University of Iceland – UoI
The main research focus at ASCS is on interdisciplinary applied science
The main research focus at ASCS is on interdisciplinary applied science in the area of supply chain management for enhanced safety, quality and transparency (traceability) of perishable products. The priority is on the integration of process engineering, computer science, and natural sciences with strong emphasis on project management. Key research areas are aimed at solutions to enhance improved yields and sustainable value from production and transport processes, minimize waste, efficient use of energy, greening of processes and environmental impact assessments (e.g. carbon footprint, LCA). Implementation of new technologies in the field and the associated risk assessments are seen as tools to facilitate good market potential. The research group is involved in research projects that mostly are funded by external research grants, e.g. national, Nordic and European Framework Programs. The group has established a strong network of collaborators with industries, national and European industry associations, NGOs, and international organisations (FAO) in various projects and taken part in establishing dynamic spin-off entrepreneur companies.
UoI is the coordination leader of the consortium and overall coordination
UoI is the coordination leader of the consortium and overall coordination role is filled by Dr Sigurdur Bogason. UoI will lead WP1 and WP2, and contribute to work in all other WPs. In particular, UoI will contribute to tasks in WP4 on LCA with a focus on the aquaculture supply chain and consumer and stakeholder focus group activities in WP6. Professor Harald Sverdrup will lead the dynamic modelling development that frames the conceptual/internal operational mechanism for the VALUMICS project and he will be assisted by Dr. Anna Hulda Olafsdottir in leading the group model building sessions in the first project year as part of WP2. The project management team in WP1 will collaborate with the WP2 team and assist in organising all the workshops over the next 3 years in collaboration with other partners under the different operational WPs.
Guðrún Ólafsdóttir will take on the role to coordinate the compilation of inputs from project partners to formulate the initial research questions and themes and organise the workshops in line with the project meetings and facilitate collaboration with WP9 for stakeholders’ involvement.