Lecturers

The UNU Fisheries Training Prgramme is a postgraduate training programme that offers training in various areas of the fisheries sector for practicing

Lecturers

Fishing Technology

Supervisor, Specialization leader
Research interests:

Einar Hreinson's main research interests are direct observation of fishing gears, gear studies and future development for fish catching technology.


Institution
Marine Research Institute
Education
MSc
Bio

Einar Herinsson has a masters degree in Fisheries from the University in Tromsö/Norway (1979) where he studied fishing gear technology.

Supervision of fellows
Vietnam

Project: An alternative design of trawls for off-shore fishing in Vietnam

Project: Shrimp trawl design improvements suggested for Mexican fisheries

Project: Shrimp Fishery of the Gambia: A case study of the shrimp fishing gears

Project: Gear modification to reduce by-catch in Tanzania shrimp fishery
Mauritius

Project: Small scale longline fishing technique for the artisanal fishermen in Mauritius

Project: Curriculum for fishing technology and seamanship courses

Project: Artisanal purse seine design improvements suggested for Mozambique fisheries

Project: Analysis of new trawl design for the Namibian Hake fisheries

Project: Experimental design of a midwater pair trawl for small pair boats on Lake Malawi

Project: Mid-water trawl design for the survey vessel MFV SAGARIKA

Lecturer, Supervisor

Institution
Marine Research Institute
Education
MSc
Bio

Haraldur Einarsson has worked at the Marine Research Institute (MRI) since 1992, first as a researcher and from 2001 as a specialist in fish capture and fish behaviour related to fishing gear.   He holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Iceland (1992), and Cand.Sci in Fishery Biology from the University of Bergen, Norway (2001).

Supervision of fellows
Mozambique

Project: Effect of mesh size and twine type on gillnet selectivity of cod (Gadus morhua) in Icelandic coastal waters
Estonia

Project: Selectivity of gillnet series of the pearch (Perca Fluviatilis L.) and roach (Rutilus Rutilus L.) in the coastal sea of Estonia

Project: Comparison between commercial catches of Greenland halibut for trawl, longline, and gillnet

Project: Comparative study on the efficiency of three different types of crab pot in Iceland fishing ground


Fisheries Policy and Planning

Lecturer, Supervisor, Specialization leader, Short course development
Research interests:

Dr. Kristofersson's research has focused on fisheries, agriculture and energy and includes such topics as the price formation of fish, factors affecting short term fish supply, factors affecting the development of value chains, productivity and profitability.


Institution
University of Iceland
Education
PhD
Bio

Daði Már Kristófersson is dean of the School of Social Sciences and associate professor of natural resource economics at the University of Iceland. He has a PhD from the Norwegian University of Live Sciences and a masters degree from the same school.

Supervision of fellows

Project: Cuban fisheries management regime: current state and fututre prospects

Project: Making the vessel day scheme (VDS) work
Cambodia

Project: Marine fisheries resource management potential for Mackerel fisheries of Cambodia
Indonesia


Project: Role of beach management units in implementing fisheries policy: A case study of two BMUs in Lake Victoria, Tanzania

Lecturer, Supervisor, Short course development

Institution
University of Iceland
Education
PhD
Bio

Ragnar Arnason is a professor of fisheries economics and the chairman of the Institute of Economic Studies at the University of Iceland. Professor Arnason received his M.Sc. degree in mathematical economics from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D degree from the University of British Columbia in the field of natural resource economics.

Short courses developed/delivered
Fisheries Policy and Planning Kenya 2013
Supervision of fellows

Project: Rents and rents drain in the Lake Victoria Nile perch fishery

Project: Towards and appropriate management regime for the fisheries resources of Uganda

Project: Management of the Deep-Sea Fishery of Namibia Orange Roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus)

Project: Management of the Argentine hake

Project: Opportunities and options for financing fisheries management in Uganda

Project: Community based co-operative fisheries management for Lake Victoria fisheries in Tanzania
South Africa

Project: Moving Subsistence Fisheries in South Africa to Commercial Fisheries: Pros and Cons

Project: Management of the commercial prawn fishery in Tanzania

Project: Strengthening artisinal fisheries data collection and management in Tanzania

Project: Community fisheries management (CFM): future consideration for Vanuatu
Bangladesh

