"Science is the art of telling true stories. Of course, the truth in the stories of science is not an absolute truth. It is subject to change as new evidence comes into play. So all we can do is try to stay at the level of the state-of-the-art, as it is said."
During the symposium "TOOL-KIT FOR SURVIVALISM AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD" from May 20th - 22nd, that is part of the project "Frontiers in Retreat", Martin Gasser, geologist of Breiðdalssetur, is holding a lecture about the geology of East Iceland at Skaffell Center fro Visual Art in Seyðisfjörður.
Ómar Bjarki Smárason, (Stapi) - Jarðhitaleit á Austurlandi í 20 ár-pdf (Geothermal heat in East Iceland, in Icelandic)
Ármann Höskuldsson, (HÍ) - Eldfjöll í hafi og hafsbotnsrannsóknir við Ísland á 21 öld-video (Sea floor research Iceland, in Icelandic)
Þorvaldur Þórðarson, (HÍ) - Yfirlit um rannsóknir Walkers í Kyrrahafslöndum-pdf (Walker's research on the Pacific area, in Icelandic)
News in Austurfrétt press (in Icelandic)
Article in Glettingur paper about the event (in Icelandic)
Presentations as pdf (in Icelandic):
At Helgustaðanáma quarry on August 29th 2015
The geologists of Breiðdalssetur hold a short lecture about the actual situation of the eruption of Holuhraun volcanic eruption at the University of Bern for the participants of the excursion that is organized by Breiðdalssetur next summer (2015).
Friday 29th April, 12:15 Leó Kristjánsson is holding a lecture about Iceland spar in East Iceland, its use and importance. Leó Kristjánsson is geophysicist at the University of Iceland. The last 16 years he has collected data about the use of Iceland spar crystals in science. Most of these crystals came from Helgustaðir, East Iceland until around 1900. The crystals contributed a lot to the discovery of optics and more. With the discovery of the so called Nicol-prism that is built of 2 Iceland spar crystals that were used in all optical instruments in different fields of natural sciences, it is sure that Icelandic Iceland spar accelerated many technical progresses and discoveries that seem self-evident to mankind today. Everybody welcome.
Iceland Spar from Breiðdalur valley