Administration

In the University of Iceland

  • Director Institute for Sustainability and Interdisciplinary Studies  from 2005 – present
  • Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Embryology, Dept of Nursing, University of Iceland from 1987 – present
  • Director, Fisheries Research Institute, Univerity of Iceland   Feb 1995-2005
  • Various administrative positions on behalf of the Department of Nursing, University of Iceland from 1987 – present

Other

  • Member of the Board of the United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme from 1997 – present
  • Chairman of the Board of the Nordic Marine Academy 2004-2010
  • Member of Nordic Work-Group for Fisheries Research from 1995 – 2008
  • Member of board of NAIP from 1995
  • Board member of Summer school on Construction of the Brain: Development and Evolutionary Principles, 1997- 2007.
  • Member of  the FAO Advisory Committee on Fishery Research (ACFR), appointed by the Director General of FAO. 2002-2007
  • Member and Chairman of University Committee on Improved Teaching
  • Chairman of the University Summer School programme 1995-1997
  • Chair developmental project concerning Food Sciences and Fisheries.
  • Steering committee on Air quality and health – 2010 –
  • Chair – Committee appointed by the Minister of health to coordinate studies on the health effects of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010.

Project management

  • Project manager NORDRESS, to find ways to increase the resilience of the Nordic societies to withstand crises caused by natural hazards. 2015-
  • Project manager ENHANCE, FP7 on enhancing risk management partnership for catastrophic natural disasters in Europe 2012-
  • Project manager Effects of Eyjafjallajokull eruption on human and animal health 2010 –
  • Project mananger STRINGS interdisciplinary research on energy transport from 2007 –
  • Project manager Longterm relief and recovery planning – 2006-2008
  • WP leader in EU-funded project on Secure and Harmonized European Electronic Logbooks
  • Chairman of the project Improved information systems for fisheries managers Supported by NORA 2003-2007
  • Chairman of project on Electronic Fisheries Logbooks 2001-2006
  • Attends board meetings of BIOICE 1995-2003
  • Chairman of project on Bathymetric Database for Icelandic waters
  • Chairman of board of Hafmynd (GAVIA  autonomic underwater vehicles)
  • Chairman of project on Safety and Survival Training for Nordic Fishermen

Non-academic administration

  • Chair – Constitutional Committee 2010 –
  • Chairman of board of Charity fund for children with cardiac problems from 1996
  • Board of Friends of Grensas Rehabilitation Clinic 2008 –
  • Deputy Board of Auður Capital 2008 –
  • Board of Sjova-Almennar, a leading Insurance and Investment company 2002-2003
  • Board of New Venture Capital Fund 1997-2003
  • Board of Capital Area Developmental Fund 1994 – 1998
  • Board member and Chairman of  board of The National Opera 1991-1999
  • Chairman of project AUDUR for Women Entrepreneurs. Women Create Wealth
  • Member of Reykjavik Council for Education 1998-2002
  • First deputy City Council Member

