Stanisław Leszczycki Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences (IGSO PAS) was founded in 1953 (initially as the Institute of Geography PAS). The Institute is an important research centre in Poland in the fields of socio-economic geography, physical geography as well as spatial organization. Within the framework of the Institute, the Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection is operating, this being one of the largest library centres of the kind in the world. (more...)

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Ecosystem Service Potentials in Postglacial Landscapes

Elsevier has published a scientific monograph of the team of authors under the direction of Dr. Andrzej Affek entitled Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes: Assessment and Mapping. The book combines elements of the academic textbook (presenting in a concise form the current state of knowledge in the field of ecosystem services) with a transdisciplinary methodical and application study on the assessment of the potential of nature on a regional scale and its value for people.

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Dr Andrzej Affek awarded with a scholarship for an outstanding young scientist

Dr. Andrzej Affek, assistant professor at IGiPZ PAN, won the competition of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for scholarships for outstanding young scientists. Three-year scholarships are awarded to young scientists who conduct high-quality research and enjoy impressive scientific achievements.

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IALE 2021 European Landscape Ecology Congress

We would like to proudly communicate that the venue and organisers of the next IALE European Landscape Ecology Congress have been recently officially announced during the 10th IALE World Congress in Milan. The IALE 2021 European Landscape Ecology Congress will take place in Warsaw, Poland, and will be co-organised by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences.

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International Conference UTCI - 10 years of applications in human bioclimatology

On May 22-24, 2019, at the headquarters of IMGW-PIB in Warsaw the international events in the field of biometeorology and bioclimatology took place: International Conference UTCI - 10 years of applications in human bioclimatology, 1st European Biometeorologists’ Regional Meeting, as well as 1st Forum of Polish Biometeorologists.

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Visitor from University of Oviedo

Lecture “From Regional to Local Level in Social Sciences” by dr Ana Viñuela from University of Oviedo.

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“Comparative Analysis of Territorial Governance and Spatial Planning Systems in Europe” ESPON project results available

The Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences participated in the ESPON research project “Comparative Analysis of Territorial Governance and Spatial Planning Systems in Europe (COMPASS)” in 2016-2018. We invite you to read the results.

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New ESPON project "Territorial Scenarios for the Baltic Sea Region (BT2050)"

The Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences participates in the implementation of the ESPON project (European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion) entitled "Territorial Scenarios for the Baltic Sea Region (BT2050)".

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