Arnbjorn Olafsson is Managing Director of GeoSchool - GeoCamp Iceland. Arnbjorn has an extensive experience in managing and cooperating in transnational projects. He has an extensive experience in international cooperation with institutions, networks and projects, especially within North America, the EU and Nordic countries. He's participated in and managed numerous international projects over the span of 25 years.
As project promoter for international projects Arnbjorn has applied for, received and managed numerous international development projects within EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe (both the previous Leonardo da Vinci EU as well as current Erasmus KA2 and KA1 projects). He's additionally been involved with EEA project partnerships with partners in Iceland, Poland, Czech Republic and Croatia, Nordplus projects (Horizontal, Junior and Voksen) and other specific Nordic Projects such as NATA - North Atlantic Tourism Association. Furthermore he's been involved with numerous other projects as partner, including EEA, multiple Erasmus+ projects and several Nordplus projects.
Arnbjorn is a board member of Hafnarfjordur Marketing Office as well as Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark. He's previously been a board member of the Icelandic Project Management Association 2002 - 2007, including chairman of the board. I’ve also been involved in various international committees and groups, e.g. the Nordic Council of Ministers, European Union educational activities, representative for Iceland at CEDEFOP – European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training 2003 - 2007 and NORDNET – Nordic Association of Project Managers.
Olafur Jon Arnbjornsson is the Director of GeoSchool - GeoCamp Iceland as well as the Director and Principal of the Icelandic College of Fisheries. Olafur Jon specializes in education, teaching methods and curriculum design. Olafur Jon has a Mag art degree from the University of Copenhagen in education and philosohy (Pedagogy) 1990.
Work and experience: Besides teaching on all levels of education for twenty years, Olafur Jon was study counsellor and assistant principal at Saudarkrókur Comprehensive College from 1985-1994. Principal at Egilstaðir College 1994/1995 and principal at Sudunes Comprehensive College from 1995-2010. Founder of the first centre for lifelong learning (Miðstöð Símenntunar á Suðurnesjum) and chairman of the board from 1997-2010. Founder of the Icelandic College of Fisheries (Fisktækniskóli Islands 2008) and principal from the start in 2010. Founder of the Nordic Network of Fisheries Colleges 2013.
On the board and (at times) chairman of the Association of Secondary Heads, Association of Vocational Schools, and the VET schools textbook publishing Company (IÐNÚ) from 1994-2010. On the board of the Association of Schools, Industry and Unions (2001-2005) and chairman for two years.
International experience: Besides lecturing in various countries on behalf of committees and the ministry of education on secondary education, VET and adult education – Olafur Jon has vast experience in Nordic as well as EU and other international projects and programs – and has designed and managed numerous Nordic and EU educational projects since 1996.
Olafur Jon is responsible for developing the framework and curriculum for all of the programs offered in the Fisheries College from the start and the initial program for Fish-technicians, formally certified by the ministry of Education in 2012.
Magdalena Maria Poslednik is a Project Manager at GeoCamp Iceland focusing on educational development and tourism.
She has previously been responsible for international cooperation and developing educational services within Icelandic education, with an emphasis on less privileged groups of people, including immigrants.
Magdalena moved to Iceland in 2006. In 2016, she obtained a BA in Tourism from the University of Iceland. In 2020, she received the title of MA in Marketing from Reykjavík University. She has also studied for two semesters at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine.
Her international background includes volunteering in the NGO, Projekt: Polska, where she organized events focused on enhancing cultural exchanges between Poland and Iceland. She also has experience working with projects funded by Erasmus+ and EEA grants.
GeoSchool - GeoCamp Iceland is an educational project dedicated to increasing knowledge and understanding in natural sciences with practical and active learning. We develop educational content, student and teacher guides and curricula, organize and receive international study groups focusing on STEM education.