Presentations, interviews and articles

September 20th-23th 2016

September 5th – 7th 2016

sept5_2016_hollandParticipation in the COST meeting in The Hague, visiting the aquaponics test plants at Wageningen and the roof-top aquaponics farm of UrbanFarmers.

August 13th 2016

baendamarkadur_august2016Aquaponics presentation at the farmers day in Saudarkrokur North Iceland

June 4th-5th 2016

presentation-at-the-ocean-cluster-in-june-2016Aquaponics presentation at the Iceland Ocean Cluster in Reykjavik in collaboration with students from the School of Arts.

May 20th 2016

holar_2016Presentation by Thorarinsdottir about aquaponics development in Europe and Iceland at Holar University College, Saudarkrokur, North Iceland

April 2016

ibn_april_2016Interview with Ragnheidur Thorarinsdottir by Dagny Gisladottir about EcoPonics published in April 2016 in the Icelandic journal I bodi natturunnar,

March 22nd 2016

slovenia_march2016Presentation by Thorarinsdottir about aquaponics development in Iceland at the International conference Aquaponics – Research matters held in Ljubljana, Slovenia

January 16th 2016

mengi_jan2016Presentation by Thorarinsdottir about aquaponics at Mengi, Reykjavik for students and teachers from the School of Arts.

October 20th-23th 2015

Presentation at Aquaculture Europe 15 in Rotterdam, Netherlands given by Dr. Ragnheidur Thorarinsdottir on Analytical innovation system framework analysis on commercial aquaponics development in Europe, Thorarinsdottir, R.I., Kotzen, B., Milliken, S., Kopina, M. and Pantanella E.

October 13th 2015

A film from the COST FA1305 training school on Commercial Aquaponics: How to Develop a Business Opportunity (September 2015). Filmed and produced by Oliver Halsey.

October 12th 2015

Interview with Isak Mar Johannesson and Ragnheidur Thorarinsdottir about EcoPonics by Dominique Plédel Jónsson published in the Icelandic journal Gestgjafinn,

September 24th 2015

pak_choiOur aquaponics pilot units were presented to the many guests visiting our office at the open house at the Iceland Ocean Cluster. The pak choi was extremely well welcomed by the guests. Isak, Ragnar and Ragnheidur told about the systems and the ideas behind the concept. The aquaponics game developed by university students was presented and also photos from our pilot units in Sudavogur in Reykjavik and the greenhouse farm Akur in South Iceland were shown. Many thanks to the many guests that came to our office!

August 20th 2015

Aquaponics Practical Guide by Fernando Sustaeta Breen, published by Tknika

August 15th 2015

A new publication Aquaponics Guidelines has been published in collaboration with aquaponics specialists from the COST Aquaponics Hub. The printed publication can be ordered by e-mail to (EUR 30) and is available free of charge in electronic form below.

June 5th 2015

IGFF´s aquaponics presented in the Danish industry journal Gartnertidende

May 29th 2015

Presentation of IGFF aquaponic test plant made by ‘Food culture’ the magazine of the Agriculture and Food association of Denmark.

April 22nd-23rd

COST_EcoponicsDr Paul Rye Kledal presented his results on aquaponics economics and viability and Dr. Ragnheidur I Thorarinsdottir presented the preliminary results on analytical innovation system framework analysis on aquaponics at the COST FA1305 The EU Aquaponics Hub meeting held at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Furthermore, Ms Beatriz Diaz from Breen presented the results from dietary tests in aquaponics and Mr Simon Goddek and Daniel Coaten PhDs at the University of Iceland presented their PhD projects.

April 10th 2015

Article on Challenges of Sustainable and Commercial Aquaponics published in Sustainability 2015, 7(4), 4199-4224; doi:10.3390/su7044199.


April 1st 2015

Okra1 Okra2Fresh okra and tilapia were presented for visitors on the formal opening of the third phase of The Iceland Ocean Cluster at Grandagardur 16 in Reykjavik. The okra is growing well providing excellent products. Okra is a well known health product, but not a well known product on the Icelandic market so far. Further tests on concumer acceptance are planned and three different types of okra will be tested during the summer/autumn 2015.

March 17th 2015

INNTV visits the Aquaponics System at the Iceland Ocean Cluster

February 2015

Ragnheidur, Ragnar and Soffia presented the aquaponics concept to Soknarfæri.

