The University of Iceland's Research Centre in Húsavík was established in fall 2007, followed by the first research. The official openening was on the 4th of December 2008 in a newly renowated house in the Harbor area of Húsavík. The Research Centre directs and supports marine biology research in cooperation with universities and other institutes, in Iceland and abroad, involving both teaching and research projects.
The centre is directed by Dr. Marianne Helene Rasmussen, a leading specialst in marine mammal research.
Marianne has a Ph.D. degree in Science from the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. Her thesis (2004) was entitled ”A study of communication and echolocation sounds recorded from free-ranging white-beaked dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) in Icelandic waters”.
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