University of Gdańsk - Pomeranian Centre for Environmental Research and Technology
The University of Gdańsk - POMCERT along with PWES will be responsible for implementing the project in Poland. Large number of staff is employed at the University and its intersectional character will provide the experts and experience that will help carry out the tasks. The University of Gdańsk will be mainly responsible for incorporating the science feature into the whole concept, however will also use all available contacts and links to approach decision makers and local authorities to promote the offshore wind energy. The University of Gdańsk will contribute to all tasks foreseen by the project with particular emphasis on summer school organization, promotion of new career opportunities among students and strengthening the links between OW industry and higher education.
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The Pomeranian region is one of the 16 Polish voivodeships located in the centre-north of Poland by the Baltic Sea. With an area of 18 000 km˛ and the population of 2,2 millions inhabitants. Wind energy is part of the regional energy supply with 19 onshore wind farms with a total capacity of 138 MW, however large amount of energy is imported from the more industrial southern regions. The need for new local energy sources and favourable geographical conditions provided by the wide access to the sea will act as a driving force for the development of the Offshore Wind Energy.
POMCERT was created to stimulate work on research, consulting and innovation programmes within the field of environmental protection in the Pomeranian Region. This is being done through the integration of experts in a wide range of environmental science as well as environmental technology and engineering. In its present form, POMCERT is set by the resolution of senates of three universities: Medical University of Gdansk (GUMed), Gdansk University of Technology (GUT) and University of Gdansk (UG). It remains an open structure active in the fields of innovation, energy and environment. POMCERT also cooperates with a wide network of administration, academia and business organisations within Poland, Europe and the World.
Reason for participating in “South Baltic OFFER”
Although offshore wind energy is an intensively developing concept in Europe, it still requires a strong support and promotion in Poland. Through the project, POMCERT wants to support the offshore wind energy and thus contribute to the introduction of the technology in Poland which will result in the general development of the region, fulfilling the 3x20-EU commitment and increasing the energy safety.