Nordic Forum

The Nordic Forum for Geography and Statistics, held its first meeting in Voss, Norway in 1998, targeting employees in the Nordic statistical agencies working with GIS and geodata. The themes of discussion were initially cross-border regional statistics, data visualization and various examples GIS case studies. The forum is one of several statistical for a supported by the Nordic chief statisticians. Each fora gives an annual activity report to the chief statisticians.

Participants outside the Nordic countries soon became interested in participating in the NFGS conferences.  In 2006 the NFGS conference started to change form and gradually changed to a European Forum (EFGS). The focus became European focusing on harmonizing statistical products and processes. The first conference outside the Scandinavian countries was in Bled, Slovenia, in 2008.

There were no NFGS conferences held until the NFGS conference in Copenhagen in 2013. Statistics Denmark took the initiative to revitalize the joint Nordic forum focusing on GIS and geodata in the Nordic countries. Statistics Sweden followed up the NFGS conference in 2015 and NFGS is planned to be held every second year.

 

National contact persons

DENMARK

RASMUSSEN, Michael Berg
Head of Section
DSt Consulting
Tel. +45 3917 3781
mbr@dst.dk
Statistics Denmark
Sejrøgade 11
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
www.dst.dk/en

FINLAND

TAMMISTO, Rina
Statistics Finland
ICT Management
Työpajankatu 13
Finland
Tel: +358 29 551 3574
rina.tammisto@stat.fi

HARÐARSON, Ómar

ICELAND

HARÐARSON, Ómar
Leading statistician
Statistics Iceland
Borgartún 21a – 150 Reykjavík
Iceland
Tel: +354 528 +354 528 1031
omar.hardarson@hagstofa.is
hagstofa.is
www.statice.is

NORWAY

UNDELSTVEDT, Jørn Kristian
Senior Adviser
Statistics Norway
Division for housing, property, spatial and agricultural statistics
Box 1400 Rasta
2225 Kongsvinger, Norway
Tel: (+47) 94 50 68 64
jku@ssb.no

SWEDEN

MOSTRÖM, Jerker
Statistics Sweden
Regions and Environment
Box 24300
SE-104 51 Stockholm
SWEDEN
Tel: +46 10 479 4031
Jerker.Mostrom@scb.se

ÅLAND

ÅKERBERG, Iris
Statistician
Statistics and Research Åland
P.O. Box 1187
AX-22111 Mariehamn
Åland
FINLAND
Tel: +358 18 25490
Fax: +358 18 19495
iris.akerberg@asub.ax