The Fisheries Science Center at the University of Akureyri was officially opened on Thursday 16 April 2009, when a contract was signed between UNAK and the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture. The center was established to support the policy of the University of Akureyri (UNAK) to strengthen ties between the industry and the university; strengthen mutual relations and research and the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge within the fishing industry.
The center also aims to strengthen the leadership of UNAK in education and research on the fisheries sector with the promotion of applied research, projects and training related to fisheries. This means, among other things, to enhance cooperation with the sector, to improve the public image of fisheries and promote the education at UNAK.
Fjarðabyggð Municipality is combined of six former municipalities and is the most populus municipality in East Iceland. Fjarðabyggð Municipality works together with Fljótsdalshérða, the second largest municipality in East Iceland, on building up services in relation to shipping in the Arctic, such as the search for oil, tourism, supplies and air traffic to name a few.
Fjarðabyggð Municipality provides a variety of public services within administration, environment and transport, employment, education, welfare and family. Municipality is responsible for the administration, budget, management, consulting, tourism, cultural institutions and events, sports, and many other activities.
Key words: #services #administration #port #management #community #fjarðabyggð #culture
Þekkingarnet Þingeyinga or Húsavík Academic Center (HAC) is dedicated to promoting and facilitating lifelong learning, university studies and interdisciplinary research. The center is located in the town of Húsavík, Iceland, but serves all of Þingeyjarsýslur, a region in the northeastern part of Iceland.
HAC offers academic, vocational and recreational courses and study programmes, provides study facilities for students, serves as a center for interdisciplinary research in Þingeyjarsýslur and offers its services and facilities to researchers working in the region.
Key words: #lifelonglearning #academic #interdisciplinary #research #húsavík
The Iceland Construction Authority is in charge of matters regarding building regulations, fire safety and electrical safety. It began operating on January 1st, 2011 pursuant to the Act on Civil Engineering no. 160/2010 which entered into force on the same day. The new agency took over the role of fire safety and electrical security.
The Iceland Construction Aithority is an administrative body that promotes uniform building supervision across the country, including through the preparation of guidelines, inspection manuals and direct intervention rights if the building supervision of the municipalities does not comply with the provisions of the Act.
Key words: #building #regulations #safety #construction #supervision
The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) supports research, research studies, technical development and innovation in Iceland. RANNIS cooperates closely with the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council and provides professional assistance the preparation and implementation of science and technology policy in Iceland.
RANNIS administers competitive funds and strategic research programmes, coordinates and promotes Icelandic participation in collaborative international projects in science and technology, monitors resources and performance in R&D and promotes public awareness of research and innovation in Iceland. It's main office is in Reykjavík but it also has an office in Akureyri.
Key words: #research #studies #development #R&D #innovation #assistance #science #technology #funds #projects #international
The Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) was founded in 1926 and is a law enforcement agency that is responsible for search and rescue, maritime safety and security surveillance, and law enforcement in the seas surrounding Iceland.
The ICG's operations are based on gathering, analysing and distributing information in close cooperation with neighbouring countries in order to create a surface picture as accurate as possible at any given moment to ensure maritime safety and security.
Key words: #security #defence #eod #safety #maritime #search #rescue #enforcement #agency
The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) is a public institution under the auspices of the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. The role of the IMO is to contribute towards to public safety, the safeguarding of property, societal efficiency, sustainable use of natural resources and to conduct research in fields within it's purview.
The IMO monitors the air, the land and the ocean, evaluates, analyses and interprets data, provides services to users and disseminates relevant information and warnings to the public. IMO responsibilities include the fields of meteorology, hydrology, glaciology, climatology, seismology and volcanology, and staff are involved in projects relating to natural hazards, such as volcanic ash, extreme weather and flooding.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs safeguards the interests of Icelandic citizens, companies and consumers by facilitating access to international markets and strengthening free trade. The Ministry supports Icelandic firms abroad and promotes Icelandic arts and culture.
The Foreign Ministry conducts Iceland's political relations with other states and international organizations, covering a wide range of issues ranging from human rights to security and defence and trade. Iceland’s international development cooperation aims to deliver measurable results in poverty eradication, improving living conditions and achieving gender equality, freedom and prosperity in the world.
Key words: #IceArctic #mfaiceland #arcticregion #internationalaffairs #nationalsecurity #arcticprojects