The fishing company Samherji Ltd in Akureyri has funded a special project on studying and monitoring the Strytan hydrothermal vents ecosystem. Dr Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, is the protector of this research project. A group of scientist is now planning the research project. Most of the diving connected to this project will be done by Erlendur Bogason and his dive team where they will use both still and HD video cameras. They will also collect animals, algae and microorganism from the ecosystem for further research and identification. The project was initiated in beginning of January and the plan is to complete most of it in end of September.