Heðin Abrahamsen, Erna Olsen, Tróndur T. Johannesen and Sissal V. Erenbjerg,

Fjord Dynamics

The Department of Fjord Dynamics at Firum aims to improve the understanding of the oceanographic environment and conditions in Faroese fjords and aquaculture sites.

Aquaculture is an ever-developing field, constantly being presented with new challenges. Because of this, there is a perpetual need for new knowledge and information. Firum has a history of producing cutting-edge research and is proud to host several PhD students.

Much of the research carried out in the Fjord Dynamics department is both fundamental science and highly applicable to industry, allowing the department to work closely with farmers in mutually beneficial collaborations.

Work carried out for industry includes predicting currents in fjords, advising on equipment specifications, and where to locate farms. The team spends much time collecting data in the field on board our research vessel using several ADCPs.


Name Position Telephone Email
Erna Lava Olsen Head of Department, Oceanographer, MSc +298 77 47 59 erna@firum.fo
Heðin Abrahamsen Engineer, PhD student +298 77 47 01 hedin@firum.fo
Jógvan Fríðálvur Hansen Engineer +298 77 47 30 jogvanf@firum.fo
Sissal Vágsheyg Erenbjerg Geophysicist, PhD +298 77 47 39 sissal@firum.fo
Tróndur T. Johannesen Mathematician, Cand.Scient. +298 774 753 trondurt@firum.fo