University of Gdańsk (Lead Partner)

The University of Gdańsk is a well known and dynamically developing institution of higher education in Poland.  It is the largest educational institution in the Pomerania region with over 30,000 students, doctoral students and post-graduates and an academic staff of 1,700. The University of Gdansk (UG)  is a leader in Poland in the field of marine research. It has participated in numerous projects associated with marine and coastal environment management. UG is very active in the field of Baltic Sea research and in educational initiatives and  cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. Representatives of UG collaboratein regional marine governance networks. UG is also well recognised as a Baltic project developer. The University is responsive to challenges connected with the Baltic Sea along with its motto “In mari via tua”. UG is especially interested in providing a skilled labour force to the blue economy sector.

Gdynia Maritime University (project partner)

Maritime Institute is a research and development organization and since 2019 a part of Gdynia Maritime University – the largest state school of higher maritime education in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. Since 1920 the University has been preparing graduates for managerial positions at the land-based institutions and companies representing the maritime industry and seaside regions.
Maritime Institute with its 70 years’ experience conducts work performed by six R&D departments and additional laboratories covering transport management and logistics, operational oceanography, maritime spatial planning, maritime hydrotechnics, protection and shaping of the environment, seaports development, inland waterway shipping, maritime tourism, database construction and monitoring of maritime processes. Maritime Institute has much experience in joining research, development and industrial activities. Economic and Law Department responsible for SEAPLANSPACE project carries out a wide range of studies on sustainable development of maritime economy, market conditions, forecasts of the maritime economy development and studies on economic effectiveness.
Maritime Institute has been involved in many international projects f.ex. H2020 (MUSES), Bonus (SHEBA, BaltSpace, SEAMOUNT), Interreg BSR (RETROUT, Smart Blue Regions, Baltic InteGrid, Baltic Blue Growth, GREEN CRUISE PORT, Baltic LINes, BalticRIM, Capacity4MSP, DAIMON), South Baltic Programme (SEAPLANSPACE, INCONE60, InnoAquaTech) among others. Moreover, the Institute is one of the founders of the SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG. 
http://im.umg.edu.pl

Maritime Office in Gdynia (associate partners)

Maritime Office in Gdynia represents the Polish Maritime Administration. The Director of Maritime Office in Gdynia is the national maritime authority in Poland. The Polish maritime administration is responsible f.ex. maritime safety and maritime security, monitoring of ships’ routes and waterways, marine spatial planning, marine environmental protection, international and regional cooperation. In January 2019, the Director of the Maritime Office in Gdynia acting on behalf of the Director of the Maritime Office in Słupsk, the Director of the Maritime Office in Szczecin and his own informs about the completion of the next stage of work on the project of maritime spatial plan for marine internal waters, territorial sea and exclusive economic zone in scale 1: 200 000 (v3) (https://www.umgdy.gov.pl/?p=30680).