Range of activities

The Maritime Institute of the GMU became the Polish offshore market leader in the field of environmental surveys and development of environmental, geophysical, geological, and geotechnical documentation for offshore investments, the offshore energy sector in particular. This applies to both commercial projects and support for public administration bodies in the preparation and implementation of directional formal standards and good practices in marine research.  ---»

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.  ​​«---

Our history

The Maritime Institute was established on 3 March 1950, as the Maritime Technical Institute (from 1954, the Maritime Institute). Its task was to conduct scientific research in the fields of shipbuilding, construction, expansion and operation of ports and port facilities, as well as technological methods and processes implemented in the maritime transport sector.     ---» 

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.     «---

Departments and Laboratories

Department of Ecology

Department of Economics and Law

Department of Maritime Geotechnics

Department of Operational Oceanography

Department of Environment Protection

Department of Maritime Hydrotechnics 

Maritime Electronics Division

Spatial Policy Division

Research vessels
Equipment and measuring equipment offer
Departments and Teams
Publications and publishing
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