The Southwest Iceland Nature Research Centre (Náttúrustofa Suðvesturlands) is a regional institute of natural research and is based in Sandgerði. It was opened in 2000 and is one of eight regional Nature Centres in Iceland.
The major roles of the SW Iceland Nature Research Center according to Icelandic Legislation no. 60/1992 are: – To do scientific research on SW Iceland nature with focus on SW Iceland natural phenomenon. – To collect data and references regarding the natural history of SW Iceland. – To promote acceptable land use, nature conservation and environfmental education for schools in SW Iceland.
SW Iceland Nature Research Centre is involved in various projects but the main focus is on marine biology, shore- and bird ecology.
SW Iceland Nature Research Center has two employees:
Ó. Sindri Gíslason Director - Biologist, PhD. email: sindri(at)natturustofa.is