The 11th edition of the ESA/JRC International Summer School on GNSS 2017 will be held in Longyearbyen, Svalbard-Spitsbergen, Norway, from 4th to 15th September 2017, close to the world's northernmost Galileo station.

The Institute of Marine Traffic Engineering of the Maritime University of Szczecin has acquired a new simulator. Polaris 7.5 - the latest equipment of Kongsberg - enables professional navigation and radar trainings for both navigation students and navigators who want to improve their qualifications. It is the most modern navigation simulator of this type in Poland.

In the period from 29th January to 4th February, the 4th meeting of the Sub-Committee of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) was held in London. A representative of the Polish delegation in the work of this Sub-Committee was the Director of the Institute of  Marine Technologies, Professor Janusz Uriasz.

On the first of February this year, Łukasz Nozdrzykowski, PhD, Eng, and Magdalena Nozdrzykowska, MSc, the IT specialists from the Institute of Marine Technologies of the Maritime University of Szczecin, visited two schools in our province. 

We are pleased to inform that the MELES (http://meles-project.eu/)project, as the only one from the Higher Education category, was invited to the celebration of the 30th anniversary of ERASMUS, which was inaugurated on 11th January in the National Stadium in Warsaw.

We have the pleasure to announce that, as a result of the public procurement procedure for a business operator of "the Analysis Centre for Fuels, Working Fluids and Environmental Protection" (built thanks to the resources from the European Regional Development Fund as a part of the Regional Operational Programme of the West Pomerania Province for the years 2007 - 2013), our Centre was selected the Operator of the above mentioned facility.

The Director of the Institute of Marine Technologies, Janusz Uriasz, PhD. Eng., professor of the Maritime University, being a member of the Committee on Geodesy of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) for the term of office for the years 2016-2020, has been appointed the Chairman of the Education Board of the Committee on Geodesy of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The Choir of the Maritime University of Szczecin conducted by Sylwia Fabiańczyk Makuch, PhD presents a new music video - this time of the "Ave maris stella" ("Hail Star of the Sea") piece by Paweł Łukaszewski. The new video was recorded in winter scenery in Szczecin and combines three significant elements - music, maritime tradition and the beauty of our city.

The "Go LNG - Value chain for clean shipping, green ports and Blue growth in Baltic Sea Region" project is co-financed by INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 from the European Regional Development Fund..

On 14th January, it's been 24 years since the greatest maritime disaster in post-war history of the Polish commercial fleet - the sinking of "Jan Heweliusz" ferry. On 13th January, the victims of the disaster were commemorated in the Central Cemetery in Szczecin.
We would like to inform that, on 11th January 2017, the Marine Officers' Trainings Centre obtained accreditation from the Nautical Institute for the "DP Revalidation Course" training.
Representatives of the Faculty of Economics and Transport Engineering of the Maritime University of Szczecin decided to celebrate the quarter-century of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.
For the needs of a diploma paper in the Institute of Geoinformatics of the Maritime University of Szczecin, students from the Scientific Association of Geodesy and Cartography "METIRI" prepared a project of a three-dimensional visualisation of the Quistorp tower located in Arkoński Forest in Szczecin.
In the period 14-16.12.2016 the Navitec 2016 was held in ESTEC Noordwijk in Holand. The conference has been organised regularly for 8 years by ESA (European Space Agency) in cooperation with CNES, DLR and University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich.
On the occasion of Christmas we were presented with Christmas trees - the role of the Santa Claus was played by Aneta Łuczkowska from the RMF FM radio station and her brave helper turned out to be a singer, Rafał Brzozowski.