Náttúrustofa Norðausturlands (North East Iceland Nature Center) is a regional institute of natural research and is based in Husavik. It was opened in 2003 and is one of seven regional Nature Centers in Iceland.
The major roles of the NE Iceland Nature Center according to Icelandic Legislation no. 60/1992 are:
- To do scientific research on NE Iceland nature with focus on NE Iceland natural phenomenon.
- To collect data and references regarding the natural history of NE Iceland.
- To promote acceptable land use, nature conservation and environmental education for schools in NE Iceland
NE Iceland Nature Center is involved in various projects but the main focus is on the ecology of birds. Several monitoring programs for bird populations in the north-east are undertaken at the Nature Center and it is possible to view results of some on this website (click on the links below).
NE Iceland Nature Center has five employees:
Þorkell Lindberg Þórarinsson
Director - Biologist, M.Sc.
Sesselja Guðrún Sigurðardóttir
Aðalsteinn Örn Snæþórsson
Sigþrúður Stella Jóhannsdóttir