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Heðin Abrahamsen was educated as "maskinsmiður" (Industrial technician specialising in machinery) at the shipyard in Klaksvík in 1973 and Víðkaður Maskinmeistari (Marine Engineer's Extra Examination) in Denmark in 1982. After a few years as a marine engineer on a fishing trawler and engineer at small powerplants in villages in Greenland, he became a teacher at Maskinmeistaraskúlin (Marine Engineer Collage) in Tórshavn in 1987. He received a B.Sc. in Petroleum  Engineering in 2004 and an M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics 2010, boat degrees at The University of Faroe Islands.

Since 2010 Heðin has been a researcher at Fiskaaling (Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroes) where the main research has been Aquaculture in exposed areas. Heðin is now an Industrial PhD-student where Fiskaaling is the Industrial part and Setrið (The University of the Faroe Islands) is the administrator.

Management and Board Positions

  • Chairman of the teachers’ council.
  • Leader of the teachers union.
  • Head of teaching, 2004 – 2010.

Research interests

  • Aquaculture in exposed areas
  • Measurements of waves and currents (Wave buoy, ADCP, temperature, pressure, ...)
  • Measurements of waves and currents influence volume in fish cages.
  • Wave-generated currents related to aquaculture.
  • Modelling the shape of fish-cages
  • Modelling wave-generated currents


Heðin has been a teacher in more than 20 years at Maskinmeistaraskúlin, now Vinnuháskúlin, teaching Maskinmeistarum (Marine Engineers), and in this job he reseived a degree in Pedagogikum in 1997.

As part of the PhD-study Heðin has taught Engineers in Mechanic Physic.


Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Teldumyndil av alibúri á Lambavík’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2016th ser. 02 (2014).

Heðn Abrahamsen. ‘Estimate of wind, waves and current at Sandsvág’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2015th ser. 10 (2015).

Heðn Abrahamsen and Knud Simonsen and Øystein Patursson. ‘Hvussu nótin stendur niður á Sandsvág’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2015th ser. 20 (2015).

Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Samanbering millum mátingar við aldu- og streymmátaraboyu og mátingar við ADCP-mátara á botni’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2016th ser. 18 (2016).

Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Aldu- og streym- mátingar á Sandsvág 2014-2016’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2016th ser. 19 (2016).

Heðin Abrahamsen and Øystein Patursson. ‘Description of measurements on the aquaculture site Sandsvág’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2017th ser. 03 (2017).

Heðin Abrahamsen and Øystein Patursson. ‘Description of measurements on the aquaculture site Sandsvág, Final part’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2017th ser. 15 (2017).

Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Estimate of wind, waves, and current at Borðoyarvík’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2018th ser. 09 (2018).

Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Streymmáting á Sandsvág 7. nov. - 5. des. 2019, frárensl’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2019th ser. 21 (2019).

Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Aldumáting á Lambavík 2019-2020 LAMC1901’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2020th ser. 03 (2020).

Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Measurements at Sandsvág 2019-2020’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2020th ser. 07 (2020).

Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Severe events at Sandsvág 2019-2020’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2020th ser. 08 (2020).

Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Aldumáting á Lambavík 2020 LAMD2001’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2020th ser. 11 (2020).

Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Aldumáting á Selvík 2020 SORF2001’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2020th ser. 12 (2020).

Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Aldumátingar eystan fyri Nólsoy ’. In: Fiskaalingrit. 2020th ser. 13 (2020).

Heðin Abrahamsen. ’Aldugjørt rák- ein avbjóðing har ábært er- In: Frøði ISSN 1395-0045 1/2021 page 14.

Creative Works

Heðin Abrahamsen, Claus Thomsen, and Benadikt Joensen, February 2006: Útbúgvingarætlan fyri maskinmeistaraútbúgvingaina.

Hans Johannes á Brúgv, Petur Hans Dahl, Heðin Abrahamsen, Jón Magnussen, and Benadikt Joensen, June 2006: Álit um bachelorútbúgvingar á Vinnuháskúlanum.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Exploration Geophysics, Náttúruvísindadeildin - Faculty of Science and Technology

… → 2010

Bachelor, Petroleum Engeneer, Náttúruvísindadeildin - Faculty of Science and Technology

… → 2004

External positions




  • VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
  • QA76 Computer software
  • SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
  • TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering


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