On 21-25 May at the Sofitel Victoria Microwave and Radar Week hotel took place Microwave and Radar Week during which the 13th international conference of the International Radar Symposium 2012 was held. The conference was attended by over 550 participants, including employees of the Department of Geoinformatics: Prof. Andrzej Stateczny, Jacek Łubczonek, PhD, Witold Kazimierski MSc and Grzegorz Zaniewicz, MSc. At the opening session of the IRS-2012, with a full house of participants, the paper "Aspects of Radar Navigation" was delivered by Prof. . Andrzej Stateczny.This was one of the two papers of the opening session.

Dean and the Faculty Council
of
THE FACULTY OF NAVIGATION
MARITIME UNIVERSITY OF SZCZECIN

notify
of
PUBLIC DEFENSE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
of

Martin Przywarty, MSc

on
‘Stochastic model for the assessment of navigational safety in open water areas’

On 21.03 and 22.03 two of our employees, Andrzej Bak, PhD and Maciej Gucma, PhD, participated in two very successful trade events in the capital of Poland. The first visited place was job fairs, organized for students at the Technical University of Warsaw. As one of the biggest events of this kind organized for students of Warsaw universities, the fair was attractive mainly due to a great variety of jobs and industry diversification. Very high standard of organization and a large number of exhibitors was the guarantee of success. 22.03 Automaticon fair, the biggest event held for automation, roboticists, and any related industry.
On 23 March 2012 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a meeting of the Working Group for coordinating the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea SUERMB was held. The meeting focused on exchange of information on good practice. The Director of the Institute of Marine Technology, Janusz Uriasz attended the meeting due to the invitation of the Director of European Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On 17.02.2012, at the headquarters of the Polish Register of Shipping SA in Gdansk, the inaugural meeting of the newly called PRS Technical Board for its fifteenth term for the years 2012-2016 was held. Our staff members of the Faculty of Navigation: Zbigniew Pietrzykowski, PhD and Associate Professor Zbigniew Szozda were nominated as Board members by the chairman of the Board, Jan Jankowski, PhD.
DEPARTMENT OF NAVIGATION, Department of Geoinformatics invites you to a LECTURE entitled ‘Satellite Engineering - Challenges for Poland’ which will be held on 22 December 2011 at 09:30 in the hall Senate. The lecture will be delivered by Mr Wlodzimierz Lewandowski, PhD from the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (France).
XV International Conference TransComp - 2011 (www.transcomp.pr.radom.pl) organized under the patronage of the Rector of the Technical University of Radom was held in Zakopane on 5-8 December 2011.
On 30 November 2011 was a public defense of doctoral dissertation in the field of technical sciences, discipline: transport, of Sambor Guze, MSc, entitled "Model of the navigational safety of a ship in the open area in terms of decision making".
Navigation Faculty Council at its meeting on 09.11.2011 accepted the following composition of the Electoral Commission for the term 2012-2016
Between 2 - 4 November 2011 in Krynica Zdrój a plenary meeting of the Traffic Control Section of the Transport Committee of Transport Sciences was held. The meeting was attended by Professor Jerzy Hajduk, the Dean of the Faculty of Navigation and Professor Zbigniew Pietrzykowski, the Vice Dean for Science. The leading subject of the meeting was the use of new information technologies in traffic control.

In view of the coming end of the 2008-2011 term the activities of the Section during this period was summarized.
Adoption of the doctoral dissertation and release for public defense in the field of engineering sciences, discipline: transport Navigational Faculty Council at its meeting on 19.10.2011 accepted and admitted a public defense of Sambor Guze MA's a PhD thesis on:

"The model of a ship navigational safety in the open area in terms of decision making"

and set the deadline for public defense on 30/11/2011 at 11:00 am

in the Senate Hall of the Maritime University of Szczecin, Wały Chrobrego 1-2;
Plan of the Meetings of the Navigational Faculty Council and the Faculty of Navigation Work Plan Navigational Faculty Council at its meeting on 19.10.2011 approved the Plan of the meetings of the Faculty of Navigation and the Navigational Faculty Work Plan
On 18.9.2011 nine students of the Maritime University Szczecin of participated in the Workshop at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. The workshop was organized within the activities of student research by Zbigniew Szozda, PhD, the tutor of METACENT scientific circles. In the workshops the 3rd year students of the following specializations TM, PHION, MSI and ESO had a chance to see the activities of the IMO, its structure, budget, procedures, the most important current tasks, and other interesting topics presented by the staff of the IMO.
On 15-16.09.2001 in Hamburg, Dean for Science of the Faculty Navigation, Professor Zbigniew Pietrzykowski and Director of the Institute of Marine Technology, Janusz Uriasz, PhD, participated in the meeting with the leadership of the German Institute of Navigation DGON. The purpose of the meeting was to establish cooperation and discuss the possibility of a joint organization of scientific conferences.
The first ICTIS conference - International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety was held in Wuhan in Hubei province of China - on 29.06-02.07 2011.