The Maritime Institute of the Gdynia Maritime University is a research and development unit supervised by the Ministry of Maritime Economy. For over fifty years the Institute has been closely associated with maritime economy. The Institute conducts research work, scientific and implementation projects, studies and assessments.
The department of Operational Oceanography within MIG consists of five laboratories: Multi-purpose Oceanographic Research Laboratory r/v IMOR, Geophysics Survey Laboratory, Modelling of Decision Support Systems Laboratory, Spatial Planning of Coastal Areas Laboratory and the Oceanographic Data Analysis Laboratory. The Departament operates three vessels: r/v Imor and hydrographic boats Imoros 2 and Imoros 3.