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,
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.
— In production, 2017. M. Gasser, C. Feucht et al., Guidebook to the Geology of East Iceland.
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
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.
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.
Swiss German, German: Spoken and written mother tongue.
English, French: Very good in speaking and writing.
Icelandic, Spanish: Fluent in speaking/writing.
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
Speleology, cave topography. Alpinism, free climbing. Orienteering. Archery, bow making.
Drawing, fine arts.