Sigmundur Einarsson

Geologist, project manager at RORUM ehf.

Address: Brynjólfsgata 5, 107 Reykjavík, tel: 848 4642, e-mail: se@rorum.is

Sigmundur Einarsson (b. 1950) finished BSc. degree in geology from the University of Iceland in 1974.

Sigmundur Einarsson has 40 years of experience of diverse geological research in Iceland. He worked on geological mapping in the Reykjanes peninsula  in 1976-1978, geothermal research in 1978-1987, geological mapping in the Hekla area in 1989-1992, mineral prospecting in northern and western Iceland in 1991-1993, conservation value of natural phenomena in areas under hydropower development in 1999-2000, environmental assessment for hydropower stations in lower Þjórsá in 2001-2003, geological research for hydropower development in southern Iceland in 2003-2006, project monitoring for road work in 2005-2006, conservation value of high temperature geothermal fields in Iceland in 2007-2009.

Sigmundur Einarsson worked for 11 years at the geothermal division of the National Energy Authority, for 10 years at the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, for 8 years at Almenna   Engineering Consultants and for 4 years at the Ministry for the Environment. In recent years Sigmundur has focused on geoconservation.

 

Publications

Guðmundur Guðjónsson, Kristján Jónasson,  Rannveig Thoroddsen, Sigmundur Einarsson, Sigurður Kristinn Guðjohnsen. 2014. Landmannalaugar og Sólvangur. Náttúrufræðistofnun Íslands. ISSN: 1670-0120. NÍ-14007.

Sigmundur Einarsson, Lovísa Ásbjörnsdóttir & Kristján Jónasson 2013. Geoheritage in Iceland with special reference to Surtsey [abstract]. Surtsey 50th Anniversary Conference, Geological and Biological Development of Volcanic Islands. Programme and Abstracts. Reykjavík: Surtseyjarfélagið.

Lovísa Ásbjörnsdóttir, Sigmundur Einarsson & Kristján Jónasson 2012. Iceland. In Wimbledon, W.A.P. & S. Smith-Meyer, ed. Geoheritage in Europe and its conservation, pp. 170-179. Oslo: ProGEO.

Sigmundur Einarsson, Kristján Jónasson & Lovísa Ásbjörnsdóttir 2012. Landið var fagurt og frítt: Um verndun jarðminja. (Comely and fair was the country. On geoconservation in Iceland) Náttúrufræðingurinn 82: 151-159.

Sigmundur Einarsson 2011: Um hegðun eldstöðva á Íslandi (On the behaviour of volcanoes in south Iceland). Náttúrufræðingurinn 81: 9-15.

Ásrún Elmarsdóttir, Kristinn Haukur Skarphéðinsson, Kristján Jónasson & Sigmundur Einarsson 2011. Geology, vegetation and wildlife of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. In Ólafur Örn Haraldsson. Fjallabak Nature Reserve, pp. 14–47 og 152–155. Reykjavík: The Iceland Touring Association.

Trausti Baldursson, Ásrún Elmarsdóttir, Kristján Jónasson, Olga Kolbrún Vilmundardóttir, Sigmundur Einarsson. 2009. Mat á verndargildi 18 háhitasvæða. Náttúrufræðistofnun Íslands. NÍ-09014.

María Harðardóttir, Erling Ólafsson, Kristinn Haukur Skarphéðinsson, Sigmundur Einarsson Sigurður H. Magnússon,  Starri Heiðmarsson og Jón Gunnar Ottósson. 2008. Verndun svæða, vistgerða og tegunda Tillögur Náttúrufræðistofnunar Íslands vegna náttúruverndaráætlunar 2009–2013. Náttúrufræðistofnun Íslands. NÍ-08008.

Sigmundur Einarsson. 2001. Jarðfræðilegar náttúruminjar á áhrifasvæði Kárahnjúkavirkjunar. Unnið fyrir Landsvirkjun. Náttúrufræðistofnun Íslands. NÍ 01002.

Sigmundur Einarsson, Sigurður H Magnússon, Erling Ólafsson, Kristinn Haukur Skarphéðinsson, Guðmundur Guðjónsson, Kristbjörn Egilsson, Jón Gunnar Ottósson. 2000 . Náttúruverndargildi á virkjunarsvæðum norðan jökla. Náttúrufræðistofnun Íslands. ISSN: 1670-0120. NÍ-00009.

Kristinn Haukur Skarphéðinsson, Sigmundur Einarsson, Sigurður H Magnússon, Ævar Petersen og Jón Gunnar Ottósson. 2000. Náttúrufar á virkjanaslóðum á Austurlandi: fyrirliggjandi gögn og tillögur um rannsóknir vegna mats á umhverfisáhrifum Kárahnjúkavirkjunar, Fljótsdals-og Hraunaveitu. Náttúrufræðistofnun Íslands. NI-00008.

Ævar Petersen, Guðríður Þorvarðardóttir, Jeanne Pagnan & Sigmundur Einarsson 1998: Breiðafjörður, West-Iceland: an Arctic marine protected area. Parks 8 (2), 23-28.

Sigmundur Einarsson, Haukur Jóhannesson & Árný E. Sveinbjörnsdóttir 1991: Krísuvíkureldar II: Kapelluhraun og gátan um aldur Hellnahrauns (Age of the Kapelluhraun and Hellnahraun lava flows, Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland). Jökull  41, pp. 61-80. 

Sigmundur Einarsson & Haukur Jóhannesson 1989: Aldur Arnarseturshrauns á Reykjanesskaga (Age of the Arnarseturshraun lava flow, Reykjanes peninsula, SWIceland). Icelandic Institute of Natural History, Fjölrit publication series 8, 15 pp.

Haukur Jóhannesson & Sigmundur Einarsson 1988: Aldur Illahrauns við Svartsengi (Reykjanesskaga (Age of the Illahraun lava flow, Reykjanes peninsula, SW-Iceland). Icelandic Institute of Natural History, Fjölrit publication series 7, 11 pp.

Haukur Jóhannesson & Sigmundur Einarsson 1988: Krísuvíkureldar I: Aldur Ögmundarhrauns og miðaldalagsins (Age of the Ögmundarhraun lava flow and the medieval tephra layer, Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland). Jökull 38, pp. 71-87. 

Kristján Sæmundsson & Sigmundur Einarsson 1980: Geological map of Southwest Iceland 1:250.000. Institue of Natural History & Icelandic Geodetic Survey.