The Foundation supports the activity and promotes the development of the University of Gdansk. The main areas of the Foundation’s activity comprise: teaching and training, research expertise and consultancy, physico-chemical investigations, publishing and printing services. The Foundation has been placed on the list of the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s experts in the field of nature and air protection and protection from noise. The Foundation conducts scientific investigations and provides expert advice to enterprises, research institutions and public administration bodies. Since the establishment of the Foundation, one of its major priorities is nature conservation. The foundation acts within the scope of environmental protection in terms of active in situ and ex situ operation, as well as shaping conscious human attitude towards environment through educational, informative and commercial activities. Due to the long-term close cooperation with scientists from the Marine Station of the Institute of Oceanography of Gdańsk University in Hel, particularly significant Foundation’s goal is protection of the Baltic Sea environment and its coastal zone. The Foundation also undertakes activities related to the protection of terrestrial ecosystems of high environmental significance, within the areas of the Natura 2000 network and other environmental protected areas. The content-related part of our projects is supported by the scientists from the University of Gdansk that provide professional realization of projects in accordance with standards.
Within Marine Mammals, the Foundation – together with Hel Marine Station, see below – organizes and conducts summer school and teacher trainings. Furthermore, it develops teaching units and outreach material regarding marine mammals / marine mammals and the interaction with fishery.
Dr. Iwona Pawliczka
Monika Dorota Selin
Dr. Joanna Jaszczolt
Professor Krzysztof Skóra Hel Marine Station (HMS)
The beneficiary of that project will be the Foundation for the Development of the University of Gdansk, whereas scientific expertise, resources and infrastructure will be provided by Hel Marine Station as a Third Party in the project.