climate and Environment, Climate Change, Health and Wellbeing, Human Development
    Main Interests:
    • Children‘s health
    • Public health
    • Environment and health
    • Role of genetics in disease
    • Immunology
    • Climate Change Risk Perception

    Arctic Research

    Bibliography at Google Scholar here

    Institute:
    University of Akureyri Research Centre
    RG:
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Eva_Halapi
  • Federica Scarpa Communications Manager at IACN & IASC
    federica [AT] arcticiceland [DOT] is
    Italy
    Education:
    • MA. in Polar Law, University of Akureyri, 2013
    Topic / Field:
    Human Development, Polar Law, Politics, Social Sciences, Sustainability
    Main Interests:
    • Greenlandic Politics
    • Seal hunting and traditional hunting
    • Arctic Geopolitics
    • Polar Law
    Institute:
    IACN
    :
    https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=96507304&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic
  • Gisli Palsson Professor of Anthropology at University of Iceland
    gpals [AT] hi [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • Ph.D., anthropology, Manchester University, 1982
    • MA. Manchester University, 1974
    • BA. University of Iceland, 1972
    Topic / Field:
    Climate and Environment, Glaciology, Human Development, Social Sciences
    Main Interests:
    • Social implications of biomedicine
    • Environmental anthropology
    • Genetic history
    • Inuit societies
    • History of slavery
    • Human-animal relations
    • Glaciers, Volcanos, and the Anthropocene

    Arctic Research

    Bibliography can be found here

    Institute:
    University of Iceland
    :
    https://www.facebook.com/gisli.palsson
  • Gudmundur Petursson Assistance Director at ÍAV Iceland Prime Contractors, Chair of the Board, Arctic Chamber of Commerce
    gummip [AT] iav [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Topic / Field:
    Search & Rescue
    Main Interests:
    • Search and Rescue
    • Project Management
    • Quality Control Management and Planning
    • Safety Planning
    Institute:
    ÍAV Icelandic Prime Contractors
  • Gudrun Rosa Thorsteinsdóttir Director of University of Akureyri Research Centre, Director of Northern Research Forum Secretariat
    gudrunth [AT] unak [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • Ph.D. in Library and information studies, Göteborg University, 2005
    Topic / Field:
    Climate and Environment, Climate Change, Education, Human Development, Social Sciences, Sustainability
    Main Interests:
    • Arctic Research/Arctic Issues
    • Education and flexible learning in the Arctic
    • Flexible learning
    • Climate Change
    • Information science
    Institute:
    University of Akureyri Research Centre
  • Hafsteinn Helgason Director of Corporate Business Development at EFLA engineers
    hafsteinn [DOT] helgason [AT] efla [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • Civ.Eng., M.Sc
    Topic / Field:
    Engineering
    Main Interests:

    Business development

    • Mining
    • Renewable Energy
    • Heavy industry


    Feasibility study, design and project supervision

    Environmental issues

    Infrastructure

    • Ports & Harbour
    • Energy transmission
    • Sewerage and waste-water management
    • water supply systems

    Research and development

    Institute:
    EFLA consulting engineers
  • Halldor Johannsson General Manager at Arctic Portal
    halldor [AT] arcticportal [DOT] org
    Iceland
    Education:
    • Landscape Architect and Environmental and Urban Planner, University of Toronto, Canada, 1984

    CV

    Topic / Field:
    Climate and Environment, Constructions, Education, Human Development, Regional Development, Social Impacts, Tourism
    Main Interests:
    • Arctic Data Interfacing and intelligence
    • Communication and Outreach
    • Environmental Assessment and Planning
    • Education and Culture integration
    • Informed and responsible utilization of resources
    • Promoting and enhancing Business, Tourism and Culture in the North
    Institute:
    Arctic Portal
  • Harpa Grimsdottir Coordinator for avalance and landslide monitoring at the Icelandic Meteorological Office
    harpa [AT] vedur [DOT] is
    Ísland
    Education:
    • M.Sc. Geography, majoring in avalances
    Topic / Field:
    Meteorology
    Main Interests:
    • Warning-Forecasting
    • Risk analysis
    • Avalance research
    • Information about avalances
    Institute:
    Icelandic Meteorological Office
  • Haukur Oskarsson Executive Director Head of Business Development at Mannvit
    haukuro [AT] mannvit [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Topic / Field:
    Fisheries, Natural Resources
    Main Interests:
    • Renewable Energy
    • Oil&Gas Exploration and Production
    • Fisheries and Fish Processing
    • Infrastructure
    Institute:
    Mannvit
  • Hedinn Valdimarsson Oceanographer at the Marine Research Institute
    hv [AT] hafro [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Topic / Field:
    Climate Change, Oceanography (Marine Research)
    Main Interests:
    • Physical Oceanography
    • Climate
  • Hjalti Johannesson Researcher and Deputy Director of University of Akureyri Research Centre
    hjalti [AT] unak [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • M.A. in Geography, York University, Toronto, 1990
    Topic / Field:
    Constructions, Natural Resources, Regional Development, Social Impacts, Sustainability
    Main Interests:
    • Regional development and planning
    • Socioeconomic impacts of megaprojects
    • Development of transportation systems
    • Services of general interest

