Rannsóknasetur Háskóla Íslands á Snæfellsnesi

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Welcome to the Snæfellsnes Research Centre webpage.



The Snæfellsnes Research Centre is a research centre on the West coast of Iceland for the University of Iceland. The premises of Snæfellsnes Research Centre are Snæfellsnes peninsula and Breiðafjörður bay. (web camera overlooking Breiðafjörður bay from Stykkishólmur harbor area). The Snæfellsnes Research Centre is located in Stykkishólmur on the north side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula in W-Iceland. It’s residence is in a public building supplied by the town government of Stykkishólmur.

The Snæfellsnes Research Centre has been operating since April 1st 2006 and was formally opened in October the same year. Similar research centers are located at other parts of the country, each of them having they’re own area of expertise. The Snæfellsnes Research Centre is primarily a centre for studies of the natural environment, especially birds. The research centers fall under the University of Iceland Institute of Research Centers (Stofnun fræðasetra Háskóla Íslands).

The Snæfellsnes Research Centre is a part of the W23 group, collaboration between five nature related institutes on Snæfellnes peninsula.

The Snæfellsnes Research Centre has a facebook page.

The director of the research centre is Jón Einar Jónsson.