GRÓ LRT fellows at Arnarstapi
26 June 2023

Excursion to Snæfellsnes Peninsula

The GRÓ LRT fellows went on a one-day excursion to Snæfellsnes Peninsula last week. The focus of this excursion was on the relationship between humans and their natural environment; delving into integration of conservation and wise use of natural resources while meeting the needs of local communities. Also on the excursion were our Erasmus+ guests from the National University of Lesotho (NUL).
Dr Thamae, Mrs Marunye and Professor George from the National University of Lesotho
21 June 2023

Collaborators from the National University of Lesotho visit GRÓ LRT

This week, GRÓ LRT has the honour to welcome three representatives from the National University of Lesotho (NUL): Professor Mosotho Joseph George, from the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Technology and Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, Dr Mamohau Elizabeth Thamae, Senior Lecturer and Acting Director of the Water Institute at NUL, and Mrs Rethabile Joalane Marunye, Lecturer & Head of Department of Geography and Environmental Science.
Vasila Sharipova from Uzbekistan presenting her project proposal
16 June 2023

GRÓ LRT fellows present their project proposals

Today, the GRÓ LRT fellows introduced their individual projects, which will shape their work throughout the remaining duration of the GRÓ LRT six-month training programme.
GRÓ LRT fellows with two SCSI specialists: Dr Magnús H. Jóhannsson and Guðný Rut Guðnadóttir
12 May 2023

Visit to SCSI in Gunnarsholt

This week, the GRÓ LRT fellows visited the headquarters of the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland (SCSI) in Gunnarsholt, South Iceland. During the visit, the fellows gained valuable insights into SCSI's work, operations, and the agency's rich history.
4 May 2023

ELD guest lecturer at GRÓ LRT

Dr Richard Thomas, the Scientific Coordinator of the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative, delivered a two-day course on the economics of land dynamics as part of the six-month training programme at GRÓ LRT this week. In his lectures, Dr Thomas introduced the ELD approach and methodology leading to a cost-benefit analysis of sustainable land management options.
28 April 2023

Field excursion to the southeast of Iceland

The GRÓ LRT fellows went on a three-day excursion to the south and southeast of Iceland this week. The focus of this excursion was on climate change and its effects on ecosystems and societies.