Range of activities
Thanks to the multidisciplinarity of its departments and laboratories, participation in projects and other enterprises related to the management of Baltic resources, the Institute has become a centre of competence and knowledge, a hub for processing and evaluating the information on the needs of and priorities for the maritime economy and the use of sea resources, including marine space.
The main activities of the Institute are research, development, and experimentation, which cover technical, technological, economic, organisational, environmental and legal issues in the field of maritime economy. The other important activities include adapting the results of scientific research and development works to the needs of maritime practice and policy and implementing the results of scientific research and development works. The research and development works are carried out for the government, local governments and maritime administration as well as for enterprises related to the maritime economy and the coastal region.
The main fields of activity of the Maritime Institute of the Gdynia Maritime University include:
- innovative research in the field of sea resources and maritime economy, that takes into account the need to create a sustainable space in the Baltic Sea by providing expert knowledge in the field of planning and management of marine areas, including marine protected areas;
- specialised business services in the sector of maritime economy and related sectors, including the energy, maritime transport and seaports, maritime tourism and cultural heritage;
- research and development projects in the field of environmental protection at sea and on land and the ecology of marine waters, including sea fisheries;
- provision of oceanographic research and analytical services with the use of dedicated research equipment and apparatus, including research vessels and certified laboratories;
- specialised laboratory analyses in the field of chemistry, biology, and marine geotechnics;
- providing expert knowledge in the field of ecology, geology, geotechnics, and marine hydroengineering;
- operationalisation of artificial intelligence in transport to optimise transportation processes and support ecological modes of transport, especially sea and river transport;
- design, maintenance, and management of databases and development of innovative maritime research and information technologies related to safety and monitoring of phenomena and continuous processes.
The Maritime Institute wins new projects and orders for consulting, expert and research services, as well as manages implemented projects. At the same time, it creates and develops international research and development projects using domestic and international programmes and funds, including support from the European Union. For many years, the Maritime Institute has been cooperating extensively with domestic and foreign scientific institutions by conducting joint research projects. «---
In the following years, the field of activity of the Maritime Institute expanded. New departments and laboratories were established, including the Departments of Oceanography, Geoengineering, Maritime Electronics, IT, Ecology and Environmental Protection. The Institute’s staff, technical facilities, and equipment have also developed. The fleet of research vessels plays a special role in the work of the Institute.
The needs of the modern maritime economy, in which the energy sector is gaining strategic importance, have opened up new areas of activity for the Maritime Institute. Research related to the development of offshore wind farms or offshore installations and power grids is currently a vital part of its activity.
The Maritime Institute, which has become a unit of the Gdynia Maritime University in 2019, carries out scientific and research and development projects for enterprises, institutions, and state administration bodies related to the broadly understood maritime economy. It is also a partner in many national and international scientific projects and provides expert services to entities from such sectors and industries as transport, energy, environmental protection, sea coast protection, tourism, and cultural heritage. «---