The traditional meeting of the Polish polar community took place in Sopot on May 18-19. The organizers and hosts of this year’s conference were the Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, the Polish Polar Consortium, the Committee on Polar Research and the Polar Club of the Polish Geographical Society.
Among the many interesting lectures on current scientific topics was the RAW project and activities carried out within its framework.
On the first day of the conference, Prof. Karol Kuliński and Dr. Beata Szymczycha gave a presentation entitled “The biogeochemistry of Spitsbergen is changing with the climate,” and Dr. Emilia Trudnowska presented the topic “New methods for the study of Arctic plankton.”
On the second day of the Symposium, Marlena Szeligowska gave a talk “Newly ice-free coastal zones as emerging carbon sinks in the Warming Arctic fjords (Svalbard, West Spitsbergen)”.
During the poster session, a poster promoting the activities and first results obtained within the RAW project was also presented.