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Thingvellir Map

Student Summer Project: Rediscovering the history of Þingvellir woodlands

Student summer research project exploring the history of Þingvellir woodlands.

Seyðisfjörður Field Course

Intensive Field Course on the Use of Geospatial Technologies in Hazard Research and Response

The Department of Geography and Tourism Studies of the University of Iceland in collaboration with colleagues from the UI Science Institute and Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic is offering an Aurora-supported intensive graduate-level field course on the use of geospatial technologies in hazard research and response in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland. The 3 ECTS course takes place…
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Mytilene at dusk

Summer School: Islands as Laboratories for Sustainability

Summer School Programme Islands as Laboratories for Sustainability: The case of Lesvos

Master thesis project: Mapping the distribution of birch woodlands in Iceland

Mapping the distribution of birch woodlands in Iceland Between 2010 and 2014 the Icelandic Forest Service (Skógræktin) created an assessment of the distribution of natural birch woodlands in Iceland through an extensive field- and aerial photo survey. Since then, no new assessment of the birch forests in Iceland has been made, although politics and planning…
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Covid-19 in Iceland

Covid-19 in Iceland

Iceland has in recent weeks seen an unprecedented surge in the number of detected cases of Covid-19 since the global pandemic started in early 2020.

Geldingadalur Volcanic Eruption (17. May 2021)

Lava flow map of the 2021 Fagradalshraun volcanic eruption

On 19. March 2021 a volcanic eruption started in the Geldingadalir valley at Fagradalsfjall mountain on the Reykjanes peninsula, South-West Iceland. The new lava field was named Fagradalshraun and after the first 6 months of activity had grown to cover an area of 4.8 square kilometers.

Cubic Globe – Population Cartogram Edition

A cartogram is a map that displays areas proportional to variables of interest. A population cartogram, for example, shows an area resized according to the number of people who live there, so that unpopulated areas disappear from such a map. This foldable globe is such a cartogram representation, showing a gridded population cartogram projected onto…
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Monitoring fish spawning sites in freshwater ecosystems using low-cost UAV data

A pre-print of a case study of salmonid spawning grounds in lake Þingvallavatn, Iceland, has been added to the bioRxiv preprint server.

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