Institute of Geophysics, PAS

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Name: Institute of Geophysics, PAS

Address: ul. Księcia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warsaw, Poland

Website: www.igf.edu.pl

Description:

The Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences is a multidisciplinary organization engaged in advanced research, teaching and service provision in cutting-edge geophysical sciences and is one of the largest research center in Poland working towards understanding and monitoring the environment. In all classifications, IGF has been ranked within top 3 Polish institutions dealing with Earth Sciences. It plays the leading role in the exploration of the Earth, beginning from the atmosphere across hydrosphere ending in the deep interior of the Earth. The research is focused on fundamental issues in the physics of the processes taking place on our globe and covers the following areas: seismology, lithospheric research, geophysical imaging, theoretical geophysics, geomagnetism, atmospheric physics, hydrology, environmental hydrodynamics and polar and marine research.

IG PAS is a leader of the Consortium of 5 institutes of Polish Academy of Sciences: Centre of Earth and Planet Studies (GeoPlanet) which provides access to much larger infrastructure and research potential. The Institute is also actively involved in the world studies of the polar regions. The IG PAS manages the Polish Polar Station at Svalbard –unique place with international status which performs monitoring in this part of Arctic and the Polish Antarctic Station A.B. Dobrowolski- scientific station located in East Antarctica (Bunger Hills).

Disciplines: Earth and related environmental sciences

Fields of activity:

Various fields of theoretical and applied geophysics with focus on:

  • Anthropogenic and natural geohazard & environmental anthropopression;
  • Geosystem processes;
  • Earth structure & georesources;
  • Climate change & polar regions.

Latest achievements:

IG PAS has a leading position in Europe in the field of seismic processes induced by technological activities: extraction of conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources, geothermal energy production, deep mining etc. In particular, the induced seismicity research group from the Institute has been developing and implementing methodologies of the assessment of anthropogenic seismic hazard and carries on hazard analyses for special structures of key importance for the economy and the environment. Worthy of note is the high number of articles published in international journals every year. Among them are those with the highest impact factor such as Nature and other journals from Nature and AGU collections .

IG PAS actively participates and lead number of European research and educational projects from Horyzon 2020, the National Science Centre or financed by Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Research facilities:

polar stations, observatories, field stations, paleomagnetism and hydrological laboratories, research platform undefined

Contact person:

Professor Mariusz Majdański
Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs
mmajd@igf.edu.pl
(+48 22) 6915 951