Welcome to the Institute of Oceanology!

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

The Institute's mission is to generate knowledge required to support the understanding, the sus­tainable use and protection of the marine envir­onment. This is carried out by means of in­no­vative, high-level scientific and technological re­search that enhances our understanding of the en­vironment, and provides expertise and technology for stake­holders, i.e. Polish and international users of marine-oriented knowledge and technology, govern­mental agencies, policymakers, educators and students, and Poland's society at large. The Institute of Ocean­ology conducts scientific research in the Baltic and European Arctic Seas.

According to the decision of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, in the years 2014-2018 the Institute of Oceanology holds the status of the Leading National Research Centre within the Centre of Polar Studies in the field of Earth Science.

Strategic directions of IO PAN's statutory activities:

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