Stjornu-Oddi, Iceland

The company Stjornu-Oddi aims to develop hi-tech instruments and systems for researchers to monitor the surroundings and living resources of the seas.

The company has developed and introduced untraditional solutions that researchers the world over have previously not had access to. The company has developed underwater marking equipment for marking fish so as to provide information on fish behaviour and thus explain migration and dispersal patterns.

The information can be used as the basis for advice on the fish load on marine fisheries resources. Working with Nordic researchers, the company has also developed GPS markers and come up with a solution for active electronic marking of fish in order to determine the position of the fish.