Freysteinn Sigmundsson#


Freysteinn Sigmundsson
Email:fs 'at' hi.is
Membership Number:4579
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ICELAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:fsigmundsson
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://uni.hi.is/fs



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004 - present Research professor at the Nordic Volcanological Centre, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland
  • 1999 – 2004 Nordic Volcanological Institute, director
  • 1992 - 1999 Nordic Volcanological Institute, research geophysicist
  • 1990 - 1992 and 1988-1989 University of Colorado, research assistant
  • 1989 - 1990 University of Iceland, research assistant

Fields of Scholarship
  • Volcanology
  • Geodesy, volcano geodesy
  • Volcano geophysics
  • Volcanic hazards

Honours and Awards
  • May 2005 Iceland’s Science and Tehcnology Council award for excellence in science at early age
  • Chairman, board of Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, 2014-July 2016
  • Advisor for the Icelandic Civil Defence Authorities since 1994, member of scientific panel
  • Member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination team (UNDAC) 2003-2012
  • Coordinator of FUTUREVOLC, a 26-partner project funded by FP7 Environment Programme of the European Commission

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