Webinar: the wide-ranging impact climate change has had on Iceland in the last 50 years


The second discussion of the Icelandic Arctic Talks, Iceland, an integrated part of the Arctic: ±50 years, in collaboration with Rannís, will take place 5 November from 13:00 - 14:30 GMT.

 The aim of this discussion is to bring awareness to the diverse Arctic Circle community about the wide-ranging impact climate change has had on Iceland in the last 50 years and to make predictions for changes expected in the next 50 years.

The event is a part of a series of online discussions, taking place in the fall of 2020, on key Arctic issues highlighted by the Icelandic organizations and institutions on issues concerning societies, cooperation, health, and energy in the Arctic.

Join in on the discussion. 


Note that the event is online.


The discussion will be in the form of six short lectures highlighting different effects of climate change in Iceland followed by an overview of Arctic research in Iceland.

  • The Climate - Past climatic changes in Iceland and outlook for the coming century. Presenters: Dr. Halldór Björnsson and Dr. Guðrún Nína Petersen.
  • The Cryosphere - Mass balance of Icelandic glaciers in the 20th and 21st century. Presenter: Prof. Guðfinna Th. Aðalgeirsdóttir.
  • The Ocean - Large-scale changes and marine ecosystems around Iceland. Presenter: Dr. Hrönn Egilsdóttir.
  • The Land - Terrestrial ecosystems in Iceland, recent past, the present and predictions of the near future. Presenter: Dr. Starri Heiðmarsson.
  • The Freshwater - Icelandic freshwater diversity in space and time. Presenter: Prof. Bjarni Kr. Kristófersson.
  • The Humans - Reflections on Icelanders and Arctic Research in the Anthropocene. Presenters: Dr. Catherine Chambers and Dr. Níels Einarsson.
  • Rannís overview of Arctic research in Iceland, including international collaboration and funding opportunities for scientists focusing on the Arctic. Presenter: Egill Níelsson.

Moderators: Dr. Anna H. Ólafsdóttir and Dr. Jón S. Ólafsson

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