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Volcano Monitoring Program Searches Iceland For Early Signs Of Eruptions
2013-05-23 13:49:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new collaborative project called FutureVolc is aimed at trying to improve monitoring of Iceland's volcanoes. FutureVolc started October 1, 2012 and is funded by the Environmental/FP7 program of the European Commission. The project says its main objectives are to establish an integrated volcano monitoring system through European collaboration, develop new methods to evaluate volcanic crises, increase scientific understanding of...

2013-05-14 08:23:16

Verne Global sponsored site honored as an innovative and informational IT website for industry news and awareness KEFLAVIK, Iceland, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of energy efficient data center campuses, has been recognized as a gold winner in Network Product's Guide 8(th) Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products for their industry news website, Green Data Center News. With no simple source to capture all the news impacting the green...

2013-05-11 00:21:22

(under IFRS and all amounts in US dollars unless otherwise stated) TSX : AXY VANCOUVER, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) is pleased to report its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2013. For further information on these results please see Alterra's Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis. Alterra's financial statements consolidate 100% of the HS Orka and...

2013-05-05 12:20:17

- Nature Published Study Illustrates Value of Big Data Research Methods REYKJAVIK, Iceland, May 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- deCODE genetics (an Amgen subsidiary) and Illumina, global leaders in analyzing and understanding the human genome, together with scientists from the National Hospital of Iceland and the University of Iceland reported today in the journal Nature the identification of a rare nonsense mutation that confers high risk of osteoporosis and osteoporosis related...

2013-05-01 08:23:11

100% renewable powered data center recognized for implementing ways to save energy, boost data center efficiency and lower carbon emissions KEFLAVIK, Iceland, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, an innovative, UK-based developer of energy efficient data center campuses, has been recognized with the 2013 IDG InfoWorld Green 15 Award for the world's first dual-sourced, 100% renewable power data center. Selected for developing a project resulting in sustainability gains,...

2013-04-22 12:35:34

Agreement with local Irish authorities is the latest in a series of milestones and achievements that Emerald Networks has announced regarding Emerald Express, the new-build submarine cable system connecting North America to Europe and Iceland. DUBLIN, Ireland, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerald Networks, a new-build network submarine cable system that will connect North America to Europe and Iceland with extraordinary new capacity, announced today the signing of an agreement with...

2013-04-10 12:22:15

Learn More About Arctic Challenges and Opportunities at the National Press Club Newsmakers Luncheon with Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, U.S. and Arctic Partners REYKJAVIK, Iceland, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grimsson will announce a new assembly to promote collaboration among Arctic and international partners. The mission of the Arctic Circle is to convene a diverse group of stakeholders in an annual gathering to facilitate dialogue and build relationships to...

2013-04-08 20:20:26

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson of Iceland will speak at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon, April 15. He will address challenges facing the Arctic and the competition for the polar region's resources. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Grimsson, who is serving a record fifth term as Iceland's president, will announce a new assembly of Arctic nations to convene for the first time in Reykjavik in October. The...

2013-04-03 08:33:01

Andreas Sturm Appointed as Director of Business Development to Address Increasing Demand at Icelandic Data Centre KEFLAVIK, Iceland, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verne Global, a UK-based developer of green energy-powered data centre campuses, has today announced the appointment of director of business development, to be based in Munich, Germany. Joining Verne Global from CommVault Systems where he was regional managing director, Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Andreas Sturm...

Iceland's Hekla Volcano Shows Signs Of Activity, No Eruption Imminent
2013-03-27 11:18:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of Iceland´s most active volcanoes, Hekla, has been showing signs of potential activity as of late, prompting National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police to declare an “uncertainty phase” for the snow-capped peak. Geologists at the Icelandic Met Office reported unusual seismic activity on the mountain over the past two to three weeks, but said there was no sign that an eruption was imminent. The...


Latest Iceland Reference Libraries

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

Hekla
2014-04-08 13:19:59

Hekla is an active stratovolcano that is located southern Iceland and is part of a volcanic ridge that extends over an area of twenty-five miles. This volcano reaches an elevation of 4,882 feet and holds a unique shape that is a mixture of a stratovolcano and crater row, a trait that is found in very few volcanoes. Its name is translated as “hooded” but it also refers to a hooded cloak, so it is thought that the name could be inspired by the cloud cover that often occurs around the...

Eldfell
2014-04-08 12:54:37

Eldfell is an active stratovolcano that is located in Iceland on the island of Heimaey, in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. It reaches an elevation of 656 feet and was created during a volcanic eruption on the east side of the island in 1973. Its name means Mountain of Fire in the Icelandic language. Iceland is an area with a high frequency of volcanic activity because it is located on top of the Iceland hotspot and beside the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. So many eruptions occur here that it is thought...

Grímsvötn
2014-04-08 12:39:42

Grímsvötn is an active subglacial volcano that is located in southeast highlands of Iceland. This volcano reaches an elevation of 5,659 feet and is located in the northwestern side of the Vatnajökull ice-cap. It is comprised of basaltic lava and has the highest frequency of eruptions of any volcano in Iceland. The majority of this volcano resides under Vatnajökull, so its eruptions are primarily subglacial and often cause phreatomagmatic explosions. Grímsvötn produced an eruption in...

Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

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