CV

Þorsteinn Sæmundsson (Thorsteinn Saemundsson)

Quaternary Geologist Fil. Dr.

Date of Birth:  2. October 1963

Place of birth: Reykjavík, Iceland

Marital status: Berglind Ásgeirsdóttir, occupational therapist, yoga teacher and live coach

Children: Elín María (1985), Sandra Dögg (1987) and Trausti Rafn (1994)

Education

University of Iceland, Earth Science Institute 1984-1988. BS-degree in geology 1988

University of Iceland, Earth Science Institute 1987-1988. 4-years degree in geology 1988

University of Lund, Sweden, 1989-1992. Fil.lic-degree in Quaternary geology 1992

University of Lund, Sweden, 1992-1995. Fil.Dr -degree in Quaternary geology 1995

Employment record / academic carrier

1984 – 1989:

University of Iceland, B.Sc.- and 4-year study (4th year diploma) in geology.

1989 – 1990:      

Ph D. studies in Quaternary Geology at the University of Lund, Sweden. Financed with student loan from Iceland.

1991 – 1992:     

Ph D. studies in Quaternary Geology at the University of Lund, Sweden. Scholarship (“utbildninsgbidrag”).

1993 – 1994:      

Ph D. studies in Quaternary Geology at the University of Lund, Sweden. Scholarship (“doktorandtjänst”).

1995 – 2000:   

Full research position at the Meteorological Office in Reykjavik, Department of research and processing, Avalanche monitoring and research.

2000 – 2014:     

Director of the Natural Research Institute of Northwestern Iceland.

2013 – 2015:     

Teacher / scientists Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland.

2015 –            

Teacher / scientist Life- and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland.

2015 –               

Teacher / scientist Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iceland.

2016 –            

Teacher / scientist, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iceland.

2018 –       

Scientists, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland.

2019 – 2020     

Specialist, Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources.

Administrative experience

2004 – 2006   

A member of the steering committee of the European Science Foundation (ESF) Network SEDIFLUX (Sedimentary Source to Sink Fluxes in Cold Environments).

2006 –                

A member of the steering committee of the IAG Working Group SEDIBUD (Sediment Budgets in Cold Environments).

2008 – 2009  

Member of the board of the Geoscience Society of Iceland (www.jfi.is)

2009 – 2013       

Chairman of the Geoscience Society of Iceland (www.jfi.is)

2013 – 2014   

Vice chairmen of the Geoscience Society of Iceland

2014 –        

Member of the board of the Geoscience Society of Iceland

2002 – 2003    

Manager of the Natural Research Centers, SNS.

2007 – 2008  

Manager of the Natural Research Centers, SNS.

2012 

Manager of the Natural Research Centers, SNS.

2002 – 2006   

Vise chairman of the environmental conservation of Skagafjörður, USS

2004 – 2005

Board member, secretary, of the off road club 4x4.

2004 – 2008   

Board member of the Kayak association in Skagafjörður.

2011 – 2012        

Board member of the shooting and hunting association of Iceland, Skotvís.

2014 –  

Board member of the Kayak association in Reykjavík.

2017 –   

Chairman of the Geoscience Society of Iceland (www.jfi.is)