Departments and Teams

QHSE TEAM
RESEARCH VESSEL MANAGEMENT TEAM
IT DEPARTMENT
MECHATRONICS TEAM OF THE DOO
PROJECT SUPPORT CENTRE
PEOPLE

QHSE Team

The QHSE Team is active in the field of quality, health, safety and environment. The Team supports and encourages the employees of the MI GMU to adopt the right and responsible approach to work safety, taking into account the environmental impact. The priority of our activities is quality, health and safety at work and environmental protection. To meet the standards and requirements, the QHSE Team promotes and adheres to the principle of continuous improvement, which enables improvements in the workplace and motivates to introduce innovative solutions. Our actions ensure that the final service provided to the Client is of high quality and has been carried out in safe conditions. 

RANGE OF ACTIVITIES

  • supporting the Director of MI GMU in implementing the assumptions of the Integrated Management System Policy (IMS); 
  • implementation of the highest safety standards during works performed at sea and on land;
  • building a safety culture in the workplace by e.g. striving to minimise and prevent accidents at work, potentially dangerous events, and occupational diseases, organising regular training and making employees aware of the hazards or risks identified in relation to the performance of a given job;
  • development and implementation of quality assurance plans, environmental protection programs, and occupational health and safety programs for projects carried out at sea and on land;
  • systematic internal audits conducted as part of the implemented IMS and audits of the other party;
  • supervising the fulfilment of the requirements of the IMS compliant with the standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001, and maintaining the validity of the IMS Certificate; participating in the supervision of the legal and other requirements for quality, environment and occupational health and safety;
  • environmental protection through measures to eliminate potential environmental damages in the projects implemented;
  • implementing effective methods of communication to ensure the proper quality of projects and maintaining constant contact with the Clients;
  • proper supervision of subcontractors (e.g. through carrying out appropriate inspections of units, which decide on the admittance of a given unit to the project, and QHSE inspections – planned already at the project implementation stage).
     

CONTACT PERSON 
Beata Klingenberg 

phone: 58 301-16-41 
Beata.Klingenberg@im.umg.edu.pl

Research Vessel Management Team

The Research Vessel Management Team is responsible for the management and servicing of the research vessel fleet at the disposal of the Maritime Institute of the GMU and cooperating effectively with the Shipowners’ Department of the GMU.   

RANGE OF ACTIVITIES 

  • supervision over the proper operation of the vessels; 
  • ensuring and supervising the ship crews;
  • ensuring constant readiness of the vessels for work;
  • control of documentation and certificates of vessels and the crew;
  • organisation and supervision of fuel bunkering;
  • supervision over the logistic chain related to the mobilisation and demobilisation of the vessel during the implementation of research cruises;
  • participation in the work of the QHSE Team related to the updating and control of compliance with internal and project regulations;
  • supervision over the technical efficiency of the ship, planning its inspections, services and repairs;
  • organisation of supplies to the vessel;
  • participation in inspections, audits and controls;
  • implementation of new regulations and requirements related to the Safety Management System;
  • contact with customers chartering our vessels;
  • cooperation with other teams of the MI GMU to ensure correct implementation of the tasks planned;
  • supervision over the budgets of the vessels.  

The team is responsible for co-organising the planning of research carried out with the use of research vessels at the disposal of the Maritime Institute. It also supports other units in logistics, planning, and organising research cruises.
The team is in charge of the following vessels: 

  • r/v IMOR – the flagship research vessel of the Maritime Institute of the GMU, a “Floating Laboratory for the needs of the energy and maritime industries” prepared for the implementation of specialised measurements and offshore works; 
  • m/y IMOROS 2 – a small research vessel;
  • m/y IMOROS 3 – a small research vessel;
  • m/y IMOS 2 – research pontoon for shallow waters. 

CONTACT PERSON 
Paweł Janowski  

pjanowski@im.umg.edu.pl

IT Department

The IT Department consists of IT specialists and network and system administrators. We make our best to keep the infrastructure in optimum condition and strive to ensure efficient work and a safe work environment. We provide technical support to the employees of the Institute who work remotely. The employees of the Department develop the IT system of the Maritime Institute and constantly look for new ideas to solve technical problems.   

