The Iceland Ocean Cluster is a driver of new ideas and promotes dynamic networks and relationships among businesses and entrepreneurs in the marine industry. Through stronger networks and cooperation, new opportunities for business and innovation arise.


Marine Studies in Iceland

An increased number of students is enrolling in marine related studies in Iceland. Registrations have never been as many with a 12% increase in enrolments from the previous year in 10 different programs. A record was broken in fisheries science at the University of Akureyri with a total of 83 students but the numbers have... Read More

Ocean Industries Generate 25-30% of GDP

A new report, published by the IOC, describes the economic importance and performance of the Icelandic ocean industries in 2013. According to the report, the fisheries sector and its spin-off industries generate 25-30% of Iceland’s production (GDP). Furthermore, last year was marked by things such as continued growth in fisheries technology (12%), boosted investments in... Read More

Alaska Trade Mission

In October the IOC organized a three day tour in Iceland for an Alaskan trade mission group interested in learning about Icelandic fisheries. The tour was organized in cooperation with the Department of Commerce in the State of Alaska after an introduction to the Icelandic way in Juneu, Alaska by Thor Sigfusson, CEO of the... Read More

United Nations University at the OC House

Students from the United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP) visited the Ocean Cluster House in mid-October. During the visit Haukur Gestsson and Bjarki Vigfússon from the Iceland Ocean Cluster lectured the group on cluster cooperation within the fisheries and marine industries, full utilization of fish products and the growing fisheries tech industry in Iceland. ... Read More



8jan - 9All DayFisheries Supervisors Meeting(All Day) Ocean Cluster House


6marAll DayNAOCA Meeting in Denmark(All Day: friday)

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