Reykjavík

Our headquarters are located at Skúlagata 4 in central Reykjavík, Iceland's capital. Approximately 2/3 of the institute's employees are based there. At Skúlagata there are specialised laboratories, information centre, library, and an auditorium. 

The Institute operates warehouse and storages by the harbour. The home harbour of our two research vessels is in Reykjavík.

In 2019 our operations in Reykjavík are scheduled to move to new custom-made facilities in the town of Hafnarfjörður.

MFRI Reykjavík

Headquarters Warehouse
Skúlagata 4 Grandagarður 18
101 Reykjavík 101 Reykjavík
Iceland Iceland
Tel.: +354 575 2000  
Employees
Name Job Title Email
Aðalbjörg Jónsdóttir Biologist
Aðalbjörg Jónsdóttir
Biologist

Specialisation: sampling - age verification

Agnar Már Sigurðsson Researcher
Agnar Már Sigurðsson
Researcher

Specialisation: sampling - age verification

Agnes Eydal Biologist

Specialisation: zooplankton

Agnes-Katharina Kreiling Líffræðingur
Agnes-Katharina Kreiling
Líffræðingur

Starfssvið: sérverkefni í ferskvatni

Alexander Jónsson Bókari
Alexander Jónsson
Bókari

Starfssvið: Bókhald

Alice Benoit-Cattin Chemist

Starfssvið: efnamælingar

Andreas Macrander Oceanographer
Andreas Macrander
Oceanographer

Starfssvið: haffræði

Anika Karen Guðlaugsdóttir Fisheries Biologist
Anika Karen Guðlaugsdóttir
Fisheries Biologist

Specialisation: invertebrates - stock assessment

Anna Heiða Ólafsdóttir Fisheries Biologist
Anna Heiða Ólafsdóttir
Fisheries Biologist

Specialisation: pelagic ecosystem - mackerel - blue whiting - somatic growth - fisheries acoustics

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Atli Bryngeirsson Húsvörður
Atli Bryngeirsson
Húsvörður
Auður Súsanna Bjarnadóttir Biologist
Auður Súsanna Bjarnadóttir
Biologist

Specialisation: sampling - age verification

Ásgeir Gunnarsson Fisheries Biologist
Ásgeir Gunnarsson
Fisheries Biologist

Research area: fertility and behaviour of benthic species - stock assessment - catfish - spotted wolffish

Publications

 

Ástþór Gíslason Marine Biologist
Ástþór Gíslason
Marine Biologist

Specialisation: Zooplankton ecology, seasonal dynamics, overwintering strategies and life history of zooplankton, trophic relationships and feeding of planktivorous fish, long-term changes of marine zooplankton, automatic identification of zooplankton (ZooImage), distribution of zooplankton by acoustics and VPR (Video Plankton Recorder.

Education: PhD frá University of Oslo, 2002
MSc frá University of Oslo, 1987
MA frá University of Oslo, 1978

Publication

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Bárður Jón Grímsson Fleet Operations
Bárður Jón Grímsson
Fleet Operations
Beata Wawiernia office manager (temporary)
Beata Wawiernia
office manager (temporary)
Bergdís Linda Kjartansdóttir HR Specialist
Bergdís Linda Kjartansdóttir
HR Specialist

Specialisation: HR Specialist and Payroll Representative 

Education: MSc Human resource management, University of Iceland 2018
Pedagogy and learning studies (Upper Secondary School Teacher Certification), University of Iceland 2006
BA Icelandic litterature and language, University of Iceland 2005

Birkir Bárðarson Fisheries Biologist
Birkir Bárðarson
Fisheries Biologist

Specialisation: capelin

Bjarki Þór Elvarsson Statistician
Bjarki Þór Elvarsson
Statistician

Specialisation: stock assessment - modeling

Björgvin Bragason Cook/Deckhand
Björgvin Bragason
Cook/Deckhand
Björn Björnsson Fisheries Scientist
Björn Björnsson
Fisheries Scientist
Björn Darri Sigurðarson Programmer
Björn Darri Sigurðarson
Programmer
Björn Guðjónsson Computer Scientist
Björn Guðjónsson
Computer Scientist
Björn Sigurðarson Electronics Engineer
Björn Sigurðarson
Electronics Engineer
Bylgja Sif Jónsdóttir Biologist
Bylgja Sif Jónsdóttir
Biologist

Specialisation: benthic species

Christophe Pampoulie Marine Genomics and Genetics
Christophe Pampoulie
Marine Genomics and Genetics

Specialisation: marine genetics and genomics

Publications

Davíð Þór Óðinsson Geologist
Davíð Þór Óðinsson
Geologist
Díana Guðmundsdóttir Biologist
Díana Guðmundsdóttir
Biologist

