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Ihss nordic baltic chapter

IHSS Nordic-Baltic Chapter

On behalf of the Organising Committee it is a pleasure to invite you to the 13th Nordic-Baltic IHSS symposium in 2011 on "The role of natural organic matter in the environment".

Ihss nordic baltic chapter

Oscarsborg Fortress
Oscarsborg Fortress Photo: Nasjonale Festningsverk

June 19-22, 2011 at Oscarsborg Fortress

Scientific topics 
The overarching theme of the symposium will be on the role of natural organic matter in the environment.

This will be dealt with through the following consecutive sessions:

  • Determination of functional characteristics
  • Transport of NOM and contaminants
  • Ecosystem services in a changing environment
  • Modelling  
Prof. Dag Olav Andersen, Univ. of Agder, Norway  

Scientific Committee 
Adjunct Prof. Jarkko Akkanen, Univ. of Eastern Finland, Finland 
Prof. Kevin Bishop, Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 
Prof. Maris Klavins, Univ. of Latvia, Latvia 
Assoc. Prof. Viia Lepane, Tallinn Univ. of Technology, Estonia 
Prof. Jan Mulder, Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway 
Prof. Gunnhild Riise, Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences, Norway 
Assoc. Prof. Ståle Haaland, Bioforsk/Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences
Assoc. Prof. Bjarne W. Strobel, Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark 
Prof. Rolf D. Vogt, Univ. of Oslo, Norway 
Prof. Halvard Ødegaard, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Norway  

Organising Committee 
Prof. Dag Olav Andersen, Univ. of Agder, Norway
Prof. Georg Becher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway 
Assoc. Prof. Ståle Haaland, Bioforsk/Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences
Prof. Jan Mulder, Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences, Norway
Prof. Gunnhild Riise, Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences, Norway 
Prof. Rolf D. Vogt, Univ. of Oslo, Norway


Conference pictures:

Pictures (pdf)


Phone numbers
Dag Olav Andersen: +47 916 74 060
Gunnhild Riise: +47 996 30 290
Rolf D. Vogt: +47 906 15 415
Ståle Haaland: +47 986 77 200

The symposium language is English.

Keynote speakers
Dr. Gudrun Abbt-Braun - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
Theme: Determination of functional characteristics

Prof. Lars Tranvik - Uppsala University, Sweden
Prof. Stephen Norton - University of Maine, U.S.A.
Theme: Transport of NOM and contaminants

Prof. Dag Hessen - University of Oslo, Norway
Theme: Ecosystem services in a changing environment

Dr. Daniel Rasse - Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway
Theme: Modelling

Registration and Accommodation

The registration fee is NOK 3 000 for members of the IHSS and NOK 3 500 for non-members. Student fee is NOK 2 000.

All participants must register and pay the fee before April 15. The fee includes costs associated with coffee breaks and all meals.

Accommodation is provided by Oscarborg Hotel & Spa on the island. There are 75 double rooms available for participants. Accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

For the three days conference, the room rates are NOK 2 775 for a single room and NOK 1 995 per person in a double room. The bill has to be settled with the hotel at check out.

Participants are welcome to share double rooms. Please indicate on the registration form the name of the person with whom you will share the room.

Please fill in the registration and accommodation form and send it by e-mail to Liv Korslund,

Registration Form

Student travel grants

The Symposium is happy to announce up to 4 travel grants of NOK 2 500 available for students that would like to attend the meeting.

The following criteria must be met to be eligible:

  • The applicant must have a valid student identification card
  • The applicant cannot have received funding from other sources
  • The applicant must present a poster or talk at the symposium
Please send a short application including CV, letter of recommendation from your supervisor and copy of your valid student card to Make sure to include a putative title of your presentation.

Deadline for application is May 1.

Please note that grants can cover costs related to travel, accommodation and conference fee. Successful applicants will be notified before May 10 and grants will be disbursed at the conference.

The boat trip
There will be a three hour boattrip on the Oslofjord, including lunch on the boat (NOK 250 per person).
Oscarsborg and surroundings
The conferense will take place near Ås on an island just outside Drøbak; Oscarsborg Fortress dating back to 1853.

Oscarsborg Photo:

The fortress has a proud and dramatic history, and is best known for its heroic role during World War II.

Nearby lies the coastal village of Drøbak with narrow 18th- and 19th-century streets lined with small wooden houses that give the town an idyllic touch.

At the charming city square, Torget, we find the popular Tregaarden's Christmas House and Santa's Post Office.

It is possible to take a ferry from Drøbak through the Oslofjord archipelago to the green city of Oslo.

The beautiful location at the head of Oslo Fjord surrounded by forested ridges gives the city qualities that you do not normally expect from a capital.

Besides Oslo has a rich and varied cultural life and many attractions, it offers something for every taste! 

A big thank you to our sponsors for supporting the 13th Nordic-Baltic IHSS symposium:

MOLTER: MOLecular structures as drivers and tracers of TERrestrial C fluxes

The research council of Norway

Published 29. september 2014 - 15:18 - Updated 23. mai 2017 - 19:40