Jan Marcin Węsławski - Born in 1955, Doctor- Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Marine Ecology at the Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Sopot, a member of the presidium of Sea Sciences Research Committee and Committees: Ecology, Academy of Sciences Polar Research. Specialist in marine coastal ecology,trophic network and shellfish. His most successful project is development of a system to assess the sensitivity of Arctic coasts to oil spills. He spent more than 45 months on the polar and sea expeditions. Expeditions to Spitsbergen, Franz Josef Land, Bear Island, Earth Ellesmera, North-East Greenland, Kola Peninsula, as well as the seas: Baltic, Greenland, Barents, Norwegian, Kara and Baffin Bay. Hobbies: swimming in a canoe and a traditional bow shooting.