Specialisation: age verification - imaging

Einar Hjörleifsson Marine Biologist
Einar Hjörleifsson
Marine Biologist

Specialisation: stock assessment (cod)

Elzbieta Baranowska Fisheries Biologist
Elzbieta Baranowska
Fisheries Biologist

Specialisation:: benthic species - stock assessment 

Eydís H. Njarðardóttir Researcher
Eydís H. Njarðardóttir
Researcher

Starfssvið: ferskvatnslífríki, fiskmerkingar, gagnavinnsla, sýnataka, innsláttur gagna

Menntun: Stúdentspróf, Fjölbrautaskóli Vesturlands, 1989

Eydís Salome Eiríksdóttir Jarðefnafræðingur
Eydís Salome Eiríksdóttir
Jarðefnafræðingur
Eygló Ólafsdóttir Field Biologist
Eygló Ólafsdóttir
Field Biologist
Eyrún Jónsdóttir Accountant
Eyrún Jónsdóttir
Accountant
Filipa Isabel Pereira Samarra Ecologist
Filipa Isabel Pereira Samarra
Ecologist

Specialisation: Behavioural ecology focusing particularly on killer whale social, foraging and acoustic behaviour, trophic ecology and population biology

Menntun: PhD in Biology, University of St Andrews (UK) 2007-2011 
MSc in Environmental Biology (with Distinction), University of St Andrews (UK) 2004-2005 
BS in Biology, University of the Azores (Portugal) 2000-2004

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Publications

 

Fjóla Rut Svavarsdóttir Biologist
Fjóla Rut Svavarsdóttir
Biologist

Í leyfi.

Friðþjófur Árnason Biologist
Friðþjófur Árnason
Biologist
Gerður Pálsdóttir Researcher
Gerður Pálsdóttir
Researcher

Specialisation: age verification - data input

Gísli Arnór Víkingsson Marine Biologist
Gísli Arnór Víkingsson
Marine Biologist

Specialisation: Cetacean research, whales, dolphins, porpoises, biology, population assessment, ecology, behaviour

Education: PhD (Baleen whale ecology), University of Tromsø, 2016
MSc in Zoology (Behavioural Ecology), University of Copenhagen, 1985
B.S. in Biology, University of Iceland, 1979

Publications

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Guðjón Már Sigurðsson Fisheries Biologist
Guðjón Már Sigurðsson
Fisheries Biologist

Specialisation: flatfish - bycatch - discard estimation - stock assessment

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Guðmunda Björg Þórðardóttir Geographer and Environmental Scientist
Guðmunda Björg Þórðardóttir
Geographer and Environmental Scientist

Starfssvið: veiðibækur lax- og silungsveiði

 

Guðmundur Óskarsson Head of Division
Guðmundur Óskarsson
Head of Division

Specialisation: herring - pelagic biota

Guðmundur Þórðarson Head of Division
Guðmundur Þórðarson
Head of Division
Guðni Guðbergsson Head of Division

Sérsvið: ferskvatnsfiskar

Feril- og ritaskrá

 

Guðrún Finnbogadóttir Biologist
Guðrún Finnbogadóttir
Biologist

Specialisation: age verification

Guðrún G. Þórarinsdóttir Marine Biologist
Guðrún G. Þórarinsdóttir
Marine Biologist

Specialisation: invertebrates - stock assessment

Education: PhD from the Faculty of Science at The University of Aarhus, Denmark in 1993
MSc in marine biology from the Faculty of Science at The University of Aarhus, Denmark in 1987
A degree in pedagogy from the University of Iceland in 1983
BSc in biology from the University of Iceland in 1981

Ritaskrá

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Guðrún Helgadóttir Marine Geologist
Guðrún Helgadóttir
Marine Geologist

Specialisation: seabed mapping

Gunnar Örvarsson Computer Scientist
Gunnar Örvarsson
Computer Scientist

Specialisation: system administration

Gunnhildur Vigdís Bogadóttir Researcher
Gunnhildur Vigdís Bogadóttir
Researcher

Specialisation: sampling - data input

Hafsteinn Grétar Guðfinnsson Marine Biologist
Hafsteinn Grétar Guðfinnsson
Marine Biologist

Specialisation: phytoplankton

Halldór Tyrfingsson Biologist
Halldór Tyrfingsson
Biologist
Haraldur Arnar Einarsson Fisheries Biologist
Haraldur Arnar Einarsson
Fisheries Biologist

Specialisation: fishing gear research

Hildur Pétursdóttir Marine Ecologist
Hildur Pétursdóttir
Marine Ecologist

Specialisation: zooplankton

Hlynur Bárðarson Biologist
Hrönn Egilsdóttir Marine Ecologist
Hrönn Egilsdóttir
Marine Ecologist

Specialisation: habitat mapping - ocean acidification

Publications

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Hörður Birgir Hafsteinsson Háseti
Hörður Birgir Hafsteinsson
Háseti
Section Crew
Hörður Hauksson Computer Scientist
Hörður Hauksson
Computer Scientist

