Ólafur is the founder of Belgingur and has worked with atmospheric models since 1997. Having previously worked at the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the Icelandic Energy Authority, Ólafur has a PhD in meteorology from the University of Bergen, Norway. He has been a visiting scientist at NOAA/ESRL (formerly NOAA/ETL) in Boulder, Colorado, on a number of occasions and has authored numerous peer reviewed articles on meteorology and frequently lectures on the subject around the world. Ólafur has been a part time teacher at the University of Iceland as well as co-supervising MSc. projects at Reykjavík University, DTU in Denmark and the University of the Faroe Islands.
Maria is responsible for the creation of long term value from customers, markets, and relationships. Her experience ranges from managing delivery of corporate IT services to heading Iceland’s largest privately run medical clinic. Maria was an advisor to Belgingur on financial and strategic planning before taking on the position of Buisness Development Director in 2013.
Karolina graduated from computer science at Poznań University of Technology (Poland) in 2011, soon to obtain her second master’s degree in geoinformation. In 2011 she spent a year on her own research on applications of genetic programming in global temperature modeling, in affiliation with Poznań University of Technology and Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2012 and 2013 she worked at the Finnish Meteorological Institute. In 2013 she was awarded the Harry Otten Prize for Innovation in Meteorology for a project on social media data analysis for weather prediction and information.