Martin Gasser

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Professional activities / occupations:
2012 – present:  Curator, geologist, Breiðdalssetur science and heritage center and The
Icelandic Drill Core Collection of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History,
Breiðdalsvík, Iceland.
2009 – 2012:  Househusband, father, private consultant, Hveragerði, Iceland.
2009:  Geologist, B-I-G Büro für Ingenieurgeologie, Gümligen, Switzerland.
2009:  Night watch, refugee help of Salvation Army, Switzerland.
2008: Paternity leave.
2008:  Astronaut aspirant, ESA astronaut recruitment team, Köln, Germany.
Mountain guide, Icelandic Mountain Guides, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2008:  Mineralogist, Stone Museum Breiðdalsvík, Iceland.
2007: Disabled due to shoulder surgery.
2007:  Site manager assistant, Schlegel power consulting, transformer
station Tengivirki Fljótsdalur, Iceland.
2006:  Forest worker, Skógráð ehf., Egilsstaðir, Iceland.
1998 – 2009:  Geotechnician, UmweltMess GmbH, E. Drewes, Lützelflüh,
Switzerland; near-surface drilling for soft rock and soil gas.
2005:  Forest worker, Skógrækt Ríkisins, Hallormsstaður, Iceland.
2003 – 2005:  Assistant, Prof. Larryn Diamond, Institute of Geological Sciences,
University of Bern, Switzerland. Jobs/tasks: Organisation,
inventorying and bringing together of rock collections.
2004:  Alpine farmer, Blattenalp, Innertkirchen, Switzerland.

Publications:
Glettingur 62. Eldgos í Holuhrauni, Gasser et al, 2 tbl – 2014 (Icelandic)

Glettingur 63. Eldstöðvakerfið í Bárðarbungu, Gasser et al, 1 tbl – 2015 (Icelandic)

— In production, 2017. M. Gasser, C. Feucht et al., Guidebook to the Geology of East Iceland.

Studies:
1995 – 2003:  Dipl. phil. nat., Geology and mineralogy, University of Bern,
Switzerland. Diploma thesis: Geology on Volcán Citlaltépetl (Pico
de Orizaba), Mexico. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Schlüchter,
Institute for Geology, Bern, Switzerland.
July – Aug. 1998:  Anthropological search expedition of Duke University (NC/USA) to
Madagaskar.
Participation as speleologist and translator English/French.
Oct. – Nov. 1997:  Glacio-speleological research expedition to Kyrgyzstan.
Participation as cave topographer.
Bulat Mavlyudov, RAS, Moscow.
1990 – 1995:  Literary high school Kirchenfeld, Bern, Switzerland.
1982 – 1990:  Elementary school, Heimberg, Switzerland.

Courses:
2016:  The Business of Exploration, from the ground to the stock market, NordMin,
Orkustofnun, Reykjavík, Iceland
2005:  Physical volcanology, Friedländer Foundation compact course, Geneva, Switzerland.
2002:  Project management, CUSO, cours du troisième cycle, Bern, Switzerland.
1999: Field course for hazard mapping; landslides and rock falls, CREALP, Sion, Switzerland.

Languages:
Swiss German, German: Spoken and written mother tongue.
English, French: Very good in speaking and writing.
Icelandic, Spanish: Fluent in speaking/writing.
Russian: Basics.

Memberships:
SSS/SGH Swiss Speleological Society, Spéléo Secours Suisse (swiss cave rescue team), Mensa
Switzerland, AvBeO Astronomical Society Berner Oberland, OL-Gruppe Thun (Orienteering
Group Thun), Jöklarannsóknafélag Íslands, Hellarannsóknafélag Íslands

Interests, hobbies:
Speleology, cave topography. Alpinism, free climbing. Orienteering. Archery, bow making.
Drawing, fine arts.