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INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY, UNIVERSITY OF GDÁNSK (UG-IO)

Overview

The Institute of Oceanography (IO) of the University of Gdansk (UG) trains students in oceanography, environmental protection and geology. UG-IO in Gdynia comprises several buildings for administration, teaching and research, including laboratories, classrooms, library and research service platforms. Research activities at UG-IO are structured in topic-oriented departments, and concern various aspects of marine biology and ecology, marine physics, chemistry and geology. UG-IO offers TA services for ASSEMBLE Plus and UG s also one of the Polish partners of ASSEMBLE Plus.

UG offers three research platforms:

  • the RV Oceanograph,
  • the Institute of Oceanography, located in Gdynia,
  • and the Hel Marine Station (HMS), located on the Hel Peninsula, about 100 km distance from Gdynia).
 

The former two are described here, HMS is described on its own page. 

Ecosystems

  • Southern coast of the Baltic Sea

 

Ecosystem access

Ecosystem access is with the RV Oceanograf

  • Coastal Research Vessels
    • Baltic Sea, Open sea, Coastal Zone
    • All ecosystem access is with the RV Oceanograf
    • Bathymetric, biological, chemical, physical, geological, and acoustic studies of the Baltic Sea 
    • It is adapted to collect fish and plankton samples
    • Species that can be collected from the boats: plankton, benthos and nekton, mainly molluscs, crustaceans, olychaetes, oligochaetes, jellyfish, fish, cyanobacteria, micro- and macroalgae, bacteria
  • Sampling equipment
    •  It carries a supply of sediment samplers (box corer, Van Veen grab, vibro corer, gravity corer and others) niskin bottles, rosette sampler, dredges, trawls, gill nets,). For more information check this listing.
  • Scuba diving facilties
    • Baltic sea and coastal zone

 

Biological resources

 

Experimental facilities

  • Aquaria and tanks
    • with closed circulatory systems, filtration, thermostatic tanks
  • Dry labs
    • Molecular, biochemical, physiological, histological labs
  • Wet labs
    • Environmental samples processing

 

Technology platforms

  • Imaging
    • Optical microscopes with digital cameras, multibeam imaging sonar on the RV Oceanograf)
  • Structural and chemical platform
    • Spectrometry, chromatography
  • Bioassays
    • Algal and invertebrates bioassays (toxicity, histological changes, genotoxicity, enzymatic activity)

 

 

Acronym: 
UG-IO
Address: 
Instytut Oceanografii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Av. Marszalka Pilsudskiego 46
81-378 Gdynia
Poland
E-mail: 
Liaison officer: Maciej Wolowicz (ocemw@univ.gda.pl), cc to: aplus@ug.edu.pl

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