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GRÓ-FTP fellows on a road trip

12 October 2021
Fellows outside the Herring Era museum in Siglufjörður
Fellows outside the Herring Era museum in Siglufjörður

The introductory part of the GRÓ-FTP six-month training programme traditionally draws to a close with a trip to the north of Iceland and an introduction to fisheries in Akureyri and surrounding areas. FTP´s group of 28 fellows participate in a busy but interesting schedule involving lecture days in the University of Akureyri, fishing industry site visits, field trips and excursions to places of interest in the surrounding area. On completion of the northern trip, the introductory module is concluded, with the aim that fellows have gained a holistic view of fisheries from both their home country´s perspective and a regional /international one. The fellows then join one of four specialist lines, settling into a more intensive study programme at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Matís Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D, Hólar University College and the University of Akureyri. See the photo album link below for highlights of the road trip.

Road trip north