Project: The potential of the artisanal Hilsa fisheries in Bangladesh: an economically efficient fisheries policy

Project: A bioeconomic analysis of the Jamaican industrial Spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) fishery
South Africa


Project: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Shrimp Culture Production and Strategies for shrimp Development In Iran (case study Boushehr Province)

Institution
University of Akureyri
Education
PhD
Short courses developed/delivered
Study Tour for key UNU-FTP partners Iceland 2014
Supervision of fellows
China

Project: Implementation of individual transferable quotas in fisheries management: The case of the Icelandic fisheries

Project: Coastal fisheries in Sri Lanka: some recommendations for future management
China

Project: Fisheries and mariculture management in Bohai sea, China: An ecosystem-based medium term strategy

Project: Auction market for fisheries in Iceland-Increasing catch value and enforcement in fisheries

Project: Estimating consumption of whitefish and shrimp in the European market: finding new markets for Vietnamese seafood
Estonia

Project: Sustainable fisheries management plan for the Estonian fisheries in the Baltic Sea

Project: Duration of fishing rights and investment: an empirical study of investment in Namibian fisheries

Project: Financial and biological model for intensive culture of tilapia

Supervisor

Supervisor

Institution
University of Iceland
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Agnarsson teaches microeconomics and quantitative methodology at the University of Iceland. 

Supervision of fellows
South Africa

Indonesia


Institution
University of Iceland
Education
PhD
Bio

Sigurður Jóhannesson has a PhD in International Business from Kent State University. 

Supervision of fellows

Supervisor

Bio

Kári has an MSc in Economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. 

Supervision of fellows
Vietnam



Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing

Supervisor, Specialization leader, Short course development
Research interests:

Margeir is a food scientist working in areas of risk management, quality assurance, cleaning and sanitation, and preservation methods. 


Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Education
MSc
Supervision of fellows
Sierra Leone

Project: Strength and weaknesses of the export fisheries sector in Sierra Leone and recommendations for impvrovement (abstract)
Malawi

Project: Fish quality and processing in Malawi: Responding to challanges through institutional capacity building
Vietnam

Project: Quality control in processing and distribution of frozen basa catfish (Pangasius hypophthalamus) fillets in Vietnam compared to similar process in Iceland

Project: Identification of the contents for an advanced training course for fish inspectors in Kenya

Project: A comparative study on compliance, hygiene, and adequate official control, in assuring food safety of fish and fisheries products between Iceland and Cameroon
China

Project: A Model of traceability of fish products for the domestic market in China based on traceability studies in Iceland and China

Lecturer, Supervisor, Short course development

Supervisor

Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Education
MSc
Bio

Franklin Georgsson is the Director Analysis & Consulting at Matis - Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D. He is also an associate professor at the University of Iceland, and had a year long assignment through the Icelandic Development Agency (ICEDIA) in the fisheries programme in Mozambique.

Supervision of fellows

Project: Identification of the contents for an advanced training course for fish inspectors in Kenya

Institution
Matis
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr Stefánsson holds a BSc in Food Science from the University of Iceland (1981) and completed a PhD in Food Science from the University of Leeds, England (1986). He also has a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Iceland (2001).

Short courses developed/delivered
Quality Management and Value Addition in Fisheries in Bangladesh Bangladesh 2016
Supervision of fellows

Project: The effect of smoking methods on the quality of smoked mackerel

Lecturer

Institution
Matis
Short courses developed/delivered
Management of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Procedures for the Caribbean Iceland 2016
Supervision of fellows

Project: Environmental study and monitoring of undesirable chemical substances in fish/seafood: A proposal for Lake Victoria, Kenya

Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Education
PhD
Short courses developed/delivered
Management of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Procedures for the Caribbean Iceland 2016

Lecturer, Supervisor

Supervisor

Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Education
PhD
Bio

Sigurjon Arason educated as a chemist from the University of Iceland (UI, 1974) and civil engineering
from DTU in Denmark (1976). Since 2007, he has been Chief Engineer at the Matis.

Short courses developed/delivered
Fish smoking and drying on Lake Tanganyika Tanzania 2015
Supervision of fellows
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Project: Conservation of fresh golden redfish (Sebastes marinus) fillets: influence of bleeding, modified atmosphare packaging using different gas mixtures and superchilling on quality deterioration

Project: Changes in chemical content and yield of herring (Clupea harengus) and blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) under different methods of salting.

