Processing of research data has been carried out at several institutes, especially the Agricultural Research Institute, the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, the Marine Research Institute , the National Energy Authority and the Science Institute of the University of Iceland. Until recently the National Land Survey of Iceland took all aerial photographs of Surtsey, but this work is currently in the hands of Loftmyndir Ltd.
The Surtsey Research Society has maintained an office at the Icelandic Institute of Natural History and is grateful for the Institute’s assistance and hospitality.
The chairman of the Surtsey Research Society is Hallgrímur Jónasson, director of the Icelandic Centre for Research. Others on the board are Borgþór Magnússon (vice-chairman), Karl Gunnarsson (secretary), Vignir Thoroddsen (treasurer), Lovísa Ásbjörnsdóttir (Webmaster), Hallgrímur Indriðason, Bjarni Diðrik Sigurðsson, Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, Vilhjálmur Smári Þorvaldsson and Starri Heiðmarsson.