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Future Opportunities for Bioeconomy in the West Nordic Countries / Framtíðartækifæri í Vest-Norræna lífhagkerfinu

Author(s):

Sigrún Elsa Smáradóttir, Lilja Magnúsdóttir, Birgir Örn Smárason, Gunnar Þórðarson, Birgit Johannessen, Elísabet Kemp Stefánsdóttir, Birgitte Jacobsen, Unn Laksá, Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir, Svein Ø. Solberg, Rólvur Djurhuus, Sofie Erbs-Maibing, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Ragnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, Kjartan Hoydal, Guðmundur Óli Hreggviðsson, Guðmundur Bjarki Ingvarsson, Amalie Jessen, Hörður G. Kristinsson, Daði Már Kristófersson, Nette Levermann, Nuka Møller Lund, Josephine Nymand, Ólafur Reykdal, Janus Vang, Helge Paulsen, Sveinn Margeirsson

Funded by:

The Nordic Council of Ministers Arctic Co-operation Programme, NKJ (Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research), AG-Fisk (Working Group for Fisheries Co-operation), SNS (Nordic Forest Research), NordGen (the Nordic Genetic Resource Centre) and Matis.

Contact

Birgir Örn Smárason

Project Manager

birgir@matis.is

Future Opportunities for Bioeconomy in the West Nordic Countries / Framtíðartækifæri í Vest-Norræna lífhagkerfinu

Skýrslan gefur yfirlit yfir lífauðlindir á Íslandi, Færeyjum og Grænlandi, nýtingu þeirra og framtíðartækifæri sem byggja á grænum vexti. Skýrslan er góður grunnur fyrir markvissa stefnumótun og áherslur í nýsköpun fyrir framtíðaruppbyggingu á svæðinu. Á grunni verkefnisins hefur verið mótuð framkvæmdaráætlun með fjórum megináherslum; 1. Stofun Vest-Norræns lífhagkerfispanels, 2. Stofnun þverfaglegrar Vest-Norrænnar miðstöðvar vísinda og fræða (Centre of Excellence), 3. Arctic Bioeconomy II – verkefni með áherslu á greiningu tækifæra á sviði líftækni og 4. Sérstök áætlun með áherslu á “Bláa lífhagkerfið”.

This final report provides an overview of bioresources in the West Nordic region focusing on Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland, their utilisation and future opportunities based on green growth. The report provides good basis for strategic identification of beneficial projects in the region. Based on the results, a specific action plan has been formed consisting of four main actions; 1. Create a West Nordic Bioeconomy panel, 2. Establish an interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the West Nordic region, 3. Arctic bioeconomy II – Project focusing on opportunities in biotechnology and 4. Program focusing on “The Blue Bioeconomy”.

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Future Opportunities for Bioeconomy in the West Nordic Countrie Executive Summary & Action Plan, Discussions and Conclusions, Overview of Opportunities Identified in the Report / Framtíðartækifæri í Vest-Norræna lífhagkerfinu – Samantekt, aðgerðaráætlun, umræður og ályktanir, og yfirlit yfir tækifæri

Author(s):

Sigrún Elsa Smáradóttir, Lilja Magnúsdóttir, Birgir Örn Smárason, Gunnar Þórðarson, Birgit Johannessen, Elísabet Kemp Stefánsdóttir, Birgitte Jacobsen, Unn Laksá, Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdóttir, Svein Ø. Solberg, Rólvur Djurhuus, Sofie Erbs-Maibing, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Ragnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, Kjartan Hoydal, Guðmundur Óli Hreggviðsson, Guðmundur Bjarki Ingvarsson, Amalie Jessen, Hörður G. Kristinsson, Daði Már Kristófersson, Nette Levermann, Nuka Møller Lund, Josephine Nymand, Ólafur Reykdal, Janus Vang, Helge Paulsen, Sveinn Margeirsson

Funded by:

The Nordic Council of Ministers Arctic Co-operation Programme, NKJ (Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research), AG-Fisk (Working Group for Fisheries Co-operation), SNS (Nordic Forest Research), NordGen (the Nordic Genetic Resource Centre) and Matis.

Contact

Birgir Örn Smárason

Project Manager

birgir@matis.is

Future Opportunities for Bioeconomy in the West Nordic Countries / Framtíðartækifæri í Vest-Norræna lífhagkerfinu

Skýrslan dregur saman samantektarkafla, aðgerðaráætlun, umræður og ályktanir, og yfirlit yfir tækifæri úr lokaskýrslu verkefnisins Arctic Bioeconomy.

The report containes the executive summary, action Plan, discussions and conclusions and overview of opportunities identified in the final report of the project Arctic Bioeconomy.

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Coastal communities and coastal fisheries in the N-Atlantic (Kystsamfund): A summary report on conference proceedings

Author(s):

Jónas R. Viðarsson, Audun Iversen, Edgar Henriksen, Bengt Larson, Carl-Axel Ottosson, Henrik S. Lund, Durita Djurhuus, Auðunn Konráðsson, Tønnes Berthelsen, Heather Manuel, David Decker, Sveinn Agnarsson, Halldór Ármannsson, Staffan Waldo, Johan Blomquist, Max Nielsen, Hrafn Sigvaldason, Bjarni Sigurðsson

Funded by:

The Working Group for Fisheries Co-operation (AG-Fisk) of the Nordic Council of Ministers _ AG-fisk project 108-2014

Contact

Jónas R. Viðarsson

Director of Division of value creation

jonas@matis.is

Coastal communities and coastal fisheries in the N-Atlantic (Kystsamfund): A summary report on conference proceedings

A conference titled “Coastal fisheries and coastal communities in the N-Atlantic” was held on September 27th 2014 in connection with the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition www.icefish.is, which took place in Kópavogur, Iceland on September 25-27. The motivation for the conference is that coastal fisheries and coastal communities in the N-Atlantic are currently faced with numerous operational and social challenges, but at the same time new opportunities have arisen. Some of these challenges and opportunities are specific for each country and some are common for the area as a whole. The aim of the conferences was to identify these challenges and opportunities, and to discuss how they can be addressed on national and/or cooperative Nordic level. The conference was attended by fifty stakeholders from seven N-Atlantic countries. At the conference, representatives from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Newfoundland had presentations on the coastal fishing sector and the coastal communities in their countries. They also deliberated on the future prospects of the traditional fishing villages, taking into consideration current trends and upcoming opportunities. These country profiles were followed by a presentation on a Nordic research project that is set to examine wages in the Nordic coastal sectors and to compare them with other professions. The last presentation of the conference was aimed at comparing operational environment in the coastal sector in Iceland and Norway, as Icelandic fishermen working in Norway introduced their experience in running their business in Norway as opposed to Iceland. The planned agenda included a presentation from the chairman of the Icelandic Regional Development Institute, which had intended to deliberate on the institute’s strategy to support regional development. But he unfortunately had to cancel with only few hours advance, which made it impossible to find a replacement. Following is a short summary of each presentation, but pdf versions and video recordings along with numerous other supporting material is available at the project’s web-page www.coastalfisheries.net.

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