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SEA EU research cruise – we’re off soon! 21 May 2022


The joint SEA-EU Alliance research cruise 2022 was initiated by the Rector of the University of Gdańsk, Prof. Piotr Stepnowski, to promote activities of the alliance and to strengthen scientific collaboration  of the partner institutions. The cruise aims at combining international expertise of the partners to study important environmental issues at a pan-European scale. The cruise will be conducted onboard research vessel r/v Oceanograf that is owned by University of Gdańsk. The vessel offers high-quality navigation and research equipment, and modern laboratory and storage space for interdisciplinary studies at sea.

Out of 17 individual research proposals, three projects have been agreed upon by the consortium to be implemented during the cruise from Gdańsk to Cadiz:

  • Accumulation of shallow gas in the continental shelf sediments – interdisciplinary approach
  • Air quality in the European coastal areas
  • Large-scale comparative studies of microplastics in European coastal waters

SEA-EU Oceanographic Campaign