    Arctic Research

    Bibliography at University of Akureyri is here

    Institute:
    University of Akureyri Research Centre
  • Hjalti Omar Agustsson MA student in Polar Law, University of Akureyri
    ha [AT] polarlaw [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • ML in Law, University of Akureyri 2014
    • BA in Law, University of Akureyri 2011
    Topic / Field:
    Fisheries, Polar Law, Sustainability
  • Hjorleifur Einarsson Professor, head of Faculty of Natural Resource Science at University of Akureyri
    hei [AT] unak [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • Ph.D. in Food Science from Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Food Science, Göteborg, Sweeden, 1987
    Main Interests:
    • Bio-prospecting
    • Microbiology of marine hydrothermal vent system
    • Active ingredients for food, feed and cosmetics (antimicrobials and antioxidants)
    • Enzyme hydrolysed proteins for marinating food
    • New products from large algae
    • Shelf life prediction
    • Microbial growth models
    • Quality and safety of food
    Institute:
    University of Akureyri
  • Hreidar Thor Valtysson Lecturer in Fishery Science at the Faculty of Natural Resource Sciences at University of Akureyri, Director of the Fisheries Center at University of Akureyri
    hreidar [AT] unak [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • MSc degree in fishery biology from the University of British Columbia (UBC), in Vancouver, Canada, 1999
    Topic / Field:
    Climate Change, Fisheries
    Main Interests:
    • Fisheries and marine biology
    • Northern and Arctic Fisheries
    • Climate effects on stocks
    • Ecology of north Icelandic waters

    Arctic Research

    Bibliography is here.

    Institute:
    University of Akureyri
    RG:
    http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hreidar_Valtysson
  • Hugrun Hjalmarsdottir Division manager, Environment and transportation at EFLA East region
    hugrun [DOT] hjalmarsdottir [AT] efla [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • Civ.Eng., M.Sc.
    Topic / Field:
    Engineering
    Main Interests:

    Infrastructure

    • Sewerage and waste-water management
    • water supply systems
    • district heating
    • planning, Master, Local and Framework Plans, as well as land usage plans
    • Road design and maintenance

    Environmental consulting and management

    Institute:
    EFLA consulting engineers
  • Joan Nymand Larsen Senior Scientist and Research Director, Economist and Professor, Stefansson Artic Institute
    jnl [AT] svs [DOT] is
    Education:
    • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dept. of Economics, 2002
    • M.A. in Economics, University of Manitoba, Canada, 1994
    Topic / Field:
    Climate and Environment, Climate Change, Economics, Human Development, Social Sciences, Sustainability
    Main Interests:
    • Arctic Economies
    • Economic Development in the North
    • Economic Trend Analysis
    • Global Change Impacts in the North
    • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
    • Human Development in the North
    • Living Conditions in the North
    • Arctic Social Indicators & Arctic Human/Local Based Monitoring Systems
    Institute:
    Stefansson Arctic Institute
  • Johann Asmundsson Project Manager at Polar Law Institute
    ja [AT] polarlaw [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • BA in Modern studies and Socio and economic development (120 ECTS) Diploma in Polar Law (30 ECTS)
    Topic / Field:
    Climate Change, Fisheries, Human Development, Natural Resources, Polar Law, Social Impacts
    Main Interests:
    • Modernity
    • Rationalization
    • Privatization
    • Risk
    Institute:
    Polar Law Institute
  • Jon Haukur Ingimundarson Anthropologist and Senior Scientist at Stefansson Arctic Institute, Associate Professor at University of Akureyri
    jhi [AT] svs [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • Ph.D. in Anthropology (major) and History (minor), University of Arizona, 1994
    Topic / Field:
    Climate and Environment, Human Development, Social Sciences, Sustainability
    Main Interests:
    • Cultural and ecological anthropology
    • Ethnography, history and qualitative research methods
    • Cultures, societies and human development in the Arctic
    • Medieval Iceland
    • Arctic agriculture and food security
    Institute:
    Stefansson Arctic Institute
  • Jon Haukur Steingrimsson Division manager. Geotechnics and geology at EFLA consulting engineers
    jon [DOT] haukur [DOT] steingrimsson [AT] efla [DOT] is
    Iceland
    Education:
    • M.Sc. Engineering geologist from NTNU Trondheim Norway
    Topic / Field:
    Geology
    Main Interests:
    • Site investigation
    • Geological Surveying
    • Geodetic Surveying
    • Field operations, planning and management
    • Road construction
    • Hydropower
    • Tunnels
    • Overhead transmission lines
    • Underground cables
    • Avalanches
    • Rock fall
    • Frost actions and permafrost
    Institute:
    EFLA consulting engineers

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