The Staff

Tymon Tymon Zieliński, Assoc. Prof.
head of laboratory
e-mail: tymon@iopan.pl
 Jan Marcin Węsławski, Prof.
e-mail: weslaw@iopan.pl
 Paulina Pakszys, Ph.D.
email: pakszys@iopan.pl
Tomasz Kijewski Tomasz Kijewski, Ph.D.
e-mail: tkijewski@iopan.pl
 Ewa Piechowska, M. Sc. Eng.
e-mail: epiechowska@iopan.pl 
Ph.D. fellow
JP Joanna Piwowarczyk, Ph. D.
e-mail: piwowarczyk@iopan.pl
AK Aleksandra Koroza, M. Sc.
e-mail: akoroza@iopan.pl
KR Katarzyna Romancewicz, M. Sc.
e-mail: kromancewicz@iopan.pl

Mission

       In compliance with the philosophy behind the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in our research, we propose a holistic approach to the description of phenomena that occur within the natural environment, with a special focus on the role of the ocean-atmosphere system, in the creation and modification of climatic processes. Additionally, we study the impact of climatic changes on the natural environment, including impact on humans.
       We realize that humans play a key role in climate change. Therefore, it is our mission to spread information about the environmental changes and to educate society on these processes and peoples’ roles in them. We believe that we need to communicate to society, about how to mitigate these changes and what actions should be undertaken in order to adapt to the changing environment. Therefore, our team is involved in the organization of educational and communication based events, which aim at promoting the awareness and knowledge of the changing environment.

Co-operation

       In our research we cooperate with a number of international institutions, including: Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, NASA, Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam, universities in Milan and Florence, ISAC/CNR in Bologna, among others.
       In our dissemination and educational endeavors we cooperate with such partners as Sopot Science Association, Experyment Science Center in Gdynia, EurOcean, European Marine Board Communication Panel or National Oceanography Center in Southampton.

Notes

       The citizen science is to build a civil society. The operational scheme boils down to engaging people not associated with scientific research to conduct scientific observations and to share the results with scientific society. In addition to strictly scientific value, such actions are essential to raising public awareness and trust in scientific methodology.
       Smartfin: surfing for the science. The Smartfin program launched in 2017 on US West Coast, we coordinate it on polish shore. It runs on surfboard fins with sensors that measure water temperature and in future - multiple ocean parameters. Collected data are sent to dedicated server to make them avaliable for the worldwide scientific community and might be useful to enhance the resolution of oceanographic survey and complement of other observation systems. We engaged polish surfers community called the See Baltic Poland.



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