Specialization: marine biologist
A graduate of the first edition of studies in oceanography at the University of Gdańsk in 1979, he worked at the UG Marine Station in Hel until 1984 and then at the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has been employed at the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Sopot since 1985 and promoted to the position of the Institute Director in 2018.
He is a marine ecologist and spent over 50 months on polar and sea expeditions in Russia, Canada, Greenland and Spitsbergen, spending two winters at the Polar Station in Hornsund (1981/82 and 1984/85 as expedition leader).
Author of over 130 articles in international scientific journals, cited over 4,500 times, member of the Sea Research and Polar Research Committees at the Polish Academy of Sciences.
His specialises is biodiversity in the sea and its correlation with the climate change, as well as the relationship between Man and Nature.
He is married, has two children and a granddaughter. His hobbies include the history of research expeditions, canoeing and traditional archery.