Projects

On-going projects
  • NCN OPUS, Quantification of heavy metal discharge with freshwater runoff to an Arctic fjord ecosystem (Hornsund, Spitsbergen), 2021-2024, (A. Zaborska – Principal investigator, P.Rudnicka-Kępa, B.Pajda, J. Walkusz-Miotk – investigators).
  • NCN PRELUDIUM, Ecotoxicity assessment of mixtures of micropollutants with emphasis on selected Baltic microorganisms, (L.Sharma – Principal investigator, K.Pazdro supervisor).
  • NCN GRIEG „Submarine Groundwater Discharge in a changing Arctic Region: Scale and biogeochemical impacts - ArcticSGD”, 2020-2023 (B.Szymczycha – Principal Investigator, J. Walkusz-Miotk – investigator).
  • NCN OPUS 17 „Estimation of diffusion coefficient of dissolved organic matter from sediments to overlying waters through relationships between its optical and chromatographic characteristics and dissolved iron in Baltic Sea deeps - DiSeDOM”, 2020-2023 (P. Kowalczuk – Principal Investigator, J. Walkusz-Miotk – investigator).
  • NCN OPUS 16 „Cryoconites as tracers of antropogenic contaminants in the high alpine glaciers”, 2019-2022 (E. Łokas, IFJ PAN – Principal Investigator; A. Zaborska, J. Walkusz-Miotk – – investigators).
  • NCN OPUS 17 „Metabarcoding applied in revealing environmental stressors effects on the coastal benthic diversity in the warming Arctic (MetaDivA)”, 2020-2023 (M. Włodarska-Kowalczuk – Principal Investigator, A. Zaborska – investigator).
  • NCN OPUS 17 „Benthic organisms as tracers of mercury sources in the coastal zone of the Antarctica (Admiralition Bay)”, 2020-2023, Dominika Saniewska, UG – Principal Investigator G.Siedlewicz – investigator).
  • NCN-DFG Beethoven2 „Bilocation - Mechanistic approach for estimating and modeling the bioconcentration potential of charged and ionogenic organic chemicals via in vitro, in vivo and in silico methods“, 2018-2021 (coordinators P.Stepnowski UG Gdańsk, S.Stolte TU Dresden, K.Pazdro, L.Sharma, G.Siedlewicz participants from IO PAN)

Completed projects
  • EU Baltic Sea Region Programme Interreg DAIMON2 „Decision Aid for Marine Munitions – Practical Applications”, 2019-2021, (G. Siedlewicz – participant)
  • EU Baltic Sea Region Programme Interreg Contra – “Baltic Beach Wrack - Conversion of a Nuisance To a Resource and Asset” 2019-2021 (H.Schubert, University of Rostock – project coordinator, L.Kotwicki – polish coordinator, G.Siedlewicz – participant)
  • NCN (National Science Center) OPUS 10 "Cryoconites in polar regions and their role in accumulation of atmospheric contaminants", 2017-2020 ( E. Łokas IFJ PAS - project leader, A. Zaborska, J. Walkusz-Miotk - participants from IO PAN)
  • CHEMPACT, Nordic Council of Ministers project, Status of Chemical emissions via WWTP effluents and impact in the Baltic Sea Catchment, 2021, (Emma Undeman (Stockholm University – coordinator, K.Pazdro - participant)
  • NCN (National Science Center) PRELUDIUM 12, “Determination of the suspended matter role in the cycling of persistent organic pollutants in the Hornsund fjord (Spitsbergen)”, 2017-2019 (A.Pouch – project leader, K.Pazdro, A.Zaborska – participants)
  • Pomorskie Voivodeship Regional Operational Programme for 2014-2020, FINDFISH, Knowledge transfer platform, Numerical Forecasting System for the Marine Environment of the Gulf of Gdańsk for Fisheries, 2017-2022, L. Dzierzbicka-Głowacka – coordinator, K. Pazdro, A. Zaborska, G. Siedlewicz - participants)
  • NCN (National Science Center - OPUS 9) “Transport pathways and accumulation history of heavy metals in two Spitsbergen fjords that are influenced by different environmental conditions - ARCTICON”, 2016-2019 (A. Zaborska – project leader, J. Walkusz-Miotk, A.Pouch - participants)
  • EU Baltic Sea Region Programme “Decision Aid For Marine Munitions - DAIMON”, 2016-2019 (J. Bełdowski – project coordinator, M. Szubska, G.Siedlewicz, E.Korejwo - participants)
  • NCN (National Science Center - OPUS 11) “Assessment of the groundwater discharge as a source of pharmaceuticals residues in the marine environment of the Bay of Puck - PharmSeepage”, 2017-2019 (B. Szymczycha – project leader, K.Pazdro, G.Siedlewicz, A.Malenga - participants)
