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Hafrannsoknastofnunin [Marine Research Institute]

[Marine Research Institute]
Address: Skulagata 4, PO Box 1390, IS-121 Reykjavik
Fax: +354-5623790
Activities: Marine biological and oceanographical research, sea ice information and warning system in cooperation with the Icelandic Coast Guard and Sea Ice Research Division of Icelandic Meteorological Office. Library.
Publications: Fjolrit Hafrannsoknastofnunar (mimeographed report series in Icelandic, with occasional English abstracts); Hafrannsoknir (1969-); Rit Fiskideildar (1940-), published in English

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Hagstofa Islands [Statistics Iceland]

[Statistics Iceland]
Address: Skuggasund 3, IS-150 Reykjavik
Telephone: +354-5609800
Fax: +354-5628865
Year of foundation: 1914
Publications: Hagtidini (1916-, 12pa); Tolfraedihandbuk [Statistical Abstract of Iceland] (1967-, annual); also, other statistical series and reports.

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Hoskuli Islands [University of Iceland]

[University of Iceland]
Address: Science Institute, Dunhaga 5, IS-107 Reykjavik
Fax: +354-528801

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Islenska Natturufraedifelag [Iceland Natural History Society]

[Iceland Natural History Society]
Address: PO Box 846, IS-121 Reykjavik
Telephone: +354-5624757
Fax: +354-5620815
Year of foundation: 1889
Activities: Social educational programme including lectures, travelling, courses and publications.
Publications: Natturufraedingurinn (1931-, 4pa)

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Joklarannsoknafelag Islands [Iceland Glaciological Society]

[Iceland Glaciological Society]
Address: PO Box 5194, Reykjavi
Publications: Jokull (1951-, annual)

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Landmaelingar Islands (LI) [Iceland Geodetic Survey]

[Iceland Geodetic Survey]
Address: PO Box 5536, Laugavegi 178, IS-105 Reykjavik
Telephone: +354-5334000
Fax: +354-5334011
Year of foundation: 1956 [formerly a department within Iceland Public Roads Administration]
Activities: National agency with survey, aerial photography, remote sensing, mapping and other duties as defined in the Iceland Geodetic Survey Act, 1990.
Publications: Topographic, geological, touring and special map series.

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Myvatn Research Station

Address: IS-660 Myvatn
Telephone: +354-4644281
Fax: +354-464-4281
Activities: Field research station belonging to the Icelandic Ministry for the Environment working on ecological and limnological research and monitoring in the Lake Myvatn and River Laxa areas in northern Iceland.

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Rannsoknarad Rikisins [Iceland National Research Council]

[Iceland National Research Council]
Address: Laugavegur 13, IS-101 Reykjavi
Year of foundation: 1987

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Surtseyjatfelagio [Surtsey Research Society]

[Surtsey Research Society]
Address: PO Box 352, IS-121 Reykjavik
Telephone: +354-562-9822
Fax: +354-562-0815
Year of foundation: 1965
Activities: Promotes and coordinates scientific research in geo- and biological sciences on the volcanic island of Surtsey.
Publications: Surtsey Research Progress Reports (1965-)

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Vedurstofa Islands [Icelandic Meteorological Office]

[Icelandic Meteorological Office]
Address: Bustaoavegur 9, IS-150 Reykjavik
Telephone: +354-5600600
Fax: +354-528121
Year of foundation: 1920
Activities: Avalanche Research Division has three main duties: 1. to issue avalanche warnings to populated areas; 2. to supervise the snow observations stations; and 3. to collect information on all avalanches, past and present, for avalanche zoning purposes. The Sea Ice Research Division carries out research and operates sea ice information and warning system in cooperation with the Icelandic Coast Guard and Marine Research Institute.
Publications: Sea Ice off the Icelandic Coasts (annual); Seismological Bulletin (annual); Vedrattan (12pa)

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