RANGE OF ACTIVITIES

  • IT systems management;  
  • construction of the network backbone, network segmentation;
  • organisation of structural cabling system for the telecommunications infrastructure;
  • management of storage arrays and access to data sets;
  • management of hyperconverged computers and virtual workstations;
  • care for the safety of computers, networks and servers;
  • care for IT infrastructure resistance to failures and viruses through, among others, frequent software updates;
  • remote repair and troubleshooting of the MI employees’ computers;
  • configuration and repair of errors in the network configuration;
  • introducing facilitations for users with particular care for data security.  

CONTACT PERSON 
Kacper Minkowski  

Phone: 58 301-16-41 w. 13 
Kacper.Minkowski@im.umg.edu.pl

Mechatronics Team of the DOO

The Mechatronics Team of the Department of Operational Oceanography have a service workshop equipped with specialised equipment for the repair of hydrographic devices and apparatus and manage a storehouse of measuring equipment. The service workshop has at its disposal, among others, well-equipped service stations protected against electrostatic discharge, devices for 3D printing and devices for thermal imaging. it also has test tanks for carrying out water immersion tests and a pressure tank for pressure tests of up to 200 bar. We cooperate with the Mechanical Workshop located at Smoluchowskiego street in Gdańsk, which is equipped with advanced machining equipment.
The team maintain and develop the research potential of the Institute by cooperating with their suppliers and manufacturers, as well as by modelling and manufacturing parts for devices no longer produced. Proprietary mounting systems for sensors and measuring instruments are also created by the team.
The measuring equipment storehouse with a wide range of instruments and devices for marine surveys is managed based on the standard ISO 9001 – quality management system. The operational support for the Team staff is an IT system for storehouse logistics management. Our equipment includes e.g. 

  • ultra-short baseline system (USBL); 
  • singlebeam and multibeam echosounders;
  • vibrocorer;
  • magnetometer and side-scan sonar;
  • remotely operated vehicles for underwater inspection (ROVs);
  • inertial navigation system (INS);
  • environmental data buoy;
  • sub-bottom profiler.

We also perform thermovision measurements of electrical devices and installations for the Institute as well as external entities.

RANGE OF ACTIVITIES

  • electronic service of measuring devices in sea areas and inland waters;
  • management of storehouse logistics for the rental of our research and measurement equipment;
  • maintaining the measuring equipment fully operational and ready to use;
  • keeping the technical documentation;
  • technical support for the survey groups.  

CONTACT PERSON 
Krzysztof Kwella  

Phone: 58 342-21-34 
Krzysztof.Kwella@im.umg.edu.pl

Project Support Centre

The Project Support Centre deals with the coordination and comprehensive administrative and financial management of research, investment and commercial projects, both national and international, implemented by the Maritime Institute of the Gdynia Maritime University. We provide scientific support in the statutory activities of their activities and popularisation of science, including searching for partners to join our projects, acquiring sources of financing, preparation of project proposals, technical and financial reports, organisation of partnership meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops. We cooperate with domestic and foreign financial institutions, business partners, academic institutions and other scientific and research units joining the effort to implement the common undertakings. 

RANGE OF ACTIVITIES

  • support for domestic and foreign research, development, scientific and investment projects implemented as part of national programs managed by the NCBiR (National Center for Research and Development), NCN (National Centre for Science), Ministry of National Education, as well as international programs implemented within the EU, including the National and Regional Operational Programs, Framework Program, Baltic Sea Region Programme, South Baltic Programme, BONUS, HORIZON and other international programs and projects. Our support included submitting applications for co-financing, obtaining subsidies, concluding contracts, comprehensive settlement of funds obtained, submitting applications for payment, preparation of periodic reports, and support as part of control and audits of the projects implemented; 
  • administrative and financial management of domestic and foreign commercial contracts;
  • keeping a central registry of contracts and an integrated project management database, supervision over documentation;
  • preparation of reports on activities, reports and analyses, entering data on projects and scientific effects into the database of the Integrated Information System on Science and Higher Education in Poland POLon;
  • organisation of conferences, seminars, workshops, and meetings, participation in the SUBMARINER Network, partnership meetings, and other events important for the development of the Institute.  

CONTACT PERSON 
Joanna Licznerska-Bereśniewicz  

phone: 58 301-16-41 w. 22  
Joanna.Licznerska@im.umg.edu.pl

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