Project: The evaluation of functional properties of fish meal
Sri Lanka

Project: Quality of pelagic species as affected by different cooling system

Project: The effects of different cooling techniques on quality parameters of herring in relation to Malaysian fisheries and design of refrigeration system suitable for Malaysian vessels

Project: Study on physical and sensory properties of heat pump dried fish fillets and shrimps

Project: Effects of dry ice and superchilling on quality and shelf life of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) fillets

Project: Traceability and quality in fresh fish export chain: an Icelandic and Capverdian study

Project: Quality changes in salted, rehydrated and dry salted cod (Gadus morhua) products

Project: Methods of pre-cooling for fresh cod (Gadus morhua) and influences on quality during chilled storage at -1.5°C

Project: Comperative study of salting procedures for salted dried Herring (Clupea harengus)
Vietnam

Project: The effects of storing and drying on the quality of cured, salted cod

Project: Quality analysis of dried cod (Gadus morhua) heads along the value chain from Iceland and Nigeria

Project: The effect of smoking methods on the quality of smoked mackerel

Project: Effects of salt and protein injection on yield and quality changes during storage of chilled and frozen saithe fillets

Institution
Matis
Education
PhD
Bio

Sveinn has a BSc in Food Science and PhD in Industrial Engineering.  He has been the CEO of Matis since 2010 and finished the Harvard Business School General Management Program in 2015. Sveinn has supervised MSc and PhD students and plays an active role in science and innovation policy making in Iceland. He is currently a board member of the UNU-FTP

Short courses developed/delivered
Study Tour for key UNU-FTP partners Iceland 2014
Supervision of fellows

Project: Quality control in Cod fishing using a traceability system

Short course development

Lecturer, Supervisor

Institution
UNU-FTP
Education
BSc
Short courses developed/delivered
Quality Management in Fish Drying and Smoking Tanzania 2014

Institution
Promens
Education
PhD
Supervision of fellows
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Project: Conservation of fresh golden redfish (Sebastes marinus) fillets: influence of bleeding, modified atmosphare packaging using different gas mixtures and superchilling on quality deterioration

Project: Methods of pre-cooling for fresh cod (Gadus morhua) and influences on quality during chilled storage at -1.5°C

Supervisor

Supervisor

Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Education
MSc
Bio

Heida Palmadottir has a MSc in chemical engineering from Trondheim University in Norway and a Bachelors degree in education from the University of Iceland.

Supervision of fellows

Project: Preparation for obtaining accreditation of analytical methods regarding quality issues as stated in ISO standard ISO/IEC 17025:1999

Project: Calibration according to ISO/IEC 17025 in the operation of microbiological and chemical laboratories: an exercise in creating control charts for TPC and TVB-N
Cape Verde

Project: Shelf life of herring (Clupea harengus) kept at different temperatures

Project: Quality and stability of Cuban shark liver oil: Comparison with Icelandic cod liver oil
North Korea


Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Education
MSc
Bio

Rósa Jónsdóttir holds an M.Sc. Food Science and works as a project manager and research group leader at the division of Biotechnology and Biomolecules at Matís - Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D.  

Supervision of fellows

Project: Study of the quality management system and product traceability in a fish processing company

Project: Quality and stability of Cuban shark liver oil: Comparison with Icelandic cod liver oil

Supervisor

Supervisor

Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Education
PhD
Bio

Kolbrún Sveinsdóttir has a Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Iceland.

Supervision of fellows

Project: Freshness assessment of herring stored in ice using different methods

Project: Development of a Quality Index Method (QIM) scheme for fresh cod (Gadus morhua) fillets and consumer acceptance
Sierra Leone

Project: Quality changes of fish from catch to processing and during storage with focus on cooling practices and practical application in Sierra Leone

Institution
Marel
Education
PhD
Supervision of fellows
China

Project: Quality Indicators of Northern Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) Stored under Different Cooling Conditions

Project: Effects of dry ice and superchilling on quality and shelf life of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) fillets

Project: Quality changes in salted, rehydrated and dry salted cod (Gadus morhua) products

