HISTORY of the Institute of Oceanography UG

1967 Oceanography is included for the first time within the structure of the Teacher Training College in Gdańsk as the Department of Oceanography.
1970 Along with the University of Gdańsk, the Institute of Oceanography (IO), comprised of the departments of Biological Oceanography (DBO) and Physical Oceanography (DPO), is founded as part of the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences. Oceanographic studies are undertaken as either physical oceanography in the geography department and biological oceanography in the biology department.
1973 IO grows by adding the Geology Department (currently the Department of Marine Geology).
1974 IO acquires the hydrographic cutter Oceanograf 1, which is in service until 1990.
1974/75 Oceanography becomes an independent course of study this academic year.
1977 The Oceanographic Laboratory is opened in Hel (currently the Marine Station).
1979 From this date to the present, the hydrographic cutter Oceanograf 2 is in service.
1985 The Department of Physical Oceanography is divided into the Laboratory of Oceanographic Instrumentation and the Department of Marine Chemistry and Marine Environment Conservation.
1994 The Department of Oceanographic Biology changes its name to the Department of Marine Biology and Sea Ecology.
2003 The Department of Marine Biology and Sea Ecology establishes the Department of Marine Ecosystem Functioning.
2005 The Department of Marine Ecosystem Functioning establishes the Department of Marine Organism Experimental Ecology and the Department of Marine Plankton Study.