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INSTITUTE OCEANOLOGY POLISH ACADEMY SCIENCES (IOPAN)

Overview

The Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN) was founded in 1983 at the Marine Station in Sopot, which had existed since 1953. IOPAN's mission is to seek, understand, and communicate the scientific understanding of the marine environment and the issues related to its protection and sustainable use. IOPAN scientists and engineers achieve this by carrying out innovative, high-level scientific and technological research that further enhances our understanding of the environment, and provides expertise and new technologies which are then shared with the broader public and interested parties from the public and private sector. The Institute of Oceanology conducts scientific research in the Baltic Sea and in the seas of the European Arctic. IOPAN offers TA services for ASSEMBLE Plus and is also one of the Polish partners

Ecosystems

  • North Atlantic and Arctic intertidal and subtidal benthic and pelagic ecosystems
  • Baltic Sea brackish environment of benthic and pelagic ecosystems including seagrass beds

 

Ecosystem access

  • RV Oceania
  • Monitoring buoy
  • ROV
  • AUV
  • Sampling equipment
  • Diving facilities

 

Biological resources

  • Samples of benthic macro-fauna and -flora, plankton
  • Wide range of sample collections from above-mentioned ecosystems
  • Cultures of zoo- and phytoplankton

 

Experimental facilities and technology platforms

  • Molecular genetics and chemical analytical platform
  • Spectrometers Gas chromatographs and HPLCs
  • Specialised microscopes (e.g. fluorescence inverted microscopes)
  • 6 aquarium tanks
  • Temperate and polar water

 

Associated services

  • The Taxon Identification Service offers qualified identification of Baltic and Arctic marine organisms
 

IOPAN offers in-house lunch facilities and two rooms for accommodation and the administration assists with lodging.

 

Acronym: 
IOPAN
Address: 
Ul. Powstancow Warszway 55
81 712 Sopot
Poland
E-mail: 

Liaison officer: Piotr Kuklinski (kuki@iopan.pl), cc to: assemble@iopan.pl

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