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Program 2012

Bottom frames and buoy's equipped with ADCP's ready for deployment on the deck of R/V Magnus Heinasson.
Model of the planned research vessel, which here is used as part of an exhibition booth.
The building housing our Department.

Venu: Department of Natural Science, Nóatún 3

Start: The 21'th of August, at 08:30.

21. Aug.: 

  • 08:30: Welcome to the students
  • 09:00-12:00: Introduction. Background for the course. General description of the region and its coupling to the World Ocean. (Bogi Hansen).
  • 13:00 Influence of phytoplankton in fish larvae survival (Sofia)


22. Aug: 

  • 09:00-12:00: Large-scale features and climate variations. (Hjálmar Hátún
  • 13:00: Polar cod and south-western distribution limit (Balamuralli)
  • 13:30: Sea ice: Optics and climate (Michael)
  • 15:00: The planned new faroese research vessel (Leon Smith, tech. director at FMRI)
  • 15:30: Visit  the laboratories and workshop at FMRI
  • 16:00: Tour in old Torshavn.


23. Aug.:

  • All day: Large shelf areas. (Corinna Schrum). 


24. Aug.: 

  • 09:00-12:00: Case study: The Faroe Shelf. (Karin M. H. Larsen, Eilif Gaard, Petur Steingrund)
  • 13:00: Buoyancy and vertical distribution of fish eggs (Martin)
  • 13:30: Climate change and the effect on the cetacean distribution in Iceland (Carole)
  • 18:00: Grillparty at the department arranged by the 3 year BSc. bio.-students 


25-26. Aug.: Open for excursion's and preparation of presentations.


27. Aug.:

  • 09:00-12:00: Physical characteristics of the Atlantic domain in observations and models. (Bogi Hansen, Knud Simonsen)
  • 13:00: Mackerel in the North Sea (Jakob)


28. Aug.: 

  • 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00: Physical and ecological characteristics of the Subarctic domain. (Steingrímur Jónsson)


29. Aug: 

  • 09:00-12:00: Ecological characteristics of the Atlantic Domain and the Pelagic complex. (Høgni Debes, Eydna í Homrum)
  • 13:00: Spatial distribution of cod on the Faroe Shelf in relation to other environmental conditions (Katharina)
  • 13:30: Using ATLANTIS in the Barents Sea to explore effects of fisheries and climate on the ecosystem. (Anne)


30. Aug.: Climate change and its implications for the Northeast Atlantic/Nordic Seas. Closure. (Bogi Hansen ). 


04. Sept.: Deadline for submitting the report to


Every afternoon: 

  • Working on the summary report: The lectures are available for discussions.