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Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN)
Native name
Instytut Oceanologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Powstancow Warszawy 55
+48 58 73 11 600
+48 58 551 21 30
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organisation profile

The Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IO-PAS) was founded in 1983 as the successor to the Marine Station of the Academy in existence in Sopot since 1953.

The Institute mission is to generate the knowledge to support the sustainable use and protection of the marine environment through innovative, high-level scientific and technological research that significantly adds to the knowledge and understanding of the environment, and provides information and technology for its clients. The Institute's clients are Polish and international users of marine science and technology, the Polish community, governmental agencies, policy makers, educators and students.
The Institute of Oceanology conducts scientific research in the shelf seas and coastal regions including the Baltic and European Arctic Seas.

Strategic Directions of IO PAS Research:
Role of the oceans in climate change and its effects for the European Seas:climate forming oceanographic phenomena including heat and salt fluxes and its variability in the Nordic Seas; mass and heat exchange between sea and atmosphere; observation and modelling of radiation fluxes in the sea - atmosphere system; mesoscale structures; water mass formation and internal waves; energetics of primary production; climate induced changes in the marine food web; biodiversity of glaciated fjords along environmental gradients
Natural and antropogenic variability of the Baltic Sea environment; exchange of water masses in the Baltic Sea; monitoring of the Baltic Sea ecosystem using passive remote sensing methods; geochemistry and geochronology of organic matter in the Baltic Sea; speciation of heavy metals in sediment and water; accumulation and distribution of natural and artificial radionuclides in marine organisms, sediments and water; analytical and numerical investigations of sound scattering by aggregations; sound detection of gas bubble concentrations in sea water.
Contemporary changes of the coastal ecosystems in the shelf seas: pelago-benthic coupling and sedimentation rates in coastal waters; numerical modelling of water circulation in coastal zone; sandy littoral ecology within the Integrated Coastal Management System.
Genetic and physiological mechanisms of functioning marine organisms; principles of marine biotechnology: genetic and endocrinological mechanisms in marine fish and invertebrates; genetic polymorphism of some marine and fresh water species with the application of molecular markers; biological role of bacterial bioluminescence in the marine environment.

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Connected Data Centres (CDI)
  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)
  • European Cruise programmes (EuroFleets)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
Collating centre
Institute of Meteorology and Water Management National Research Institute, Poland (IMGW-NRI)
Latest update
5 February 2020 12:37:22 PM