The activities of GMU staff in the international organizations and institutions contribute to the development of research and the improvement of educational and training processes.



Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire, mainly in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunications, computer and information engineering and related fields, a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

In 2016 on the basis of the decision of the committee IEEE Member and Geographic Activities the Polish Chapter of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society was appointed. It is composed of the representatives of the Department of Information Systems (Chapter Chair, Secretary and Treasurer)  

The representatives of the Department of Marine Electronics are members of the Polish Chapter of the IEEE Electron Devices (Chapter Vice Chair and Secretary).

In the past, the representative of the Department of Marine Electrical Power Engineering was a Chapter Chair of the Polish Chapter of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement .

The representatives of Gdynia Maritime University participate also in the periodic scientific conferences organized by IEEE.


International Association of Maritime Universities

The International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) in Tokyo, Japan is a global network of leading maritime universities providing Maritime Education and Training (MET) of seafarers for the global ship industry.

IAMU was founded in 1999 by 7 maritime higher education institutions, on the initiative of Istanbul Technical University representatives - Mr. Hisashi Yamamoto and Prof. Osman Sag, with the shared recognition of the significance of maritime education and training during the rapid globalization of international shipping in the XXI century. During the first Annual General Assembly of the IAMU (AGA) in 2000, 21 maritime universities joined the newly established organization, including Gdynia Maritime University. The association consists currently of 63 members who meet the requirements of higher maritime education on the first, second and third level. The Nippon Foundation of Tokyo, Japan supports the activities of the IAMU through granting research grants.

In 2007 the IAMU obtained the consultative status of Non-Governmental International Organization (NGO) representing the academic maritime community, authorized to participate in the IMO sessions.

The Annual General Assembly (AGA), held at individual partner university, is the main forum of the IAMU to allow exchange of information, approve policy, and foster good relations and collaboration among members of the association. Scientific conferences, presentations of the ongoing research projects, as well as separate conferences for students, so called IAMU Students (IAMUS) Conferences, are held during the assembly.

The 12th General Annual Assembly of the IAMU (12 AGA IAMU) took place in Gdynia in 2011. GMU hosted 150 professors representing 48 member universities and over 30 students. This event was accompanied by a unique visits of research training ships. The 20th jubilee AGA IAMU (20 AGA IAMU) will take place in Tokyo, Japan in 2019, at the headquarters of the association.

During two terms (2014-2016 and 2016-2018), GMU took over the presidency of a group of 35 member universities from the Europe and Africa Region and in the Academic Affair Committee (AAC), supervising the research projects and publishing activities of the association. GMU is also a member of the IAMU International Executive Board (IEB).



International Maritime Organisation

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.

GMU experts take actions in the IMO in favour of the Polish government by participating in the work of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the Sub-committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR),  the Sub-committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC),  the Sub-committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) and the Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC), as well as in the meetings of the IMO working groups. Experts analyze issues considered at the IMO sessions, prepare the substantial position of the Polish party and the conclusions resulting from the resolutions adopted by the IMO.



International Mobile Satellite Organization

The International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) in London is the inter-governmental organization whose primary purpose is the oversight of certain public satellite safety and security communication services provided by mobile satellite communication systems.

IMSO also acts as the International LRIT Coordinator, appointed by IMO to ensure the operation of the international system for the Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) worldwide by auditing and reviewing the performance of the system.

GMU expert AMG attends the plenary meetings of IMSO.

I.Wierzbowska 12.02.2018
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I.Dudek-Muczyńska 13.04.2018