Project: Comperative study of salting procedures for salted dried Herring (Clupea harengus)
China

Project: Changes in the quality and yield of fish fillets due to temperature fluctuations during processing
North Korea

Project: Effect of chilled temperature and salt concentration on shelf life of Herring (Clupea harengus)

Project: Effects of salt and protein injection on yield and quality changes during storage of chilled and frozen saithe fillets

Supervisor

Lecturer, Supervisor

Institution
Matis
Education
MSc
Bio

Hrolfur Sigurdarsson has a MSc in Food Science from the University of Iceland. In the past, he was worked on projects in cooperation with the Icelandic Development Agency (ICEIDA) and the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) in Sri Lanka.

Supervision of fellows

Project: Quality of water and ice used for fish handling in fishing harbours in Sri Lanka (abstract)

Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute/University of Icelan
Education
PhD
Supervision of fellows

Project: Quality of water and ice used for fish handling in fishing harbours in Sri Lanka (abstract)
China


Supervisor

Lecturer, Supervisor

Institution
Matis
Education
MSc
Bio

Asbjorn has a M.Sc in Food Science from the University of Iceland. Finished courses in business and management at the Continuing Education-University of Iceland 1994.

Supervision of fellows
Vietnam

Project: The effects of storing and drying on the quality of cured, salted cod
North Korea

Project: Effect of chilled temperature and salt concentration on shelf life of Herring (Clupea harengus)

Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Education
PhD
Bio

Eyjólfur Reynisson holds a Ph.D. in microbiology.  He is currently a project leader at Matís working in the division of Food Safety, Environment and Genetics.

Supervision of fellows

Project: Efficiency of cleaning and disinfection on fish contact surfaces
China


Supervisor

Lecturer, Supervisor

Institution
Nha Trang University
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Minh Van Nguyen is a former fellow and scholarship recipient of the UNU-FTP. He completed his doctoral work at the University of Iceland in Food Science and now works at the Nha Trang University in Vietnam.

Supervision of fellows

Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Education
PhD
Supervision of fellows

Project: The effect of smoking methods on the quality of smoked mackerel

Supervisor

Supervisor

Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Education
PhD candidate
Bio

Cyprian Odoli is a former fellow and scholarship recipient of the UNU-FTP. He has worked with the Kenyan Marine Fisheries Research Institute in Mombasa, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Iceland in Food Science.

Supervision of fellows

Institution
Matis
Education
MSc
Bio

Paulina Wasik is a a Ph.D. student in Food Science at the University of Iceland and has been working at Matís since 2010. 

Supervision of fellows
Vietnam


Supervisor

Lecturer, Supervisor

Institution
Matis
Supervision of fellows

Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Supervision of fellows

Lecturer, Supervisor

Lecturer

Supervision of fellows
Vietnam


Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute


Management of Fisheries Companies and Marketing

Supervisor, Specialization leader, Short course development
Research interests:

Dr. Knutson's main research emphasis is on the fish industry - its value chain, structure and collaboration in the industry. His research has focused on the marketing aspects of fisheries management systems and comparison between different fisheries management systems in the world. 


Institution
University of Akureyri
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Ogmundur Knutsson has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and works as the Dean of the School of Business and Science at the University of Akureyri.  He has extensive practical experience within the fisheries industry both inside companies as a manager and as a consultant.  Dr. Knutsson is a board member of the United Nation University Fisheries Training Programme and responsible for the specialist program line on Management of Fisheries companies and marketing.

Supervision of fellows
Gambia

Project: Traditional fish processing and marketing of The Gambia

Project: Management of a new fleet for expansion of fisheries in Cape Verde Islands: a feasibility study

Project: Supply chain analysis for fresh seafood in Haiti

Project: Analysis of profitability of trawl fleet investment in Liberia
North Korea

Project: A financial analysis of Blue mussel farming operations in Iceland: Bláskel - a benchmarking project (ABSTRACT)
Antigua and Barbuda


Supervisor

Institution
University of Akureyri
Bio

Thorgeir is the CEO of Thorp consulting, which offers management and export consultancy. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Reykjavik (2008) and a BSc in Fishery Economics with a Diploma in International Business. 

