Ermond Workshop May 2014


The Kick-off meeting of the Ermond project was held at Hotel Glymur, Iceland, May 22-23, 2014.

Thirteen participants took part in discussions forming the framework of the Ermond project and revision of budget.

Agenda of  the Kick-off meeting

Wednesday May 21 2015
Arrival of participants

Thursday May 22
08:30-10:00 – Welcome, introduction of participants
10:30-11:00 – Project plan. Gudmundur Halldórsson
11:00-11:30 – Ecosystem restoration and natural hazards. Ása L. Aradóttir
11:30-12:00 – Discussions
13:00-13:30 – Forest resilience to storms. Karoliina Pilli-Shivola
13:30-14:00 – Ecosystem resilience against volcanic eruptions. Anna María Ágústsdóttir
14:00-14:30 – Natural hazards in Iceland. Sigrún Karlsdóttir
14:30-15:30 – Discussions
16:00-18:00 – Natural hazards in the Nordic Countries – what data do we need and where can we get it? – Inputs from partners – discussions

Friday May 23
08:00-08:15 – Opening
08:15-10:00 – Status of ecosystems in the Nordic countries and effects on natural hazards – what data do we need and where can we get it? – Inputs from partners – discussions
10:30-12:00 – Overview of natural hazards in the Nordic countries and strategic use of ecosystem restoration/management to reduce the effects of such hazards – This is a report/paper(s) we promised to deliver. How do we do this and what kind of paper (report/peer reviewed paper(s))? – Inputs from partners – discussions
13:00-14:00 – Project plan 2014, funding
14:00-15:00 – Applications
15:30-16:00 – Concluding remarks, closing of meeting

Field excursion day took place after the meeting in West-Iceland. Various topics were covered on the way: Ecosystems, degradation, land use, and ecosystem restoration and the effects of land use and manmade constructions on wildlife, Ramsar site, wetlands, agriculture and culture. Photos from the field excursion are in the photo gallery.