Jan Marcin Węsławski – is a senior scientist, leader of Departament of Ecology at IO PAS. His speciality are marine crustaceans, yet the interest is in wide aspects of ecology – from biodiversity, climate change, food web to marine space management. He was working in number of polar areas (Svalbard, East and West Greenland, Ellesmere Island, Franz Josef Land) spent two whole years at Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, Spitsbergen.

He received pdD in 1984 at University of Gdansk, habilitation in 1993, and professorship in 2000. Since the beginning of marine biodiversity interest in Europe he was in the center of EU programs like BIOMARE, MARBENA, MARBEF being responsible for the maintanency of All Taxa Inventory Site in Hornsund and Long Term Biodiversity Observation in Kongsfjorden (Svalbard) and Puck Bay – Baltic Sea.


The project is conducted in partnership with Free Word in London, internationales literaturfestival Berlin, Krytyka Polityczna in Warsaw, Tallaght Community Arts in Dublin and The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne as a part of the Weather Stations Project.



Krytyka Polityczna
Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) is the largest Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily Dziennik Opinii, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centres in Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Cieszyn, activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre: the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.