Sustainable Uses of Icelandic Coastal Zones: Opportunities and Threats
Chairman: Jóhann Sigurjónsson, The Icelandic Marine Research Institute
Sunday 31. August
13.00-15.00 Research on Nature and Use of Coastal Zones
Opening of the Symposium: Einar K. Guðfinnsson, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture
Steingrímur Jónsson. University of Akureyri/ The Icelandic Marine Research Institute. Oceanography of Icelandic Fjords
Guðbjörg Ásta Ólafsdóttir. Research Centre of the Westfjords. The Coastal Benthic Habitat and its Importance for Juvenile Marine Fish
Þorleifur Eiríksson. Westfjords Natural History Institute. Research on the Biology of the Coastal Zone of Iceland
Erla Björk Örnólfsdóttir. Vör, Marine Research Institute at Breiðafjörður. Coastal Environment and Food Web Studies
Jón Gunnar Schram. Matís, Icelandic Food Research. Cage Fish Farming in Coastal Waters; History, Success, Environmental Aspects and Future Prospects
Þorleifur Ágústsson. Matís, Icelandic food research. Fish Farming
14.45-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-15.55 Discussions: Research on Nature and Use of Coastal Zones
16.00 The Opening Ceremony for the Master's Program in Coastal and Marine Management
Monday 1. September
8.30-9.30 Planning of Coastal Areas
Salvör Jónsdóttir. Alta, Planning Office and Consultation. Land Use Planning and Coastal Management in Iceland: Opportunities for Integration
Birna Björk Árnadóttir. The National Planning Agency. The Icelandic National Planning Agency and Coastal Zones
Gunnar Páll Eydal. Eik, Planning Office and Consultation. Regional Planning in the Westfjords
Sigríður Ólafsdóttir. The University Centre of the Westfjords. Skerjafjörður: Condition, Management and Sustainable Use
9.30-9.50 Discussion: Planning of Coastal Areas.
9.50-10.20 Coffee break.
10.20-11.50 Governance of Coastal Areas.
Helgi Jenssen. The Environmental Agency of Iceland. Icelandic Coastal Zones in Relation to the EU Water Framework Directive and the Marine Directive.
Guðríður Þorvarðardóttir. The Environmental Agency of Iceland. Nature Conservation at Coastal and Marine Areas.
Gísli Viggósson. Icelandic Maritime Administration. Coastal and Marine Management: Brief Description on Research Activities at IMA.
Halldór Björnsson. Icelandic Meteorological office. Climate Change and Coastal Issues.
Keith Mercer. Marine Institute of Memorial University. Canada's Oceans Act.
Rodrigo Menafra. University of the Republic of Uruguay and Dalhousie University. Capacity Building for Integrated Coastal Management (ICM).
11.50-12.20 Discussion: Governance of Coastal Areas.
12.20-12.30 Roundup and Symposiums End