Minnsta fiskeldisstod landsins

February 10th 2015

Test of herbs, chili, peberAkvagroup Ltd. visiting the IGFF test plant with Chinese aquafirm and aquaculture university professors.

December 18th 2014

20150125_121020PlantLab visiting the IGFF test plant discussing future cooperation prospects as well as planning for the Copenhagen Urban farm tour on the 16th of March 2015 combined Ecoponics and Leonardo.

December 15th 2014

DTU-Aqua visiting the plant for discussing the possibilities of using IGFF test plant as a research facility on RAS for their MSc and PhD students.

December 3rd 2014

Red Tilapia fingerlingsThe commercial horticultural producer LEGRO Ltd. visiting the IGFF test plant for discussing the possibilities of IGFF moving into their production plant and testing aquaponics on a more industrial scale based production.

November 25th 2014

Breen presented at the Television Program Sustraia.

November 19th 2014

CHCCopenhagen Hospitality College visiting the IGFF test plant for discussing possibilities of setting up a 130 m2 aquaponic production at their compound as part of their education of cooks, New Nordic Kitchen and understanding the ‘farm to fork’ concept with own fresh produce.

October 17th 2014


September 8th 2014

Article in Kópavogsblaðið

July 22nd 2014

Article in Fréttablaðið (Icelandic newspaper)


July 16th 2014

Article in Morgunblaðið (Icelandic newspaper)

July 2nd 2014

Article in Fréttablaðið (Icelandic newspaper)

June 30th 2014

Design of Breens aquaponics development at Tknika.

June 18th 2014

Gutzmann, E. and Kledal, P.R., Aquaponics and the prospects of large scale commercial production. To be presented at Aquaculture Europe 14, San Sebastian, Spain, October 14-17, 2014

Körner, O., Gutzman E. and Kledal, P.R., Modelling the symbiotic effects in aquaponics, To be presented at Aquaculture Europe 14, San Sebastian, Spain, October 14-17, 2014

Thorarinsdottir, R., Implementing commercial aquaponics in Europe, first results from the EcoInnovation Project EcoPonics. To be presented at Aquaculture Europe 14, San Sebastian, Spain, October 14-17, 2014

May 20th 2014

Presentation at the Municipality of Kopavogur in Iceland

April 28th 2014

Presentation for representatives from Austurbru in East Iceland

April 22nd 2014

Presentation at the Municipality of Seltjarnarnes in Iceland

April 16th 2014

Interview in the local newspaper “El Diario Vasco”, about Breen and this project, 

March 28th 2014

Interview at Natturan

March 28th 2014

Presentation for the Municipality of Reykjavík

March 25th 2014

Aquaponics seminar at Solheimar


March 24th 2014

Radio interview on RÚV – Rás 1, Sjónmál

March 20th 2014

Presentation at Impra


March 19th 2014

A double perspective on Erasmus for young entrepreneurs. Interview on Unitee blog.

March 11th 2014

Visit of the President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, to Iceland Ocean Cluster


March 4th 2014

Interview in Utvegsbladid

March 4th 2014

Radio Interview in Bylgjan – I bitid

February 2014

Tímarit Haskola Islands


January 23th 2014

Morgunbladid (Icelandic newspaper)


January 21st 2014

Lecture on: ‘500 years of Urban farming in Denmark’, Grøn Hverdag, Copenhagen

January 17th 2014

Presentation at Iceland Ocean Cluster – guests included politicians and administrative people from municipalities, representants from public media and the minister of industries and innovation in Iceland

December 16th 2013

Interview in Casos de Éxito, BREEN, innovación en cultivos acuícolas

December 11th 2013

Presentation on ‘Aquaponics & Urban farming’, Seminar at SLU University Alnarp Community, Sweden

December 2013

Kledal, Paul Rye (2013): Morgendagens By-landbrug [The Urban farms of Tomorrow], Grøn Hverdag no. 4/ 2013, pp. 16-18

November 22nd 2013

Thorarinsdottir, R.I., Direct use of Geothermal Energy for new businesses, presentation at the University of Iceland,

October 9th-11th 2013

Thorarinsdottir, R.I., Aquaponics based on geothermal energy, 2nd NordicRAS in Aalborg, Denmark

October 6th 2013

Presentation at: ‘Dyrk, Høst, Spis’, [Grow, Harvest, Eat] Conference on Urban Farming and the edible city, Copenhagen

October 1st 2013

Interview in the local newspaper in Grimstad Norway