Short courses developed/delivered
Management of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Procedures for the Caribbean Iceland 2016
Supervision of fellows

Project: Marketing strategy: Vietnamese freshwater shrimp to the United States
Antigua and Barbuda


Institution
University of Akureyri
Education
PhD Candidate
Bio

Hreiðar graduated in biology from University of Iceland and in fisheries biology from University of British Columbia, Canada. He is currently doing his doctoral studies at the University of Akureyri.

Supervision of fellows
China

Project: An assessment on Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) in Icelandic waters. Comparison of the different assessment models and assumptions
Vietnam

Project: Dynamic production model for shrimp stock assessment: a case study of northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) in Hunafloi, Icelandic waters

Project: Monitoring and evaluating the present status of the shrimp trawl fishery off the west coast of Sri Lanka
Vietnam


Project: Stock assessment of shrimp, Pandalus borealis, in Skjálfandi bay northern Iceland

Lecturer, Short course development

Supervisor

Institution
University of Akureyri
Education
PhD
Bio

Prior to his academic career, Arasell worked for a decade for international pharmaceutical companies, and before that for the Benefit Society for Handicapped Children in Iceland. He has a BA-degree in Psychology, MSc in Neurophysiology and a PhD in Biomedicine.

Short courses developed/delivered
Management of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Procedures for the Caribbean Iceland 2016
Leadership in Fisheries Saint Lucia 2013
Leadership in Fisheries Belize 2010

Institution
University of Akureyri
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Einarsson is a professor at the University of Akureyri. He earned a PhD in 1987 from Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Food Science in Sweeden. Hjörleifur has a background in food science and biology. He was a member of the UNU-FTP board from 1997-2002.

Short courses developed/delivered
Fish Handling and Quality Management Namibia 2011
Supervision of fellows

Project: Hygiene indicators (total coliform) in fish processing environment - A case study of a fresh and frozen white fish processing plant.

Project: Preliminary observations on Nutritional and microbiological changes of hot & cold smoked trout

Project: A guide on internal quality control and quality assurance for Tanzania - National Fish Quality Control Laboratory

Project: Guidelines for handling and preservation of fresh fish for further processing in Vietnam
Vietnam

Project: Compliance of Icelandic and Vietnamese fishery sectors with the new EU legislation on food hygiene and official control

Project: An analyisis of quality deterioration at critical steps/points in fish handling in Uganda and Iceland and suggestion for improvement
Bangladesh

Project: Pre- and post - harvest handling and processing procedures for the production of safe and high quality fresh fisheries products in Bangladesh

Project: Alternative methods for fish grading
Bangladesh

Project: Application of real-time qPCR method for detection of Salmonella spp. in shrimp and scallop and its partial validation
China


Lecturer, Supervisor

Institution
University of Akureyri
Short courses developed/delivered
Performance Management and Leadership Malaysia 2011
Leadership in Fisheries Belize 2010
Supervision of fellows

Project: A critical appraisal of the strategy and stricture of the Fishermen's Association in Malaysia

Project: Improving profitability of low profit fishermen's associations in Malaysia

Project: Opportunities for sustainable management of landing facilities in the Anchorages Nilwella and Kottegoda in the Matara region of Sri Lanka

Project: Supply chain analysis for fresh seafood in Haiti

Project: Analysis of profitability of trawl fleet investment in Liberia
North Korea

Project: A financial analysis of Blue mussel farming operations in Iceland: Bláskel - a benchmarking project (ABSTRACT)

Project: Statistical power analysis in fish growth studies


Sustainable Aquaculture

Lecturer, Supervisor, Specialization leader, Short course development
Research interests:

Dr. Thorarensen's research interests include fish physiology, especially the physiology of aquaculture fish. He is currently involved in research projects on the effects of rearing environment on fish, alternative raw materials for fish feed and methods for selective breeding of Arctic charr.


Institution
Holar University College
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Helgi Thorarensen is a professor in the department of aquaculture and fish biology at Holar University College. He received his MSc (1989) and PhD (1994) in biology from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada. After completing his PhD, Helgi was a postdoctoral fellow at Massey University in New Zealand before taking up a position at Holar.

