MSc Basia Górska 

Department of Marine Ecology
Institute of Oceanology PAS
Powstancow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot
tel: (+ 48 58) 7311778
fax: (+ 48 58) 5512130

basia [at]


• 2011-present: PhD student at the Institute of Oceanology PAS, Sopot, Poland
• 2011: MSc in the field of oceanography (Thesis: “Meiofauna of deep Arctic ocean - temporal changes”), Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, Oceanography, Protection and management of marine resources, University of Gdansk, Poland
• 2009: BSc in the field of oceanography, Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, Biological Oceanography, University of Gdańsk, Poland


Górska B., Grzelak K., Kotwicki L., Soltwedel T., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., 2012, Meiofauna of deep Arctic ocean - temporal changes, ART-APECS Science Workshop, Sopot, Poland (poster presentation)

Bałdyga B., 2011, Meiofauna of deep Arctic ocean - temporal changes, X Symposium of the Young Oceanographers, Gdynia, Poland (oral presentation)

• 2012: ART-APECS Science Workshop “Overcoming challenges of observation to model integration in Arctic marine ecosystem response to sea ice transitions” (Sopot, Poland)
• 2011: Course Certificate, "A Sustainable Baltic Region", organized by the Baltic University (Gdynia, Poland)
• 2011: Workshop „Engagement Game for Development”, organized by the Talisman Energy and Innovation Institute (Gdańsk, Poland)
• 2009: Course Certificate, "Maps and GIS using ArcView software with extension Spatial Analyst of ESRI" (Gdynia, Poland)
• 2009: Workshop "Spring School, 2009" - research methods in the coastal zone - standardization of European centers (CIIMAR in Porto, Portugal)
• 2009: 1st degree CMAS (World Underwater Federation)
• 2004: sailing patentee (Polish Yachting Association)

• The prof. Gieysztor Award for a MSc thesis by Polish Hydrological Society (Warsaw, 2012)
• Honorable in the Competition for the Best Student of Polish Republic "Student Nobel 2011" (Gdańsk, 2011)
• Honorable in the project the Best Students of the University of Gdańsk in edition 2008/2009 and 2010/2011 (profile on page

Professional interests
• ecology of meiofauna
• deep-sea Arctic meio and macrofauna
• Benthic Biomass Size Spectra
• meio and macrofauna from Arctic fiords

Professional experience
• 2010: Arctic Ocean, Giant Box Corer sampling, research cruise R/V Polarstern
• 2010: Gulf of Gdańsk, Box Corer sampling, research cruise R/V Oceania
• 2010: Hel, Poland, collecting samples of meio and macrofauna as a volunteer in AMBER project
• 2007: Baltic coastal line, Head of student scientific expedition "Baltic Sandy Beach Project" (BSBP)
• 2003-2006: Gdynia, Poland, monitoring physical parameters of coastal waters and groundwaters in Gulf of Gdańsk (work as a volunteer in LITUS project)

2012: APECS ( Association of Polar Early Career Scientists)

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