Field of work: Computer Scientist, Software Development

Education: Master of Science (MSc), Computer Science, Reykjavik University 2013

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Höskuldur Björnsson Engineer
Höskuldur Björnsson
Engineer

Specialisation: stock assessment (saithe, catfish)

Ingi Rúnar Jónsson Biologist
Ingibjörg G. Jónsdóttir Marine Ecologist
Ingibjörg G. Jónsdóttir
Marine Ecologist

Specialisation: invertebrates - marine ecology - stock assessment

Publications

Iris Hansen Geologist
Jacek Sliwinski Technician
Jóhann Ármann Gíslason Researcher
Jóhann Ármann Gíslason
Researcher

Specialisation: sampling

Jóhanna Margrét Haraldsdóttir Researcher
Jóhanna Margrét Haraldsdóttir
Researcher
Jón Hlöðver Friðriksson Stærðfræðingur
Jón Hlöðver Friðriksson
Stærðfræðingur
Jón Ingvar Jónsson
Jón Ingvar Jónsson
Section Crew
Jón S. Ólafsson Limnologist
Jón S. Ólafsson
Limnologist
Jón Sólmundsson Fisheries Biologist
Jón Sólmundsson
Fisheries Biologist

Specialisiation: groundfish biology – groundfish surveys – fish communities – fisheries advice

Education: MSc. Fish Ecology, University of Iceland 2003
BSc Marine Biology, University of Iceland 1993
BSc Biology, University of Iceland 1991

Publications

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Jónas Páll Jónasson Fisheries Biologist
Jónas Páll Jónasson
Fisheries Biologist

Specialisation: nephropsscallop - invertebrates

Publications

Julian Mariano Burgos Marine Ecologist
Julian Mariano Burgos
Marine Ecologist

Specialisation: Benthic habitat mapping, vulnerable marine ecosystems, and risk assessment

Education: PhD from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Science at the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington, USA)
MSc in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
BS in Biological Sciences from the National University of Patagonia (Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina)

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Publications

Julie Ingham Office Administration
Julie Ingham
Office Administration
Karl Gunnarsson Biologist
Klara Björg Jakobsdóttir Fisheries Biologist
Klara Björg Jakobsdóttir
Fisheries Biologist

Specialisation: chondrichthyes - deep-sea fish

Kristinn Guðmundsson Marine Biologist
Kristinn Guðmundsson
Marine Biologist

Specialisation: marine ecology - phytoplankton/microbes - primary productivity - chlorophyll-a/pigments - ocean colours/satellite data - underway flow-through measurements

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Publications

Kristinn Guðnason Engineer

Starfssvið: líkanagerð

Kristín Jóhanna Valsdóttir Náttúrufræðingur
Kristín Jóhanna Valsdóttir
Náttúrufræðingur

Specialisation: phytoplankton

Kristján Kristinsson Marine Biologist
Kristján Kristinsson
Marine Biologist

Specialisation: benthic species - stock survey - stock assessment

Leó Alexander Guðmundsson Biologist
Lilja Gunnarsdóttir Líffræðingur
Lilja Gunnarsdóttir
Líffræðingur
Lísa Anne Libungan Marine Ecologist
Lísa Anne Libungan
Marine Ecologist

Specialisation: zooplankton - herring - ecology

Publications 

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Magnús Danielsen Náttúrufræðingur
Magnús Danielsen
Náttúrufræðingur

Specialisation: hydrographic measurements

Magnús Thorlacius Fisheries Biologist
Magnús Thorlacius
Fisheries Biologist

Specialisation: Stock assessment, fish tagging, and the effects of environmental changes on stock size, distribution and migration/dispersal

Education: PhD in Ecology, Umeå University, Sweden 2016
MSc in Ecology and Conservation, Uppsala University, Sweden 2011
BSc in Biology, University of Iceland, 2009

Publication

Research Gate

Mary Frances Davidson Deputy Director
Mary Frances Davidson
Deputy Director
Njáll Hafsteinn Jóhannsson
Njáll Hafsteinn Jóhannsson
Pamela Woods Fisheries Scientist
Pamela Woods
Fisheries Scientist

Specialisation: stock assessment - modeling

Education: PhD, joint between the University of Iceland (Háskóli Íslands), Dept of Biology ( lífræði) and University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science
MSc from University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science
BA from Boston University, Marine Program

Publication

Páll Böðvar Valgeirsson Researcher
Páll Böðvar Valgeirsson
Researcher

Specialisation: sampling

Páll Reynisson Engineer

Starfssvið: bergmálstækni

Petrún Sigurðardóttir Biologist
Petrún Sigurðardóttir
Biologist
Rafn Sigurðsson Programmer

