On 8-10 November 2017 in Berlin the fourth ALLIANCE (INTERREG BSR) Partner Meeting took place. The project brings together blue biotechnology actors from across the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) to develop innovative marine biotechnology based products and services. The event was hosted by the SUBMARINER Network.
The gathered ALLIANCE partners discussed project activities and plans in the form of workshops and presentations.
The FINWAP project “Comprehensive assessment of a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) high-density area along the West Antarctic Peninsula” has received funding.
The applicants were Dr Helena Herr, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW); Dr Anna Panasiuk, University of Gdańsk, Institute of Oceanography; Dr Simone Panigada, Tethys Research Institute, Milan, Italy.
Length / Date of expedition: 32 days / February – March 2019
On 9 June 2017 a new agreement was introduced which establishes a research network under the name of Krajowa Sieć Stacji Obrączkowania Ptaków (KSSOP/National Network of Bird Ringing Stations), thus bringing together all Polish bird ringing stations which focus on research into small birds, mainly passerines. The KSSOP brings together a total of 6 entities which run 8 field stations.
The Baltic Blue Biotechnology has just published its new service offer brochure. It introduces our holistic approach to the blue biotechnology sector and the way in which we work with our business cases. Above all, it gives an overview of the specific services each of our institutions is able to offer.
The brochure presents the ALLIANCE partners' individual service offers in the following six categories:
The objective of the COMPLETE project is to devise a coherent system for managing biological contamination (non-indigenous species) introduced by ballast water and ship hulls, appropriately adjusted for the Baltic Sea Region.
Each year, in order to honour the birthday of Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, the College of Environmental Science and Forestry compiles a list of the Top 10 New Species ─ the most interesting new species discovered over the previous 12 months.
Princeton University in the United States, an Ivy League member, has chosen Dr hab. Tomasz Tadeusz Koncewicz, prof. UG, as a 2017 - 2018 LAPA Research Fellow.
Each year, following an open competition, Princeton University in the United States, one of the best universities in the world, chooses several researchers of international renown and invites them to conduct research and participate in the Law and Public Affairs Program (LAPA).
The Foundation for Polish Science (FPS) awarded funding in the International Research Agendas Programme (IRAP). Two laureates, Prof. Ted Hupp and Prof. Robin Fahraeus, will receive 41 M PLN (approx. 9.5 M EUR) funding for establishing the International Centre for Cancer Vaccine Science at the University of Gdańsk.
Funding under the SONATA BIS 6 programme of the National Science Centre has been granted to an interdisciplinary project which brings together research by experts in psychology, biotechnology and the chemical sciences and obstetrics in a study into empathy with respect to the quality of family life and child development.
The project is entitled: Pair Empathy as a Predictor of Responsivity to a Child Crying in Situations Activating the Parental Role: The Mediating Role of Oxytocin and Vasopressin (HEART model).
The NonHazCity project for the years 2016 – 2019 is an educational project aimed at changing consumer behaviour in order to improve the natural environment. We want to get directly to the sources of pollution and attempt to reduce the consumption of hazardous substances at the source. The education part of the project is aimed at municipal institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises and domestic households.