prof. dr hab. Zdzisław Brodecki

Higher School of Administration and Business Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski in Gdynia; Space Sciences Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdańsk Branch; Baltic Sea and Space Cluster (BSSC). Akademii Nauk Oddział w Gdańsku; Bałtycki Klaster Morski i Kosmiczny (BSSC).

He has published over 150 scientific papers, including fifty academic books, in regard to the Space Law issue “A new space civilization. Satellites in the service of the Earth ”(ed. Z. Brodecki, K. Malinowska, M. Polkowska) and“ Per mare ad astra – space technology, governance and law ”(ed. E. Wittbrodt, Z. Brodecki, M. Nyka). Among these scientific works are many publications in English and French. From the beginning of his academic career, he conducted interdisciplinary research, which was reflected in obtaining a Doctorate in Law in criminal law and a postdoctoral degree in maritime law. Currently, his main subject of research is focused on space law and the artificial intelligence and its legal issues. It should be noted that he has edited series of eight volumes of the Aquis Communautairei triptych – “Europe of judges“, “Europe of officials” and “Europe of entrepreneurs”.

dr hab. Marek Grzybowski prof. UM

Gdynia Maritime University

According to Research Gate, he is the author of 150 scientific papers according and also editor of 14 books and reports. He is a head of the Polish Nautological Society, vice president of the Baltic Sea and Space Cluster, director of editing in the magazines “Internet Manager” and “Knowlegde Transfer”, participated in 90 scientific conferences.

dr hab. Katarzyna Malinowska prof. Kozminski University

Professor of Kozminski University, attorney at law
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Expert in risk management and insurance, including space insurance. Author of at least several dozen publications on the above. Her recent book concerns ‘Space insurance. International legal aspects’ (Kluwer Law International, 2017). Currently making a research on risk management and insurance of in-orbit-servicing ventures. Frequent speaker at Polish and international academic and industry conferences. Head of the Centre for Space Studies at Kozminski University and leader of the postgraduate studies ‘Entrepreneurship in the space industry’.

dr hab. Maciej Nyka prof. UG

Department of Public Economic Law and Environmental Protection, Vice-Chairman of the Space Research Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Author of dozen of articles, chapters and books in the field of environmental law, public economic law and international law, that has been published in Poland, Germany, Great Britain and Ukraine. He is a Head of international research projects, carried out, among others from grants from the King of Sweden, the Ministry of Higher Education of Poland, and the European Commission. In his research on space law, he focuses on the challenges of space management as well as access to and sustainable use of space resources.

dr hab. Małgorzata Polkowska prof. ASW

Associate professor at the Academy of Martial Arts and Head of the Department of International Law.

She gives lectures in Polish and English, among others in the field of international law, diplomatic and consular law, aviation and space law, aviation and space safety. In the years 2013-2016, she was elected as the first member of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization of the United Nations in the history of Poland, that is the permanent representative of Poland and the Central European Rotation Group; he was also the representative of Poland at many diplomatic conferences. Lecturer at polish and foreign universities (including the McGill University in Canada, de Paul in Chicago, ENAC in Toulouse, or the University, City of London). Member of the Space Sciences Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the CARS Antimonopoly and Regulatory Studies Center. Speaker and moderator at a number of aviation and space conferences. Manager of the Ministry of National Defense grant: “Challenges of the space security policy in the world and the national and EuropeanSSA system in the context of the evolution of the space environment”.

Bartosz Smolik, Associate Professor

Institute of Political Science at the University of Warsaw

He is a political scientist, the Associate Professor (doktor habilitowany), employed in an establishment of Institute of Political Science at the University of Warsaw. He has also been active in the association of Mars Society Polska, and Polish Society for European Studies and the Polish Society of Political Science. As a political scientist, he deals with issues in the field of space policies, in particular European space policy, security and defense, exploration of Mars and/or the Moon and other celestial bodies. Separately, the Polish space sector is, separately from abovementioned, also a subject of his interest. He is a co-organizer of conference series on European space policy and Mars exploration, as well as an active participant in many scientific and industry-related conferences. Beside the area of space policies, his scientific interests focus on issues related to political thought and political leadership, especially in Mainland China.

dr hab. Adam Wiśniewski prof. UG

Department of Public International Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk.

Professor at the University of Gdańsk and head of the Department of Public International Law, Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Gdańsk. In 1996, he defended his doctoral dissertation entitled Freedom of speech – a comparative and international law study. His research interests focuses on the issues of international protection of human rights, in particular the theoretical analysis of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, as well as theoretical aspects of international judiciary.

dr hab. Mariusz Szyrski

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University

Lawyer, habilitated doctor of legal sciences. Assistant professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the UKSW. Currently, he is also the Vice-Dean of this Faculty. He defended his doctorate on the basis of the dissertation entitled “Leadership in local government. Administrative and legal analysis“. He was twice at the University of Osnabrueck in Germany as part of the Erasmus program for researchers. In the years 2014-2016, he was head of the scientific project entitled “Creation and use of energy from renewable sources – as a sphere of municipal economy“, financed by the National Science Center. As part of study trips related to energy policy, he participated in scientific and research meetings in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Latvia. Author of publications related to energy law and local energy – including publications referred to Local energy (postdoctoral publication). His scientific interests are focused on administrative and economic law, in particular in the field of local government law and energy law.

dr Magdalena Adamowicz

Assistant professor at the Faculty of Maritime Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk.

