Sara Benelli is a biogeochemist with expertise in the benthic biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationship in aquatic ecosystems. Her research covers different aspects of the interactions among macrofauna, primary producers and the microbial communities in the benthic compartment of freshwater and marine environments. She is currently working at the Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk, as principal investigator of the BUFFER project: “Benthic coastal buffers against climatic and eutrophication extremes”. The main aim of BUFFER project is to investigate the impact of the interaction between climatic anomalies and eutrophication on the capacity of the sediments to process and retain nutrients and contrast their regeneration to the water column (the buffer capacity).
professor at the Institute of Oceanology,
Polish Academy of Sciences
Jan Pawlowski is a world-leading specialist in molecular ecology and evolution. Former leader of Molecular Systematics Group at the University of Geneva, he is currently a Professor at the Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences. His scientific interests range from evolution and systematics of marine protists to environmental genomics. In his work, he is using DNA barcoding and metabarcoding to analyze past and present changes in marine biodiversity and to develop eco-genomic tests for biomonitoring of aquatic ecosystems. He is the founder and former President of the Swiss Barcode of Life (SwissBOL), and the founder and CSO of ID-Gene ecodiagnostics Ltd.
head of the EEA & Norway Grants Team
atthe National Science Centre
Marzena Oliwkiewicz-Miklasińska is the head of the EEA & Norway Grants Team at the National Science Centre since February 2018. She had been an active researcher till March 2011, with a Ph.D. in earth sciences obtained from the Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her research interest covered palynology, geochronology, thermal maturity of organic matter, and hydrocarbon potential. As the scientific coordinator in the physical sciences and engineering, Marzena has organized and conducted NSC calls since April 2011. Starting from 2017, she was engaged in the initiatives concerning the establishment of the National Science Centre as the Programme Operator of the Research Programme under the third edition of Norway Grants in Poland.
PhD, Assoc Professor at the Faculty
of Oceanography and Geography University of Gdańsk
Adam Sokołowski PhD, Assoc Prof. – researcher and academic teacher at the Institute of Oceanography, Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, University of Gdańsk, Poland. Research interests: impact of stressors (natural and anthropogenic) on the structure and functioning of marine macrobenthic fauna at different levels of biological organization (physiological processes, individuals, populations, communities); marine food webs and trophic transfer of contaminants including pharmaceuticals and heavy metals; biological effects of ocean acidification and human pharmaceuticals.
Ph.D, Associate Professor
Head of Laboratory of Brain Imaging (LOBI)
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
Polish Academy of Science
Artur Marchewka is a scientist with an interdisciplinary background in neuroimaging, neurobiology and psychology, and head of Laboratory of Brain Imaging (LOBI) at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw (https://lobi.nencki.edu.pl/). His recent research is focused on emotional responses to climate change, their relation to mental health and climate action taking. Read more about GRIEG project: https://climate-change-emotions.org
at the Institute of Earth Sciences,
University of Silesia in Katowice
Michał Laska – geographer, glaciologist. Assistant professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Focused on snow cover studies and the processes occurring on the Svalbard glaciers. Leader and/or participant in 14 polar expeditions. Principal and co- investigator of several international and interdisciplinary projects related to dynamic changes in the natural environment of the Arctic. Author of a dozen articles on this subject. Leader of the CRIOS project.
The primary focus of his work is the recent dynamics of unglaciated areas of both the Arctic and Antarctica with special emphasis on freshwater ecoysytems. It includes a complete sediment budget of the local ecosystems consisting of glacial, fluvial and aeolian systems. Currently he is working on the SVELTA project focused on the development of Svalbard delta systems as an indicator of environmental change on the edge of terrestrial and marine environment. Apart from the abiotic factors of the environment also the effects of the changing environment on local biota is studied.
and Environmental Engineering of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
Mateusz Grygoruk is a geographer, hydrologist, professor at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. His research is focused on hydrology of wetlands and wise management of wetland and aquatic ecosystems including restoration of degraded wetlands and rivers. He conducted research projects and initiatives in a broad geographic range from Siberia to Canada and from Arctic Norway to Southern Poland. He links groundwater flow and fluvial processes with ecological interaction in both pristine and human-induced ecosystems.
at the Institute of Geology,
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
Anna Pieńkowski is a micropalaeontologist and biogeochemist focused on polar environments in both the Arctic and Antarctic. Her primary research interests encompass the post-Ice Age environmental and ecosystem evolution of marine regions and their role as ocean gateways, such as the Northwest Passage. She is also interested in the application and refinement of biogenic proxies such as microfossils and biomarkers as indicators of past and present marine climate. A past president of the Canadian Association of Palynologists, she is steering committee member of the PAGES Working Group ‘ACME’ (‘Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems’). She is Principle Investigator of the POLS-funded project ‘CHARME’ (‘CHanging AntaRctic Marine Environments’) focused on the effect of cryosphere decline on Antarctic marine ecosystems and environments.
self-identifies as a sociologist (MA and PhD) with a mathematical background (BA)
Currently she leads the Socio-Economic Research Unit at University of Warsaw’s Centre of Migration Research. Her research interests cover migration intentions, survey methodology, income inequality perceptions, and now also peoples’ perceptions of climate change: