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By decision of Minister of the Environment, dr hab. Andrzej Gąsiewicz, PGI-NRI Prof., was appointed to the post of Acting Director of the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute effective Friday, November 27, 2015. Prof. A. Gąsiewicz will remain in this post until a new director of the Institute is nominated.
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Professor Mariusz Orion Jędrysek, PhD, was appointed as Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of the Environment and as Chief Geologist of Poland. Prime Minister Ms. Beata Szydło conferred on him these responsibilities on 19 November 2015. Professor Jędrysek assumes that post for the second time: he has earlier served as Poland's Chief Geologist from 2005 to 2007.
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Within a period of eight months from its establishment, the Polish Geological Society Section of History of Geological Sciences organized a series of three successful meetings. The last was a Polish-Japan session devoted to pioneers who laid foundations for modern geology in Siberia and East Asia. Declarations of the Japanese delegation show that this joint session may be the start of cooperation between our researchers specializing in the history of our discipline.
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Polish shales in Brussels – the Conference: Unconventional hydrocarbons - the Polish experience in the European dimension
Please, do it. This is a very good direction – with these words Professor Jerzy Buzek encouraged Polish geologists in Brussels to continue shale gas investigation and exploration efforts in Poland.