Removing Plastic from the Oceans

On September 24 the Environment Agency of Iceland hosts the international conference “Be Part of Removing Plastic from the Oceans”. Further information about the conference is available in its brochure. See also the preliminary agenda.

Annual General Meeting

It is during the month of May that the Annual General Meeting takes place at the University Centre Westfjords. The AGM this year falls on 17th of May, and discussion points include events over the past year, both financially and internally. The AGM will start at 1 pm at the University Centre.

Innovation Grants to Hire Graduates

Atvest, the economic development agency for the Westfjords, is offering circa 4 grants of 1 million ISK issued to companies or institutions in the Westfjords to hire a recent graduate students to work on an innovation or development project for the company/institution.

SNAPS final conference, Ísafjörður Feb 12

SNAPS stands for Snow, Ice and Avalanche Applications and is a collaboration between insitutions in Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The project was carried out with funding from the Northern Periphery Programme.

Development Fund for Immigration Issues - grants 2013

The Ministry of Welfare announes that applications are now open for the Development Fund for Immigration Issues.

The Sea Bed and its Ecosystem

The Marine Research Institute's (MRI) Annual Conference of the marine environment and its surroundings will be held 25 February 2014. The topic of the conference is "Seabed and its Ecosystem". MRI encourages all who are involved in research on the ocean and its organisms to present their research at the conference. The conference will be in the MRI's auditorium in Skúlagötu 4, 101 Reykjavík, and is open to all. Please send your abstract to radstefna (at) by 1 February 2014.

Arctic Region Day

On Thursday November 14 committee on Arctic Region Issues will host a program called the Arctic Region Day. The program is held at the Marine Research Institute at Skúlagata 4 in Reykjavík from 9-5.30.


An presentation for the project utilisation of the coastal zone for Isafjarðardjúp and Jökulfirði will be held between 12-13 on Wednesday 18th of September in the University Centre cafeteria.

At the beginning of two centuries

The Rögnvaldur Ólafsson institute is hosting a symposium on the ideology of two generations at the beginning of the twentieth century and the twenty first century on Friday September 6 and Saturday 7.

On the first day lecturers and panels will addresses the ideology that shaped the beginning of the twentieth century in terms of the formation of the environment, what paradigms were predominant and what challenges were addressed at the beginning of the twentieth century.

On day two the emphasis will be on where we stand at the beginning of the twenty-first century. How things have developed in Iceland and what ideology is governs at the moment.

All further information available on our Icelandic webpage.

Research Grants: RannNýs V-Barð

The research fund Rannsóknar og nýsköpunarsjóður Vestur-Barðastrandar calls for applications. The application deadline is July 31 and the results will be announced at the end of September.
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