Paulina Pakszys

address: Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences,
Powstańców Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland
phone: +48 (58) 73 11 611

  • Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Physical Oceanography Department, PhD student from October 2012 at the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences Ph.D. program in the field of Oceanogpraphy. Defense of doctoral dissertation “Horizontal viariability of aerosol optical properties in the European Arctic” on June 13, 2018. Supervisor dr hab. Tymon Zieliński, assoc. prof. IO PAN and Dr. Christoph Ritter (AWI). Doctoral degree in the field of Earth Sciences at the 129th meeting of the Scientific Council on June 26, 2018.
  • Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Physical Oceanography Department, Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory, PhD student in Earth Sciences from October 2012;
  • University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, The Institute of Oceanography, Marine Physics, Master of Science,12.07.2012, diploma number: 153282;
  • University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, The Institute of Oceanography, Physical oceanography with geoinformatics, Bachelor's Degree 8.07.2010, diploma number: 136425.

English: level B2 (advance) by the council of Europe;

German: level A1 (basic) by the council of Europe.


I am interested in diving, I already get some entitlements: diver KDP/CMAS P1, Enriched AIR Diver. I also love to read books, both about the scientific and travels issues. In my spare time I like to travel, meet new cultures, customs, kitchen’s and religions from around the world.

  • Academic research special scholarship "Polar-KNOW" for PhD students after II year from Institute Oceanology PAS, which preparing a doctoral thesis with polar issue, possibly specialized methodology which could be applying to better explore polar regions of the Earth's environment, for the academic year 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
  • Academic scholarship for the academic years 2013/2014 from director of Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • Special award from President of the Sopot Scientific Society for the activity for the Society for promoting the science in 2012/2013.

More than 35 presentations, more than 20 posters in national and international conferences/workshop’s (Poland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Austria, Japan, Finland, Netherland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Norway).


