Click here to take a look at the site, which is available in Icelandic and a large part in English. The translation is a work in progress to be completed soon.
The purpose of the project is to educate and introduce the unique ecosystem of the Arctic waters.
The possibilities of the project are huge but the first step is Vistey, about the biodiversity in Eyjafjörður fjord, in the Northern part of Iceland. Akureyri is located in Eyjafjörður, where the Arctic Portal headquarters are.
The website is designed, programmed and hosted by Arctic Portal. The Fisheries Science Center provided the material and diver Erlendur Bogason from Strytan.is provided the photographs and the videos.
The site is a work in progress and it will be constantly updated with new material.
The future holds more locations in the Arctic for similar projects, finding these locations is a work in progress.
Click here to take a look at Vistey.
Below is a picture from the press confrence yesterday. To the left is Hreiðar Valtýsson from the Fisheries Science Center, then the Arctic Portal team, Hjalti, Hóddi and Óli (Photo: Bjarni Eiríksson).