Organization and management of conferences from 1996

  • Sikkerhetsarbeid í den nordiske fiskeflåten, Tromsö, 24-26 october 2012, conference committee.
  • Sustainable Cities and Military Installations, í samstarfi við NATO
    Conference held in á Hotel Rangá, 3-6 June 2012. Chairman of the Icelandic  conference committee.
  • CoastAdapt – workshop in Iceland 30 August – 2. September 2010 – Chariman  of the preparation committee.
  • IFISH 4 – International Fisheries Industry Safety and Health Conference. Held in Reykjavík 10-14 May 2009.  Chairman of the Icelandic preparation committee.
  • Forum – Institute for Sustainability Studies, University of Iceland. Hver á jarðhitann og hvaða máli skiptir það? National Museum of Iceland, 9.November 2007. Organization and control.
  • 4. Date- Institute for Sustainability Studies, University of Iceland  and the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. Hvað er kolefnisjöfnun? National Museum of Iceland, 16.October 2007. Organization and control.
  • Catch Effort and Discard Estimation in Real time (CEDER). Project meeting in Iceland July 2-4 2007. Hotel Rangá. Organization and control.
  • 3. Date- Institute for Sustainability Studies, University of Iceland  and the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. Olíuleit á Drekasvæði, 13. April 2007, Árnagarði, University of Iceland. Organization and control.
  • 2. Date- Institute for Sustainability Studies, University of Iceland  and the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. Er hægt að leysa loftslagsvandann? Árnagarði, University of Iceland, 2.March 2007. Organization and control.
  • 1. Date- Institute for Sustainability Studies, University of Iceland  and the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. Hvað svífur yfir Esjunni? Um orskakir og áhrif svifryks, Tæknigarði, 2.February 2007. Organization and control.
  • Störf og framtíð Þróunarsamvinnustofnunar Íslands. 10. November 2004. Moderator.
  • SHEEL workshop in London April 18th-20th 2004 Organization and control.
  • Nordisk Arbeidsgruppe for Fiskeriforskning. Annual worshop in Iceland 27/8 – 1/9 2002. Organization and control.
  • Helse-Miljö-Sikkerhet Portal for Nordiske Fiskerier. Work-meeting in Hirtshals 10-13 May 2001. Organization and control.
  • Safety and Survival Training for Fishermen in Nordic Countries. Work-meeting in Copenhagen, February 2000. Organization and control.
  • Safety and Survival Training for Fishermen in Nordic Countries. Work-meeting in Oslo  15-17. Sept. 1999. Organization and control.
  • Safety and Survival Training for Fishermen in Nordic Countries. Work-meeting in Gautaborg 2-6 July 1999. Organization and control.
  • Molecular Principles of Nervous System Adaptation and Evolution. Workshop- NorFa. Kristineberg Marine Research Station, 11-17 June 1999. Organization and control.
  • Fisheries Ties between Taiwan and Iceland. Conference in Taiwan in cooperation with  National Taiwan Ocean University, May 1999. Organization.
  • Safety and Survival Training for Fishermen in the Nordic Countries. Conferene -The Nordic Council of Ministers. Frederikshavn, Denmark. 3-5 May 1999. Organization and control.
  • Lífið í fjörunni. Two days workshop for kindergarten teachers in cooperation with The Continuing Education- University of Iceland.  7. – 8. September 1998. Organization.
  • Undur Hafsins á Ári Hafsins. Row of  5 lectures for the general public held by The Fisheries Research Institute. Spring 1998. Organization and control.
  • Námskeið um markað fyrir sjávarafurðir, tæki og tækni í Taiwan og Kína. In May 1997. Key-note speaker- prof.  Bonnie Sun Pan from National Taiwan Ocean University. Organization and control.
  • Hver á kvótann – hver ætti að eig´ann. Open meeting  8. November 1997. Organization and control.
  • Whaling in the North-Atlantic. Conference held by The Fisheries Research Institute and  High North Alliance. March 1997. Organization and control.
  • Open meeting held by The Fisheries Research Institute. “The Sustainable Fisheries Act”. Preparation . Spring, 1997.
  • Symposium “Hafrétt, viðskipti og vernd auðlinda” in cooperation with The Institute of International Affairs. 28. February 1997. Preparation.
  • Conference Kvalitet, Magt og Marked. Haldin held by NAF and The Nordic Council of Ministers. October 1996 (50 participants). Conference committee.
  • Conference on improved competitive position of Iceland.  September 1996. Moderator.
  • Symposium on food product testing in Taiwan, held by The Fisheries Research Institute and the University of Iceland, together with guest speakers form Taiwan September 1996. Organization and control.
  • Nordisk Arbeidsgruppe for Fikeriforskning. Scientifice committee from The Nordic Council of Ministers annual work-meeting held in Höfn í Hornafirði, Iceland, 25-30 August 1996 (15 participants). Organization and control.
  • Lessons from the Edge, 10 – summer-school . 1-11 August 1996 held by the North Atlantic Islands Programme, in cooperation with The Fisheries Research Institute (50 participants). Organization, control, participation and presentation.
  • Lífríkið umhverfis landið. Conference held by The Fisheries Research Institute,  Verkfræðingafélagi Íslands and Tæknifræðingafélagi Íslands in March 1996. (120 participants).  Conference committee and moderator.
  • Úthafsveiðar Íslendinga. Open meeting. Fall 1996, moderator.