From 2004 she is a legal practitioner (attorney at law). She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the Faculty of Physical Culture of the Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Gdańsk.

She is a member of the Presidium of the Maritime Law Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Branch located in Gdańsk)

In 2019, she was elected as a Member of the European Parliament of the 9th term from Pomerania District. In the European Parliament, she is working in four committees, including the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) and the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI).

dr Damian M. Bielicki

Birkbeck, University of London & Kingston University London

Head of the ‘Law, Technology and Society’ a Research Group at Kingston University in London. He is a founder of the Space Law Center.

Lecturer in space law at Birkbeck University of London. Dr. Bielicki is also a member of the International Institute of Space Law, the European Center for Space Law in Paris, and the British Group of the International Law Association (ILA).

dr Paweł Chyc

Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Kwiatkowski University in Gdynia.

He is a founding member of the Space Sciences Commission, Polish Academy of Sciences branch in Gdańsk and member of the Maritime Law Commission, Polish Academy of Sciences branch in Gdańsk. Since 2018, he has been conducting active research work as part of the Baltic Sea & Space Cluster (BSSC). Speaker at national and international conferences. She has conducted research related to the Public International Law (in particular the Law of the Sea and the Cosmic Law), European Union law and the Law of Intellectual Property. Author of many publications.

dr Magdalena Konopacka

LL.M (Master of Advanced Studies in European and Comparative Law, Ghent University), is an a lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Administration and Business in Gdynia and Vice President of BSSC for European Law.

She graduated from the School of English and European Law (Cambridge Diploma), French (Toulouse), American (Chicago-Kent College of Law) at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk, The Hague Academy of Private International Law and the Academy of European Law in Florence. Scholarship holder of the Flemish, Dutch and Norwegian governments as well as the European University Institute and the Natolin European Center. She worked in practice as a PR and lawyer, as well as an expert on EU funds. As part of her academic career, she conducted training for practitioners and lectured at the University of Gdańsk, as well as at City University London, Salzburg University and the University of Zaragoza. Visiting researcher at the Chair of Private Law at the University of Oslo 2019/20 and a member of the Working Group of the Judges under Stress (JuS) project. She specializes in EU law, comparative law of liabilities, constitutional judicial dialogue, ADR and economic analysis of law. In the context of space law, her interests focus on the issues of contractual and tort liability.

dr Katarzyna Szlachetko

University of Gdansk

Attorney-at-law; associate professor in the Department of Administrative Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Gdańsk; editor-in-chief of the periodical ‘Metropolitan. Scientific Review’; manager of the author’s research program Good Light Law, carried out by the Metropolitan Institute, which deals with legal and administrative aspects of counteracting artificial light pollution

dr Piotr Szudejko

Doctor in legal science. He specializes in bioethical issues and the law of new technologies. He has published works on patient rights, health claims, right to life and death. He works as a legal advisor.

dr Karolina M. Zielińska-Dąbkowska

GUT LightLab, Faculty of Architecture, Gdańsk Technical University (GUT)

She is a recognized researcher and expert in the field of external illumination and artificial light pollution of the Earth’s atmosphere and its impact on people and the broadly understood natural environment, including the Earth’s atmosphere.

Since 2018, Dr. Zielińska-Dabkowska has been a co-founder and co-director of the GUT LightLab, a light research laboratory, where she conducts research on various aspects of natural and artificial light in the built environment. From 2019, she is also the head of ILLUME, an interdisciplinary research group within the EcoTech PG, which is a research center that has been created to minimize the impact of artificial light pollution on people, flora and fauna.

Since 2021, she has also been the co-founder and president of IDA Chapter Poland, the Polish section of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).

Dr Zielińska-Dąbkowska is an active member of four technical committees of international organizations, such as the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), the American Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) responsible for establishing international lighting standards and recommendations for outdoor lighting. In addition, she is the author of scientific papers published in prestigious international journals such as Nature Journal or other specialized magazines or book’s publications. In 2020, she was honored with the international IDA Galileo Research Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements in artificial light pollution research.

dr Paulina Topolska 

Secretary of the Space Sciences Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences in the Gdańsk branch, member of the European Center for Space Law at the European Space Agency in Paris, and the Baltic Sea & Space Cluster

She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Gdańsk. The author of the doctoral dissertation “Trans-international aspects of the activities of states in space“, where she was an employee for over three years in University of Gdańsk on position of professor assistant at the Department of Public International Law. In the course of her academic activity, she was the organizer and co-organizer of a space conference. She initiated a series of Space Research Conferences, which gathered a large group of recipients. Participant of many national and international conferences and space seminars.

dr Qingmei Wen

Qinghai Nationalities University

She received a Doctor of Law degree from the Faculty of Law at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in 2019, with the dissertation on “Research on the Enforcement of Corporate Disgorgement”. In her research, she mainly focuses on civil, commercial and international law. She also completed courses at Bond University in Australia (Law School). She is the author of numerous scientific publications that have been published in leading scientific journals in China.

mgr Mariusz T. Kłoda

Department of Commercial and Maritime Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Assistant at the Department of Commercial and Maritime Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. He is arepresentative of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in the 333 Technical Committee for Blockchain and Distributed Registry Technologies (Polish Committee for Standardization) and also he is a member of the Working Group for Polish Space Law (Centrum Studiów Kosmicznych ALK), Member of the Audit Committee of the Association of Polish Professionals in the Space Sector (PSPA), Member of the Space Law and Policy Project Group at the Space Generation Advisory Council.