Monday 2 February 2009

Master´s project/thesis grant in alternative energy utilization in the Westfjords.

Atvest (The Westfjords Business Development Agency) is interested in investigating in a formal manner the opportunities which might exist for alternative energy utilization in the Westfjords. Atvest and its special developing project VaxVest, is willing to sponsor a Master Student (ISK 200.000)- to conduct a study on the pros and cons of utilizing ocean currents as a means of creating energy.




The discussion on alternative sources of energy is growing around the world. Conditions in the Westfjords are characterized by large fjords, which in many cases have been semi-closed or crossed by roads and bridges. Such constrictions (Þveranir) create a high current through the crossing, a current which, by many, is considered to be an obvious source of energy.


Requirements and application:

  • Students must send a formal application with student's CV and a letter stating your interests and reasons for applying for this project (1-2 pages). Please send your application to and
  • The due date for applications is 02.03. 2009
  • The project is thought as 30 ECTS and students must work on it during 2009. Final report/thesis is expect to be finished by 01.01.2010.
  • The grant doesn't exclude other scholarships and grants that the student might get.