Ermond workshop May 2015

Askell_afFacebookYfirlitsmyndafhopWorkshopMay2015ERMOND-Evrest – Meetings & workshops held in Gunnarsholt, Iceland, 18-22 May 2015

Agenda

Monday May 18, 2015

Theme: Use of ecological restoration for mitigation of floods and enhancing birdlife diversity
16:30 Departure from Keflavik airport
17:30-18:30 Visit to Friðland in Flói, restored wetland
19:00-20:00 Dinner at Eyrarbakki village
21:00 Arrival in Gunnarsholt

Tuesday May 19, 2015

09:00-10:00 Welcome – Introduction of the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland
10:00-15:00 a) Evrest project meeting – project status – Evrest paper – activities
10:00-15:00 b) ERMOND – Natural disaster core group meeting. This is a meeting of specialists from different countries on natural disasters, which data we need from different countries and how we get them
15:00-18:00 Database of natural disasters and ecosystem resilience in the Nordic countries. This is a meeting of the whole group on the database, concerning both natural disasters and status of ecosystems in relation to natural disasters. This is the first step in collating an overview of natural disasters and status of ecosystems in relation to natural disasters, which the group will deliver to NCM by the end of the project.

Wednesday May 20, 2015

08:00-15:00 Database of natural disasters and ecosystem resilience in the Nordic countries cont.
15:00-18:00 ERMOND project meeting – project status – discussion

Thursday May 21, 2015

08:00-18:00 Planning of ERMOND case studies: a) Case study on floods, b) Case study of resilience of forests to storms and c) case studies of resilience of ecosystems to tephra fall. Work on planning the last case study is well on its way, but the other case studies have only been loosely planned. We need to finish the planning of these studies during the workshop.

Friday May 22, 2015

Theme: Use of ecological restoration for mitigation of volcanic ash deposition

08:00-08:20 Volcano in the backyard! History of ecosystem degradation in the vicinity of Mt. Hekla – Friðþór Sófus Sigurmundsson
08:20-08:40 The Hekluskógar project, history, present status – Hreinn Óskarsson
08:40-09:00 Modelling distribution of tephra fall-out from Mt. Hekla – Sara Barsotti
09:00-09:20 Wind and water distribution of tephra –Anna María Ágústsdóttir

10:30 Departure for field visit.

Hekluskógar site inspection and disscussions
11:00-12:00 Hekluskógar – visit to Svínhagi: lessons from 8 years old birch groves.
12:30-14:00 Hekluskógar – visit to Næfurholt: lessons from enhancing birch distribution from old groves
14:30-15:30 Hekluskógar – visit to Leirdalur: the moving sand.

Departure to Keflavík air port.

Field tours. (A) Keflavik airport; (B) Friðland in Flói, Eyrarbakki; (C) Gunnarsholt; (D) Hekluskogar field sites—Svínhagi, Næfurholt, Leirdalur; (E) Þjórsárdalur; (F) Þingvellir; (G) Reykjavík. Blue line shows the route.
Field tours. (A) Keflavik airport; (B) Friðland in Flói, Eyrarbakki; (C) Gunnarsholt; (D) Hekluskogar field sites—Svínhagi, Næfurholt, Leirdalur; (E) Þjórsárdalur; (F) Þingvellir; (G) Reykjavík. Blue line shows the route.

ECOSYSTEM RESILIENCE FOR MITIGATION OF NATURAL DISASTER