Ólafur Ingólfsson, professor emeritus in the Faculty of Earth Sciences received the Nordic Geoscientist Award at the Nordic Geological Winter Meeting on the 12th of May. The award given to a person that has been outstanding within their field as well as making an effort in delivering their findings in science to society.
Ólafur was nominated to the award by three of the countries, which is unpresented, and the result of the selection committee was unanimous. The price was made from a sample of the new Fagradalsfjall lava field (formed on the Reykjanes Peninsula in 2021) and designed by artist Anna Líndal. Ólafur also gave a plenary lecture on his research on the glaciation history of Svalbard and the Bering Sea. We warmly congratulate Ólafur on receiving this prestigious award.
The Nordic Geological Winter Meeting is held every two years, alternating between the Nordic Countries. The meeting at the University of Iceland on 11-13 May was the 35th, and this was the fifth time it was held in Iceland. About 360 people attended the meeting and about 300 presentations in the form of lectures or posters were given.