Organisation of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History
The organisation of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History (IINH) reflects its primary roles as defined through legislation, policy-making and actual operations:
- The Information Department is responsible for the preservation and dissemination of knowledge, including educational activities.
- The Ecology and Consultancy Department attends to ecological research and monitoring of plant and animal species and communities as well as planning, preparation and implementation of consulting contracts. It handles opinions and reports and the granting of permits where the IINH is involved.
- The Collections and Systematics Department oversees scientific collections and electronic cataloguing.
- The Office of Finance and Operations is responsible for finance, bookkepping, human resources and the reception.
- The Institute has four main interdepartmental fields of specialisation: zoology, botany, geology and geographical information in addition to consulting projects.
The Administration of the IINH comprises the Director General and department and office heads.
Jón Gunnar Ottóson, Director General
Guðmundur Guðmundsson, Deputy Director and Director of the Collections and Systematics Department
Anna Sveinsdóttir, Director of the Information Department
Lárus Svanlaugsson, Head of the Office of Finance and Operations
Trausti Baldursson, Director of the Ecology and Consultancy Department