The field of navigation at the Faculty of Navigation, Maritime University of Szczecin will receive from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education 1.000 000 PLN grant for the implementation of a training program in accordance with the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

On 26.10.2012 in the conference hall of the Słoneczny Młyn Hotel in Bydgoszcz, a meeting of the Council for promotion of Inland Shipping was held. The council was established by the Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy.
On 10-13 October 2012, took place the twelfth International Conference on Transport Systems Telematics TST 2012. The conference, organized by the Silesian University of Technology, began in Katowice, (Krakow - Pyrzowice Airport) to be continued in Ustroń Slaski. The covered issues related to telematics in its general sense, as well as its use in transport.
On 1-3 October in Cairo was held the XIVth World Congress of Navigation organized by the International Association of Institutes of Navigation - IAIN (International Association of Institutes of Navigation). Arkadiusz Tomczak, PhD, Master Mariner, Maritime University of Szczecin worker, participated in the Congress. On the eve of the start of the Congress, meetings of the IAIN Board, IAIN General Assembly, EUGIN Board (European Group of Institutes of Navigation) and the Supervisory Board of the European Journal of Navigation were held. The Polish delegation to the annual meetings of the association was formed by Arkadiusz Tomczak, PhD and Prof. Krzysztof Czaplewski (Vice-President of the Polish Navigational Forum, Chairman of EUGIN Council) who took part in the world and European meetings of the navigation associations.
Witold Kazimierz, PhD, from the Department of Geoinformatics came first (in a tie), and Piotr Borkowski, PhD, Maritime Institute of Technology, in third place in the competition for funding under the project Internship- Success of a Researcher. ‘Internship- Success of a Researcher’ is funded by the EU project whose goal is to support the cooperation between scientific institutions and enterprises by enabling scientists to have their internship in selected companies. The executor of the project and the organizer of the competition is Poznan Academic Business Incubator (PAIP), and the project is co-financed by the European Social Fund.
From 30-31.08.2012, in Hamburg, International Conference on Information Ships ISIS 2011 was held. The conference was organized by the German Institute of Navigation (DGON) and attended by 75 representatives of research centers, universities, government and industry maritime shipping industry of the IT industry sector around the world.
On June 23, 2012 were held in Szczecin, the celebration of World Hydrography. At the invitation of the Director of Maritime Office in Szczecin, the organizer of the ceremony, the hydrographical unit, HYDROGRAF XXI of the Maritime University of Szczecin and the staff of the Department of Geoinformatics participated in the celebrations. Prof. Assoc. Andrzej Stateczny, marine hydrographer category A, Natalia Wawrzyniak, MSc and Grzegorz Zaniewicz, MSc, presented the unit’s hydrographic equipment including the Multi-beam sonar, GeoSwath Plus and sonar Edgetech 4125 MS 1000. The Unit was visited by many hydrographers including the head of the Navy Hydrographic Office, Commander Henryk Nitner.
On 2-6.07.2012 in London took place the 58th session of the Subcommittee on Navigation Safety (NAV) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The session was attended by the Polish delegation consisting of the Navigational Faculty staff members: Professor Zbigniew Pietrzykowski and Witold Kazimierski, PhD, where they presented NAVDEC, an innovative navigation system for decision support on a seagoing vessel, developed at the Maritime University of Szczecin.
On 11-12.06 'International Marine Technologies Workshop' seminar took place at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo (China). About 100 people directly related to the maritime industry (technology companies like Ulstein, Hyundai, Samsung, consulting firms and managers as Lloyds or R +)'s electronic technologies (Levonic, IBM) and a number of universities (Nottingham, MUS, WHUT, and others) attended the seminar.
On 14-15 June 2012 MUS MTE (AM IRM) delegation visited Zhejiang Ocean University (ZOU) in the Chinese province of Zhejiang (Zhoushan archipelago). During the visit, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Institute of MTE (IRM) and the Faculty of Naval Architecture and Civil Engineering. Prof. L. Gucma signed the agreement on behalf of the IRM, while the ZOU were represented by Professor Xie, the Dean of the faculty. The hosts were invited to a return visit in Poland in autumn of this year. The agreement of intent includes student exchange of the 3rd degree studies and exchange of professors.
On 12/06/2012 Prof. Lucjan Gucma and Maciej Gucma, PhD, participated in a technical meeting combined with a visit to the center of Ningbo VTS. VTS covered by the PRC Maritime Administration occupies an area of the South China Sea at Hangzhou bay between the mainland and the Zhoushan archipelago. Annually under the responsibility of Ningbo VTS there are approximately 80 thousand ships> 3000T, and unknown number of smaller units.
April 30. Minister of Transport, Building and Shipping Slawomir Nowak called the Warsaw Council for the Promotion of Inland Shipping. Nominations were made on May 22 by the Secretary of State Anna Wypych Namiotko during the first Council meeting in the new composition. One of the council member has become the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Navigation MUS, Jacek Frydecki, MSc, Master Mariner. 
Navigation Faculty Council at its meeting on 23.5.2012 adopted a resolution approving the plan and the doctoral program in surveying and cartography discipline and the discipline of transport.
Rada Wydziału Nawigacyjnego na posiedzeniu w dniu 23.05.2012 r. rozpatrzyła przedłożone dokumenty dotyczące wszczęcia przewodu doktorskiego w dziedzinie nauki techniczne w dyscyplinie geodezja i kartografia i w głosowaniu tajnym podjęła uchwałę o wszczęciu przewodu doktorskiego mgr inż. Roberta Władysława Bauera nt.: „Metoda transformacji współrzędnych punktów niejednorodnej sieci triangulacyjnej na układ współrzędnych jednorodnych”. Promotorem rozprawy doktorskiej został prof. dr hab. inż. Józef Sanecki.