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Visit by Danish Embassy

Yesterday, we received prominent visitors from the Danish Embassy in Iceland. Ambassador, Eva Egesborg Hansen and her staff, Andreas Nøhr Vestergaard, Gudrun Haraldsdóttir, and practical interns Oscar and Jens came to an info meeting at our Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. The institute has four Danish staff members and several Icelanders who speak Danish fluently. Hence, we were able to do most of the meeting in Danish.

Rikke Pedersen talked about the Nordic Volcanological Centre (NordVulk) and gave a general introduction to the geology of Iceland. I talked about the CarbFix in Iceland and how important this project has become even world-wide. Guðfinna Aðalgeirsdóttir (Tollý) told about her climate-modelling work at DMI in Denmark and the current state of the Greenlandic and Icelandic glaciers, and her important work for the IPCC. Finally, at the end Martin Voigt presented his seawater experiments from the CarbFix project, and explained why they are so essential for future CCS setup in other countries, where access to groundwater is more limited than in Iceland.

It was in all ways a very successful meeting, not least because Eva Egesborg Hansen and the others showed such interest in our work. Thanks for this pleasant visit!

Gudrun Haraldsdóttir, Martin Voigt, Eva Egesborg Hansen, Gabrielle Stockmann, and Andreas Nøhr Vestergaard. Photo: Oscar or Jens, Danish Embassy in Iceland