Tymon Zieliński, Prof.
head of laboratory
Jan Marcin Węsławski, Prof.
Paulina Pakszys, Ph.D.
Tomasz Kijewski, Ph.D.
Joanna Piwowarczyk, Ph. D.
|Aleksandra Koroza, M. Sc.
MissionIn 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.
A wide range of our popularising and educational activities is an offer for everyone interested in both using it and joining our activities. We invite you to familiarise yourself with it on the website https://oceanofchanges.com/en/
Co-operationIn 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.
NotesOcean of changes – an ongoing project coordinated by the CORE in cooperation with many partners. The project is a part of the European maritime education platform "EU4Ocean Coalition". Since 2021, the project has been a partner of the UN "Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)" program.
The idea of the Ocean of Change project is to exchange information on matters relating to the seas and oceans in order to build a community operating under the UN "Sustainable Development Goals", and in the case of local activities, with particular emphasis on the Baltic Sea.
The project consists of two annual, international conferences, for children and young researchers entitled: Where the World is Heading, an annual science picnic and a year-round set of educational workshops for children and youth, during which students learn to be sensitive to the climate and ocean change issues in every aspect, including the social consequences of changes.
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.