Supervision of fellows

Project: The effects of oxygen saturation and carbon dioxide concentration on the growth and feed conversion of aquaculture fish

Project: The potential of aquaculture in Liberia

Project: Effect of dietary protein levels on growth and protein utilization in juvenile Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)

Project: A case study of small-scale rural aquaculture in Nampula province, Mozambique

Project: Water quality on recirculating aquaculture systems for Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.) culture

Project: The effect of dissolved oxygen on fish growth in aquaculture
Malaysia

Project: Feasibility study of a recirculation aquaculture system
Cameroon

Project: Hatchery design and broodstock management policy as a tool for sustainable aquaculture: case of Cameroon
Mozambique

Project: A survey of small-scale aquaculture in Mozambique

Lecturer, Supervisor, Short course development

Lecturer, Supervisor, Short course development

Institution
Holar Univeristy College
Education
MSc
Bio

Olafur Sigurgeirsson is a biologist who studied at the University of Iceland, and he has an MSc in Aquaculture and fish physiology in University of Oslo Norway. He is an associate professor in aquaculture in the aquaculture and fish biology department of Holar University College. 

Supervision of fellows
Gambia

Project: The effects of substituting fishmeal with rapeseed meal at three protein levels on growth and body composition of Nile tilapia fingerlings (Oreochromis niloticus)

Project: Effect of dietary protein levels on growth and protein utilization in juvenile Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)

Project: Optimal protein ratio for the growth of farmed Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus)

Institution
Reykjavik University
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Pall Jensson, was a Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Iceland 1987-2011, after retirement there he joined Reykjavik University in 2011 where he is now a professor and department head of Engineering Management and Financial Engineering. He holds a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark 1975. He was employed by IBM 1975-1977 and director of Computing Center at the University of Iceland 1977-1987.  P

Supervision of fellows

Project: Profitability assessment: a case study of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) farming in the Lake Victoria basin, Kenya

Project: Profitability analysis of the investment in beam trawlers for Cuban shrimp fisheries
Malaysia

Project: Feasibility study of a recirculation aquaculture system

Project: An economic and production assessment for ornamental fish production in Jamaica
Cameroon


Project: Economic sustainability of small scale Milkfish farming in Tanzania

Project: Economic analysis of small-scale Tilapia aquaculture in Mozambique
Tonga

Project: The Jensson computer model: An option for growth in the fishing industry
Bangladesh

Project: A case study of Carp seed production farm in Bangladesh: feasibility analysis

Supervisor

Institution
Marine Research Institute
Education
MSc
Bio

Agnar Steinarsson is the senior scientist at the Stadur is an aquaculture research station operated by the Marine Research Institute. 

Supervision of fellows
South Africa

Project: The effect of disinfection on survival and feed quality of rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis) and Brine shrimp (Artemia salina)


Marine and inland waters resources assessment and monitoring

Lecturer, Supervisor, Specialization leader
Research interests:

Jónas is a fisheries ecologist at the Marine Research Institute since 2011. His work surrounds the assessment of invertebrate stocks and general biology of invertebrates (Nephrops, Iceland scallop, whelk and crabs).


Institution
Marine Research Institute
Education
MSc
Bio

Jónas Páll Jónasson, has an MSc from the University of Iceland.

Supervision of fellows
Vietnam


Project: Comparative study on the efficiency of three different types of crab pot in Iceland fishing ground

Project: The selectivity and efficiency of two different types of blue crab pot in Cuba

Lecturer

Lecturer, Supervisor, Short course development

Institution
UNU-FTP
Education
PhD

Institution
Marine Research Institute
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Einar Hjorleifsson has a PhD from the University of Rhode Island in Biological Oceanography. He has worked at the Marine Research Institute of Iceland since 1997.

Supervision of fellows
Estonia

Project: Comparison of different stock assessment models using data on the Icelandic summer-spawning herring (Clupea harengus) stock

Project: Life history and stock assessment of the African hind Cephalopholis taeniops (Valenciennes, 1828) in São Vicente- São Nicolau insular shelf of the Cape Verde archipelago

Project: The stock assessment of the Spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) in the southeastern Cuban waters

Project: Northeast Arctic haddock: investigation of uncertainty in stock assessment and improvement projection

Project: Assessment of status of the stock and fishery of Nile perch in Lake Victoria -Uganda

Project: An appraisal of the artisanal and subsistance fisheries monitoring in Fiji islands

