Oceanograf supports WOŚP and makes dreams come true

- 'I managed to do two things during the bidding for WOŚP,' says Bartosz Blum, who auctioned off a cruise aboard a research vessel of the University of Gdańsk during this year's WOŚP finale. - 'I'm glad that the money will go to the Orchestra, which I always support, and that I'll be able to fulfil my dreams and sail on an Oceanograf.'

Bartosz Blum is the owner of a company manufacturing professional aquariums and aquarium systems. He is an English translator by education and an aquarist by passion and choice, which he emphasises. He cooperates with contractors and suppliers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Cuba, Singapore and Kenya. On his professional path, he also meets employees of the Faculty of Oceanography and Geography of the University of Gdańsk. His company Aqua Medic cooperates with our university in the field of shrimp farming filtration systems. Bartosz is also a sailor, skipper and motorboat sailor. The sea is therefore present in his work and his interests. - 'I've been dreaming about a cruise aboard the Oceanograf,' says Bartosz Blum. - 'I tried to buy a commercial cruise, but it proved impossible on this vessel,' - he adds. The amount of PLN 3150 auctioned off by him will go to the account of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. Now he is getting ready for the cruise and is discussing the details when it will be possible. During the cruise, the research material will be collected under the supervision of the ship's crew.

Let us recall that the catamaran Oceanograf, is the newest research vessel, commissioned in 2016 and used by the Faculty of Oceanography and Geography of the University of Gdańsk. At the same time, it is the most modern research vessel in the Baltic Sea, which is designed to conduct bathymetric, biological, chemical, physical, geological, magnetic and seismo-acoustic studies of the marine environment. Onboard the vessel there are also classes and student practices. The vessel is also adapted for fishing and plankton fishing.

Ewa Cichocka / Press Office of University of Gdańsk