Institute of Hydro-Engineering
of Polish Academy of Sciences

With great sadness and regret we have received the tragic news of the death of Mr. Paweł Adamowicz, the Mayor of Gdańsk.

As the Institution based in Gdańsk and acting in it for 65 years we could always rely on his support. We do recall his friendly visits, particularly those related to the milestones of our activities, like the opening of the flume - our hydraulic facility, or inauguration ceremony of the 15th International Symposium on Ice in 2000.

Having been faced with this appalling and shocking act of violence, we join in pain with the Family and all those closely related to the late Mayor Paweł Adamowicz.

Staff and management of the Institute.


Zakład Mechaniki i Inżynierii Brzegów

Department of Coastal Engineering and Dynamics

  • Wave transformation processes,
  • Wave-driven currents,
  • Coastal currents and circulation,
  • Dispersion of substances in marine environment,
  • Mechanics of bedload and suspended load under waves and currents,
  • Longshore and cross-shore sediment transport,
  • Dynamics of coastal zone in various time and spatial scales,
  • Optimisation of shore protection measures.
Zakład Mechaniki Falowania i Dynamiki Budowli

Department of Wave Mechanics and Structural Dynamics

  • generation, propagation and forecasting of sea waves
  • hydrodynamics of water waves
  • coastal currents and circulation
  • interaction between waves and structures
  • long-shore and cross-shore sediment transport
  • shore protection
  • dispersion of pollutants
Zakład Geomechaniki

Department of Geomechanics

  • mechanics of reinforced soil 
  • mechanics of soil compaction and liquefaction
  • modelling of soil structures
  • foundation engineering
  • filtration and hydrodynamic dispersion
  • mechanics of rocks
  • salinity of ground water in the coastal zone
  • stability of soil structures


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