In the period 13 - 15 March 2018, three members of our association had the pleasure of taking part in the world class event "Oceanology International 2018" in the "Excel" exhibition hall in London.

A public defence of the doctoral dissertation in the area of technical sciences, discipline of transport was held on 16.05.2018 at the Faculty of Navigation. The title of the dissertation by Piotr Durajczyk, MSc. was: "The Probabilistic Analysis of a System for Transporting Containers in Two Layers along the Odra Waterway with the Use of RIS".

An international project entitled "A Pan-European Network for Marine Renewable Energy with a Focus on Wave Energy", filed as a part of the COST programme, has obtained an approval. This is a networking action connecting over 100 participants from 25 countries.

A public defence of a doctoral dissertation in the area of technical sciences, discipline of geodesy and cartography was held on 28.03.2018 at the Faculty of Navigation. The title of the dissertation by Marta Włodarczyk-Sielicka was: "A Geodata Reduction Method in the Aspect of Creating a Bathymetric Map of a Water Basin".

Maritime University of Szczecin got the European patent EP2504719 "A method and system of navigational decision support in the process of safe vessel navigation" granted by the European Patent Office.

The Maritime University of Szczecin obtained the EP2504719 European patent “A method and system of navigational decision support in the process of safe vessel navigation” granted by the European Patent Office.

In the period 19-23 February 2018, the fifth session of the Sub -Committee on Navigation, Communication and Search and Rescue (NCSR) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) was held in London.

On 23.02 the annual Szczecin E(x)plory Scientific Festival was held in Technopark Pomerania.

In the period 22-26 January 2018, the first of this year's meetings of the technical sub-committee of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) was held in London - the fifth session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC 5). The members of the Polish delegation included (except for the permanent representative of Poland in IMO) two employees of Maritime Universities: Zbigniew Szozda, PhD. Eng. of the Faculty of Navigation of the Maritime University of Szczecin and Przemysław Krata, PhD. Eng. of the Faculty of Navigation of the Gdynia Maritime University.

On 15th January 2018, our University was visited by representatives of the Zhejiang Ocean University in south-east China. Following mutual presentation, the participants of the meeting began talks on possible forms of cooperation, especially in the area of education.

In the period 9-13.11.2017, students of the "METIRI" Scientific Association of Geodesy and Cartography in cooperation with the "EQUATOR" Geodetic Scientific Association (University of Life Sciences in Lublin) performed measurements of the "Dziura" Cave in the Tatra National Park (TNP) with the ground laser scanning technology.

We are pleased to inform that our quarterly, the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin, has been indexed in the Web of ScienceTM  Core Collection Emerging Sources Citation Index Backfile database (ESCI Backfile) – an archive of the ESCI  database where the SJ were included in the previous year.

A new maritime publication edited by Professor Stanisław Gucma, PhD. Eng. Master Mariner is to be issued already at the beginning of the next year. The book is entitled "Marine Traffic Engineering - guidelines for designing marine waterways and ports as well as conditions for their safe operation”.

On 22.11.2017, a drone and laser scanner presentation organised on the occasion of the Technology Days was held in the Upper Secondary School Complex in Kalisz Pomorski.

We are pleased to announce that following the decision of 17th November 2017 of the Index Copernicus International Scientific Evaluation Team, the publishing quality of the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin has been evaluated as higher which is expressed by the ICV 2016 index of 90.35.