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UNIVERSITY OF GDÁNSK - HEL MARINE STATION (UG-HMS)

Overview

The Hel Marine Station (HMS) was established in 1992 and is a field station in the organisational structure of the Institute of Oceanography in the Faculty of Oceanography and Geography at the University of Gdánsk (UG). UG-HMS offers TA services for ASSEMBLE Plus and UG is one of the Polish partners.

As the only station of its kind in Poland, it is open to the research needs of the whole scientific community of the country and provides field support for all research groups working in this region (academic teams from various higher schools, institutes in this line of work, and the Polish Academy of Sciences). In accordance with the nature of natural history research, the station is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The research topics of HMS are: 1) the biology and ecology of the fish found in the coastal zone of the Baltic 2) the biology and ecology of Baltic marine mammals 3) the protection of rare species and biotopes in the Baltic.

Please note: HMS research infrastructures and services are listed under UG in the ASSEMBLE Plus application system

 

Ecosystems

  • Benthic and pelagic ecosystems in the Puck Bay, Gulf of Gdánsk and open Baltic Sea

 

Ecosystem access

  • Research vessel
  • Motor boats with oceanographic material
  • Diving facilities for sampling, monitoring (also hydro-acoustic), and in-situ experiments

 

Biological resources

  • Plankton, benthos and nekton, mainly molluscs, crustaceans, olychaetes, oligochaetes, jellyfish, fish, cyanobacteria, micro- and macroalgae, bacteria and seals

 

Experimental facilities and technology platforms

  • Mesocosms experiments and culture
  • Microscopy laboratories
  • Dissection rooms

 

Associated services

  • Service staff will provide training in the use of the platforms where necessary and assist with troubleshooting
 

The station provides bedrooms, seminar rooms and a canteen. Administration will support external visitors in organisation of accommodation, transportation and food.

Acronym: 
HMS / UG
Address: 
Hel Marine Station
ul. Morska 2
84-150 Hel
Poland
E-mail: 
Liaison officer: Maciej Wolowicz (ocemw@univ.gda.pl), cc to: aplus@ug.edu.pl

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