Member of the Organizing Committee:
  • Exhibition on CommOcean 2018, 3rd International Marine Science Communication Conference, 4-5.12.2018, Southampton, UK;
  • Scientists’ Night 2018 in Experiment Science Center– Nano Micro Makro, 28.09.2018 r.;
  • XXVI National Seminar on Meteorology and Polar Climatology, 13-14.05.2018, Sopot, Poland;
  • Winter workshop on physics of the atmopshere by Scientific Network POLAND-AOD, 6-13.03.2016, Mountain Shelter PTTK in Jaworzyna Krynicka,
  • I, II and III International Sopot Youth Conference entitled "Where the World is Heading?", Sopot, Poland, 2016, 2017, 2018;
  • I, II, III National Conference of research network Poland-AOD entitled "Role of aerosols in climate system", Sopot, 2015, Warsaw 2013 and 2017;
  • Studies in the Arctic Workshop. Contribution to the Ny-Alesund Atmosphere Flagship Programme, 2016, Sopot;
  • I and II National Conference of research network Poland-AOD entitled "Role of aerosols in climate system", Sopot, 2015, Warsaw 2013;
  • Workshop on Arctic Aerosols, 23-24.10.2014, Sopot, Poland;
  • V, VI, VII National Sopot Forum of Young Scientists entitled "Where the World is Heading?", Sopot, Poland, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • External NAWA expert based on application No. PUW/EKS/2018/2/00313: par. 2 act 4 point 2 regulation number 4/2018 of March 22, 2018 by the Director of the National Academic Exchange Agency regarding external experts
  • Member of Ny-Alesund Atmosphere Flagship Programme
  • Member of the Polish Svalbard Snow Program - Polish Polar consortium - member of the consortium, implementer of the Hydrology working group.
  • Funding for the preparation of a doctoral dissertation, funding a research project in the field of basic research –ETIUDA 4, granted by National Science Center in Poland.
  • Participant in international projects: iAREA, CHEMSEA, SatBałtyk.
  • Participant in research networks: Poland-AOD, AERONET, MAN.
  • Sopot Scientific Society from 2013, as a member of society, page moderator, the organizer of many activities, lectures, meetings, popular events.
  • Many activities associated with popularizing science (especially for children) like Baltic Festival or Explorers Day.
  • Internship in Alfred Wegener Institute within the NCN project ETIUDA 4, 2016/2017.
  • Cruises on r/v Oceania, over Baltic Sea, North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, from 2011.
  • Field measurements within the iArea project, Polish Polar Station Hornsund, 2013 and 2015.
  • Scientific Communication Workshop, 17-21.11.2014, Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Annual course "Meteorology via the Internet" conducted within the Centre for Open and Multimedia Education UW in 2013/2014 by the Department of Atmospheric Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw.
  • E-courses (via Internet) within the COURSERA, Web of Science service , ESRI Polska since 2014.
  • Workshop MiniMAsterClasse Fame Lab, Gdynia, Poland, 15 January 2014.
  • Workshops ONT, Gdańsk, Poland, 2013/2014.
  • 9th Summer School on Atmospheric Aerosol Physics, Measurement, and Sampling, Hyytiälä, Finland, 4.05-10.05.2013.
  • E-course ESRI, 1.09.2010-1.09.2011.
  • Apprenticeships in Maritime Office in Słupsk, Sienkiewicza 18, 76-200 Słupsk, District of Coastal Protection in Ustka, Kościuszki 13, 76-270 Ustka, 1.09.-31.09.2009.
  1. P. Pakszys (2014). An application of object classification method for determining spatial distribution of a sea bottom structure and its cover using image of Side Scan Sonar. Springer, Insights on Environmental Changes, Where the World is Heading, pp 77-94.
  2. A. Strzałkowska, P. Makuch, O. Zawadzka, P. Pakszys (2014). A modern approach to aerosol studies over the Baltic Sea. Springer, Insights on Environmental Changes, Where the World is Heading, pp 49-64.
  3. P. Pakszys, T. Zieliński, K. Markowicz, T. Petelski, P. Makuch, A. Rozwadowska (2015). Annual changes of aerosol optical depth and Ångström exponent over Spitsbergen. Springer Series: GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Impact of climate changes on marine environments, ISBN: 978-3-319-14282-1.
  4. A. Strzałkowska, T. Zieliński, P. Makuch, P. Pakszys, T. Petelski (2015). Impact of breaking waves on sea salt production and local change of aerosol optical properties. Springer Series: GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Impact of climate changes on marine environments, ISBN: 978-3-319-14282-1
  5. T. Zieliński, T. Petelski, A. Strzałkowski, P. Pakszys, P. Makuch (2015). Impact of wild forest fires in Eastern Europe on aerosol composition and particle optical properties. Oceanologia, 58, 1, January-March 2016, pp 13-24.
  6. K. Markowicz, M. T. Chiliński, J. Lisok, O. Zawadzka, I. S. Stachlewska, L. Janicka, A. Rozwadowska, P. Makuch, P. Pakszys, T.Zieliński, T. Petelski, M. Posyniak, A. Pietruczuk, A. Szkop, D. L. Westphal (2016). Study of aerosol optical properties during long-range transport of biomass burning from Canada to Central Europe in July 2013. Journal of Aerosol Science, 101, pp 156-173.
  7. J. Lisok, K.M. Markowicz, C. Ritter, P. Makuch, T. Petelski,, M. Chiliński, J. W. Kaminski, S. Becagli, R. Traversi, R. Udisti, A. Rozwadowska, M. Jefimow, P. Markuszewski, R. Neuber, P. Pakszys, I.S. Stachlewska, J. Struzewska, T. Zieliński (2016). 2014 iAREA campaign on aerosol in Spitsbergen - Part 1: Study of physical and chemical properties. Atmospheric Environment, 140, pp 150-166.
  8. C. Ritter, R. Nauber, A. Schulz, K.M. Markowicz, I.S. Stachlewska, J. Lisok, P. Makuch, P. Pakszys, P. Markuszewski, A. Rozwadowska, T. Petelski, T. Zieliński, S. Becagli, R. Traversi, R. Udisti, M. Gausa (2016). 2014 iAREA campaign on aerosol in Spitsbergen - Part 2: Pptical properties from Raman-lidar and in-situ observations at Ny-Ålesund. Atmospheric Environment, 141, pp 1-19.
  9. A.Nawrot, K.Migała, B.Luks, P.Pakszys, P.Głowacki (2016). Chemistry of snow cover and acidic snowfall during a season with high level air pollution at Hansbreen glacier, Spitsbergen. Polar Science, 10, pp 249-261.
  10. K.M. Markowicz, P. Pakszys, C. Ritter, T. Zieliński, R. Udisti, D. Cappelletti, M. Mazzola, M. Shiobara, P. Xian, O. Zawadzka, J. Lisok, T. Petelski, P. Makuch, G. Karasiński (2016). Impact of North American intense fires on aerosol optical properties measured over the European Arctic in July 2015. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 121, 24, pp 14487–14512.
  11. P.Pakszys, T.Zieliński (2017). Aerosol optical properties over Svalbard: a comparison between Ny-Ålesund and Hornsund. Oceanologia, OCEANO-D-16-00084R1, 59/4.
  12. Cisek, M., Petelski, T., Zieliński, T., Makuch, P., Pakszys, P., Rozwadowska, A., Markuszewski, P. Aerosol Optical Depth variations due to local breeze circulation in Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen. Oceanologia (2017),
  13. T.Zieliński, T.Petelski, M.Cisek, P.Makuch, A.Rozwadowska, P.Pakszys (2017). Comparison of meteorological conditions in Svalbard fjords: Hornsund and Kongsfjorden. Oceanologia, OCEANO-D-16-00048R2, 59/4.
  14. Proceedings of the International Sopot Youth Conference 2018: Where the World is Heading Edited by Pakszys, P., Kotynska-Zielinska, I., Teclaw, J., Smoliński, S., Published by Sopot Science Association and Today We Have, ISBN 978–83–946541-2-2.
  15. Study of aerosol optical and chemical properties during a long-range transport of biomass burning particles towards Spitsbergen in summer 2017, T. Zieliński, L. Ferrero, S. Grassl, G. H. Hansen, D. Mateos, M. Mazzola, R. Neuber, P. Pakszys, M. Severi, P. Sobolewski, R. Traversi, C. Valesco-Merino, Journal of Aerosol Science, accepted.
  16. Chemical composition of aerosol over the Arctic 2 Ocean from two years of summer AREX cruise: ions, 3 amines, EC/OM, PAHs, n-alkanes, and metals, Luca Ferrero, Giorgia Sangiorgi,Y, Maria G. Perrone, C. Rizzi, M. Cataldi, P. Markuszewski, P. Pakszys, P. Makuch, T. Petelski, S. Becagli, R. Traversi, R. Udisti, E. Bolzacchini, T. Zieliński, Journal of Atmosphere, accepted.

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