Oscar Frithiof Nordqvist

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Ph.D.[1] Oscar Frithiof Nordqvist (19 May 1858 - 1925[2]) was a Finnish hydrographer.

At age twelve he was one of the first students at the art school of the Finnish art association.[3] While serving as a Lieutenant in the military of the Grand Duchy of Finland, he accompanied Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld on S.S. Vega through the Northeast Passage in 1879, acting as the expedition's interpreter of Russian.[4] In 1887 he was in charge of a hydrographical expedition to the Gulf of Bothnia, marking the start of hydrographical work in Finland.[5] In 1901 he headed the Finnish delegation to the 2nd Conference for the Exploration of the Sea at Christiania.

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  1. ^ Lysekilsposten 30/7 1992 författad av Arvid Sandell
  2. ^ SVENSKARS RESOR UTOMLANDS, manuscript in the Uppsala University Library
  3. ^ Suomen taideyhdistyksen piirustuskoulun oppilasmatrikkeli - DBF database - Archived June 8, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Explorer A.E. Nordenskjöld Early meiji Japan's opening to foreign scientific contact: The Northeast passage expedition by A. E. Nordenskiöld with notes on his Finnish background
  5. ^ Finland's participation in early ICES - detailing Nordquist's role in the formation of ICES