  • Pomorskie Voivodeship Regional Operational Programme for 2014-2020, FINDFISH, Knowledge transfer platform, Numerical Forecasting System for the Marine Environment of the Gulf of Gdańsk for Fisheries , 2017-2022, L. Dzierzbicka-Głowacka – coordinator, K. Pazdro, A. Zaborska, G. Siedlewicz - participants)
  • NCN (National Science Center - PRELUDIUM 10) “Arsenic speciation in the environment of southern Baltic Sea”, 2017-2019 (M. Szubska – project leader, J. Bełdowski, K. Pazdro - parcticipants)
  • EU Baltic Sea Region Programme (project typu seed money) CONTAR, Contaminated sediments in the Baltic Sea: assessment, remediation and management revisited, 2017-2018 (K.Lehtonen (SYKE, Finland) coordinator, K. Pazdro – polish coordinator, A. Zaborska, G. Siedlewicz - participants) CONTAR
  • EU Baltic Sea Region Programme (project typu seed money) MICRO WASTE Baltic, Impact of micropollutants emitted from municipal wastewater treatment plants on Baltic Sea ecosystems and assessment of cost-benefit of advanced treatment technologies in a regional perspective, 2017-2018 (E.Undemann, Stockholm University, coordinator, K. Pazdro – polish coordinator, A. Zaborska, G. Siedlewicz - participants)
  • JRC Exploratory Research Project ”Riverine and Marine floating macro litter Monitoring and Modelling of Environmental Loading, Riverine Litter Observation Network - RIMMEL”, 2015-2017 (G. Siedlewicz, A. Malenga, K. Pazdro)
  • Polish-Norway Grants “Declining size - a general response to climate warming in Arctic fauna - DWARF”, 2013-2017 (M. Włodarska-Kowalczuk – Project leader, A. Zaborska - participant)
  • Polish-Norway Grants “Climate change impact on ecosystem health – marine sediment indicators - CLISED”, 2013-2017 (G.Kowalewska – Project coordinator, A. Zaborska, A.Pouch - participants)
  • NCN (National Science Center - OPUS 7) “Remobilization of mercury from the land to the sea under savage meteorological and hydrological conditions “, 2015 – 2018 (M.Bełdowska UG – project leader; J. Bełdowski, M. Szubska – participants from IO PAN)
  • NCN (National Science Center - Maestro) “Growing of the Arctic Marine Ecosystem – GAME”, 2012-2015 (J.M. Węsławski – project leader, A. Zaborska, K. Pazdro, A. Winogradow, A. Malenga - participants)
  • Grant Science for Peace and Security NATO, “Towards Monitoring of Dumped Munitions Threat - MODUM”, NATO SPS.EAP.SFP 984589,2013-2016 (J. Bełdowski – project coordinator, M. Szubska)
  • NCN (National Science Center - Opus) “Spatial variability of benthic trophic food webs - 4age”, 2013-2015 (J. Legeżyńska – project leader, A. Zaborska, K.Pazdro - participants)
  • NCBiR (Applied Research Programme of the National Centre for Research and Development) “Development of the selection method of the offshore wind turbine support structure for polish maritime areas – AQUILO”, 2012-2015 (S. Kowalczyk – project leader, K. Pazdro, J. Bełdowski, A. Zaborska, J. Walkusz-Miotk, A. Malenga - participants)
  • EU Baltic Sea Region project “Chemical Munitions search & assess – CHEMSEA”, 2011-2014 (J. Bełdowski – project coordinator, M. Szubska, J. Walkusz-Miotk – participants)
  • ANTYB - Contamination of the Gulf of Gdańsk bottom sediments by biologically active compounds from the group of antibiotics (WFOŚ/D/110/132/2011).
  • Bioavailability and methylation potential of mercury in the Baltic Sea and Greenland Sea environments (2010-2013). Project financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • Antibiotic residues in sediments from the southern Baltic Sea - concentrations and influence on bacteriocenosis (2011-2013).Project financed by National Center of Science. No.154355 (Pazdro K., Siedlewicz G.)
  • Risk assessment of pharmaceuticals presence of in the southern Baltic coastal areas, 2009-2011 founded by Polish Research Council. (Pazdro K., Siedlewicz G.)
  • Carbon fluxes in Atlantic and Arctic waters mixing zones, Greenland SeaCarbon fluxes in Atlantic and Arctic waters mixing zones, Greenland Sea, 2008-2010, founded by Polish Research Council. (Zaborska A.)
  • Allocation of contaminants by birds in Hornsund, Svalbard, 2006-2008, founded by Polish Research Council (Zaborska A., Pazdro K.)
  • Benthic sedimentary processes in the northwestern Barents Sea, 2005-2007, founded by Polish Research Council. (Zaborska A., Pazdro K.)
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