Specialisation: databases - programming

Ragnar Jóhannsson Head of Division

Research area: aquaculture - aquacultural engineering - molecular biology - chemistry - biotechnology - process design

Publications

Ragnhildur Ólafsdóttir Researcher
Ragnhildur Ólafsdóttir
Researcher

Specialisation: sampling - age verification

Ragnhildur Þ. Magnúsdóttir Biologist
Ragnhildur Þ. Magnúsdóttir
Biologist
Rakel Guðmundsdóttir Freshwater Ecologist
Rakel Guðmundsdóttir
Freshwater Ecologist

Specialisation: Environmental impacts from aquaculture, EU Water Framework Directive, freshwater algae

Publications

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Sif Guðmundsdóttir Biologist
Sif Guðmundsdóttir
Biologist

Specialisation: sampling - age verification

Education: BS in biology from the University of Iceland 1998

Sigfús Jóhannesson Researcher

Specialisation: data input

Sigrún Jóhannsdóttir Biologist

Specialisation: data processing - age verification

Sigurborg Jóhannsdóttir Web director and Publication
Sigurborg Jóhannsdóttir
Web director and Publication

Starfssvið: Vefstjórn, útgáfa Haf- og vatnarannsókna, útgáfa Kvers og ársskýrsla

Menntun: Diplóma, 60e á meistarastigi frá HÍ 2019
BEd frá KHÍ 1991
Grafíker frá MHÍ 1989

 

Sigurður Guðjónsson Director
Sigurður Óskar Helgason Biologist
Sigurður Óskar Helgason
Biologist
Sigurður Þór Jónsson Fisheries Biologist
Sigurður Þór Jónsson
Fisheries Biologist

Specialisation:: capelin

Sigurjón Haraldsson Deckhand
Sigurjón Haraldsson
Deckhand
Sigurlína Gunnarsdóttir Librarian
Sigurlína Gunnarsdóttir
Librarian

Specialisation: fish tags - sampling - data input

Sigurvin Bjarnason Biologist

Specialisation: Capelin- Biology and acoustics

Education: MSc in Marine biology from the University of Iceland 2016

Publication

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Sigvaldi Árnason Verkfræðingur
Sigvaldi Árnason
Verkfræðingur
Sigvaldi Egill Lárusson CFO
Skúli Hermannsson Netamaður
Skúli Hermannsson
Netamaður
Section Crew
Sóley Gréta Morthens Research and Development Director
Sóley Gréta Morthens
Research and Development Director
Sólrún Sigurgeirsdóttir Biologist
Sólrún Sigurgeirsdóttir
Biologist

Specialisation: zooplankton

Sólveig Rósa Ólafsdóttir Efnafræðingur
Sólveig Rósa Ólafsdóttir
Efnafræðingur
Stefán Áki Ragnarsson Marine Ecologist
Stefán Áki Ragnarsson
Marine Ecologist

Í leyfi

Starfssvið: hryggleysingjar - áhrif veiðarfæra á búsvæði

Ritaskrá

Stefán Úlfarsson Project Manager
Stefán Úlfarsson
Project Manager

Specialisation: Fisheries Training Programme, project manager

Education: MSc in economics from School of Oriental and African Studies, London 2001
MSc in fisheries science from University of Iceland 1999
BA in political science from University of Iceland 1995.

Steinunn Hilma Ólafsdóttir Marine Ecologist
Steinunn Hilma Ólafsdóttir
Marine Ecologist

Specialisation: habitat mapping

Svandís Eva Aradóttir Biologist
Svandís Eva Aradóttir
Biologist

Starfssvið: sýnavinnsla

Svanhildur Egilsdóttir Ljósmyndari
Svanhildur Egilsdóttir
Ljósmyndari

Specialisation: photography

Publications

Sverrir Daníel Halldórsson Biologist
Sverrir Daníel Halldórsson
Biologist

Specialisation: whales

Publications

Sæunn K. Erlingsdóttir Researcher
Sæunn K. Erlingsdóttir
Researcher
Teresa Sofia Giesta da Silva Researcher
Teresa Sofia Giesta da Silva
Researcher

Specialisation: zooplankton

Theodór Kristjánsson Specialist in genetics
Theodór Kristjánsson
Specialist in genetics

Specialisation: genetics

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Tumi Tómasson Senior Advisor
Tumi Tómasson
Senior Advisor
Valerie Chosson Biologist

Specialisation:: genetics - whales - whale photo ID

Publications

Warsha Singh Ecologist
Þorvaldur Gunnlaugsson Specialist
Þorvaldur Gunnlaugsson
Specialist

Specialisation: whales - stock assessment

Publications

Þór Heiðar Ásgeirsson Director
Þór Heiðar Ásgeirsson
Director
Þóra Vignisdóttir Office Manager
Þóra Vignisdóttir
Office Manager
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