News

30 July 2021

Beatrice Dossah, GRÓ LRT scholarship recipient, graduates from University of Iceland

Beatrice Dossah from Ghana and a former GRÓ LRT fellow (2017), graduated in June with an MSc in Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Iceland. After completing her six-month training in Iceland, she was accepted to the MSc programme at the University of Iceland in 2019 and granted a GRÓ LRT scholarship for post-graduate studies in Iceland.
15 July 2021

GRÓ GEST facilitates Teaching Gender to Youth with Girls of A Feather, St. Lucia

GRÓ GEST had the pleasure of facilitating a two-day online version of the short course Teaching Gender to Youth, in partnership with Girls of A Feather in St. Lucia on 12-13 July.
Nína Björk Jónsdóttir, the new Director General of the GRÓ Centre
7 July 2021

New Director General of the GRÓ Centre

Nína Björk Jónsdóttir is the new Director General of the GRÓ Centre.
2 July 2021

Field excursion with climate change focus

This week GRÓ LRT fellows went on a three-day excursion to the south and southeast of Iceland. The focus was on climate change and its effects on ecosystems and societies. The fellows visited Visitor Centres of the Vatnajökull National Park and learned about the parks natural and cultural heritage. They walked up to the Skaftafellsjökull outlet glacier and observed how the glacier has retreated for last 100 years and how the rate of retreat and thinning has increased in the last decades.
18 June 2021

Home country seminar of the GRÓ GTP Fellows

On Monday 21 June, the Fellows participating in the Six Month Training Programme will make a short presentation on geothermal development and utilisation in their home countries.
From left: Stefan Úlfarsson, Mary Frances Davidson, Julie Ingham, Nína Björk Jónsdóttir, Jón Karl Ólafsson, Þór Ásgerisson
18 June 2021

Visit from new GRÓ Director General

This week, the Fisheries Training Programme was pleased to welcome the newly appointed Director General for the GRÓ Centre, Ms. Nína Björk Jónsdóttir. Ms. Jónsdóttir and Mr Jón Karl Ólafsson, Chairman of the GRÓ Board, were welcomed by thh GRÓ-FTP staff, who introduced the programme and its new facility at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute in Hafnarfjörður.