Project: The use of surplus production models and length frequency data in stock assessments: explorations using Greenland halibut observations
Saint Lucia

Project: An appraisal of the Fisheries Data Collection System in Saint Lucia

Project: Assessment of Reef and Lagoon Associated Finfish in Samoa (Profish Sites)
Namibia


Lecturer, Supervisor

Supervisor

Institution
Marine Research Institute
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Thordarson has a BSc in ecology from the University of Iceland in 1994 to 1997 and MSc in marine mammal ecology from the same university in 1998 to 2000.  He earned his PhD in fisheries biology from Imperial College, London UK in 2001 to 2005.  From 2005, Dr. Thordarson has been working on stock assessment at at the Marine Research Institute, and has participated extensively in ICES and chaired two assessment working groups.

Supervision of fellows

Project: Modelling and forward projection of Nile perch, Lates niloticus, stock in Lake Victoria using GADGET framework

Project: Aassessment of the Spiny lobster (Panulirus argus, L. 1804) in the northeastern Cuban waters

Project: Seasonal trend and abundance of Sparids in Ghanaian coastal waters: An assessment of the artisanal fisheries sector

Project: A data sampling strategy for coastal herring of Sri Lanka
Indonesia


Project: Evaluation of the sampling scheme for Chub Mackerel (Scomber japonicas, Houttuyn, 1782) in the inshore fishery in Ghana
Namibia

Timor-Leste


Institution
University of Akureyri
Education
PhD
Bio

Doctor of science with a focus on physical oceanography from the University of Bergen, Norway in 1990. Steingrimur has also studied at the State University of New York at Binghampton,
and studied geophysics at University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

Supervision of fellows

Project: Effects of water hyacinth on water quality of Winam Gulf, Lake Victoria

Lecturer, Supervisor

Lecturer, Supervisor

Institution
Marine Research Institute
Education
PhD
Bio

Arni Magnusson is a stock assessment expert and software developer,
currently working at ICES in Copenhagen. He obtained his MS and PhD in
fisheries science at the University of Washington.

Supervision of fellows

Institution
Marine and Freshwater Research Institute
Education
PhD
Supervision of fellows

Lecturer

Lecturer

Institution
Marine Research Institute
Education
PhD

Institution
Marine Research Institute
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Asthorsson is the deputy director of the Marine Research Institute. He holds a BSc in biology from the University of Iceland and a PhD in zoology from the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland. 


Supervisor

Institution
University of Iceland
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Warsha Singh is a former fellow and scholarship recipient of the UNU-FTP. She earned her PhD in Physical Science from the University of Iceland, where she is currently doing post-doctoral research.



Introduction to Fisheries

Lecturer

Lecturer

Institution
Ministry for Industry and Innovation
Education
PhD
Bio

Grimur Valdimarsson holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Iceland (1973) and a Ph.D. in Marine Microbiology from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland (1977).


Lecturer

Lecturer

Institution
UNU-FTP
Education
PhD

Institution
UNU-FTP
Education
MSc, MEd
Bio

I studied at the Teacher College of Iceland (BEd) and at the University of Iceland (biology), and then at Boston University (MEd) and University of Massachusetts-Boston (MSc). Since 1986 I have been involved in teaching and researching in the US and in Iceland. I joined the Marine Research Institute in Iceland in 1996 as a full time staff member and became a research scientist in 1997 researching feeding and natural mortality of juvenile cod and haddock. I joined the UNU-Fisheries Training Programme in 2000 and have worked on planning and administration along with research for the UNU-FTP ever since.


Lecturer

Lecturer

Institution
Holar University College
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Helgi Thorarensen is a professor in the department of aquaculture and fish biology at Holar University College. He received his MSc (1989) and PhD (1994) in biology from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada. After completing his PhD, Helgi was a postdoctoral fellow at Massey University in New Zealand before taking up a position at Holar.

Supervision of fellows

Project: The effects of oxygen saturation and carbon dioxide concentration on the growth and feed conversion of aquaculture fish

Project: The potential of aquaculture in Liberia

Project: Effect of dietary protein levels on growth and protein utilization in juvenile Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)

Project: A case study of small-scale rural aquaculture in Nampula province, Mozambique

Project: Water quality on recirculating aquaculture systems for Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.) culture

Project: The effect of dissolved oxygen on fish growth in aquaculture
Malaysia

Project: Feasibility study of a recirculation aquaculture system
Cameroon

Project: Hatchery design and broodstock management policy as a tool for sustainable aquaculture: case of Cameroon
Mozambique

Project: A survey of small-scale aquaculture in Mozambique

Institution
MATIS-Food Research Institute
Education
PhD
Bio

Sigurjon Arason educated as a chemist from the University of Iceland (UI, 1974) and civil engineering
from DTU in Denmark (1976). Since 2007, he has been Chief Engineer at the Matis.

Short courses developed/delivered
Fish smoking and drying on Lake Tanganyika Tanzania 2015
Supervision of fellows
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Project: Conservation of fresh golden redfish (Sebastes marinus) fillets: influence of bleeding, modified atmosphare packaging using different gas mixtures and superchilling on quality deterioration

Project: Changes in chemical content and yield of herring (Clupea harengus) and blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) under different methods of salting.

Project: The evaluation of functional properties of fish meal
Sri Lanka

Project: Quality of pelagic species as affected by different cooling system

Project: The effects of different cooling techniques on quality parameters of herring in relation to Malaysian fisheries and design of refrigeration system suitable for Malaysian vessels

Project: Study on physical and sensory properties of heat pump dried fish fillets and shrimps

Project: Effects of dry ice and superchilling on quality and shelf life of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) fillets

Project: Traceability and quality in fresh fish export chain: an Icelandic and Capverdian study

Project: Quality changes in salted, rehydrated and dry salted cod (Gadus morhua) products

Project: Methods of pre-cooling for fresh cod (Gadus morhua) and influences on quality during chilled storage at -1.5°C

Project: Comperative study of salting procedures for salted dried Herring (Clupea harengus)
Vietnam

Project: The effects of storing and drying on the quality of cured, salted cod

Project: Quality analysis of dried cod (Gadus morhua) heads along the value chain from Iceland and Nigeria

Project: The effect of smoking methods on the quality of smoked mackerel

Project: Effects of salt and protein injection on yield and quality changes during storage of chilled and frozen saithe fillets

Lecturer

Lecturer

Institution
Marine Research Institute
Education
PhD
Bio

Dr. Thordarson has a BSc in ecology from the University of Iceland in 1994 to 1997 and MSc in marine mammal ecology from the same university in 1998 to 2000.  He earned his PhD in fisheries biology from Imperial College, London UK in 2001 to 2005.  From 2005, Dr. Thordarson has been working on stock assessment at at the Marine Research Institute, and has participated extensively in ICES and chaired two assessment working groups.

Supervision of fellows

Project: Modelling and forward projection of Nile perch, Lates niloticus, stock in Lake Victoria using GADGET framework

Project: Aassessment of the Spiny lobster (Panulirus argus, L. 1804) in the northeastern Cuban waters

Project: Seasonal trend and abundance of Sparids in Ghanaian coastal waters: An assessment of the artisanal fisheries sector

Project: A data sampling strategy for coastal herring of Sri Lanka
Indonesia


Project: Evaluation of the sampling scheme for Chub Mackerel (Scomber japonicas, Houttuyn, 1782) in the inshore fishery in Ghana
Namibia

Timor-Leste


Institution
University of Akureyri
Education
PhD
Bio

Doctor of science with a focus on physical oceanography from the University of Bergen, Norway in 1990. Steingrimur has also studied at the State University of New York at Binghampton,
and studied geophysics at University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

Supervision of fellows

Project: Effects of water hyacinth on water quality of Winam Gulf, Lake Victoria

Lecturer

Lecturer

Education
PhD
Bio

Guðjon Atli Auðunsson holds a B.Sc. in chemistry from University of Iceland, October 1978. His PhD is in analytical chemistry and was granted from the Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Lund, Sweden, March 1988.

Supervision of fellows
China

Project: Mass balance and water quality in aquaculture tanks

Project: Assessment of impact of sewage effluents on coastal water quality in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Project: Impact of cage culture on sediment chemistry: A case study in Mjoifjordur

Institution
Marine Research Institute
Education
PhD


Division

UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

Fisheries training programme
Skulagata 4
IS - 121 Reykjavik,Iceland
unu@unuftp.is