Gdynia Maritime University, as a scientific centre, conducts research as well as expert and training activities within research and transfer of technology designed for companies and economic organisations. The conducted research focuses on development of the economy in many areas in line with numerous priority trends in research within regional Smart Specialisations and National Smart Specialisations. The national and international scientific research projects conducted in GMU are closely connected with trends in development and the needs of the region, the country and the international market.
Gdynia Maritime University has noted remarkable achievements in international cooperation over the last years in the area of scientific research projects:
- Within bilateral cooperation under the Agreement of Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of the People’s Republic of China, Gdynia Maritime University conducted the following research projects jointly with Shanghai Maritime University:
- Study of the existing and design of new methods for electrical power quality improvement in river ships with electric propulsion.
- Study on new technology development for power quality assessment on shipboard.
- Study of power quality on shipboard for improvement of China Classification Society rules.
- Analysis and study of operational active filters for ship applications.
- Within the European Social Fund's Program for Collaboration and Innovation Development, Tallinn University of Technology and Gdynia Maritime University conducted works “Doctoral School of Energy and Geotechnology II” conducted under the bilateral agreement.
- Within the agreement of scientific cooperation between the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Estonian Academy of Sciences, the Department of electrical drives and power electronics (ESTONIA), the following projects were conducted:
- Smart Power Electronics arrangements and control methods for active power distribution grids.
- Integration of renewable energy sources and improvement of energy conversion efficiency in microgrids.
- Within the IAMU Research Project FY 2012, Gdynia Maritime University in cooperation with the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) and Odessa National Maritime Academy (ONMA) conducted the project: "IAMU MODEL COURSE FOR ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICERS (ETO)".
- Within grant competitions for international research projects:
- JOHANN – Joint Development of Small Cruise Ship tourism heritage products in the Southern Baltic Sea Region – the project conducted within the cooperation: the Interreg South Baltic Programme for 2014 – 2020.
- Small and medium-sized ports collaboration for efficient supply chains – (SMPorts), the draft project within seed money for the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.
- Holistic Management of Maritime Transportation based on integrated Safety and Environmental Indicators – the draft project within seed money for the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.
- SAT-AIS-PL Phase A, the project conducted with the European Space Agency funds.
- Small and medium-sized Baltic Sea ports development challenges, the international project conducted within the CBSS Project Support Facility.
- A pan-European framework for strengthening critical infrastructure resilience to climate change (EU-CIRCLE), the project conducted within the programme Horizon 2020.
- Assessing the potential of future maritime applications in the context of VDE (VHF Data Exchange System (JERICHO-VDE), the project realised with the European Space Agency funds.
- POL SAT-AIS, the project realised with the European Space Agency funds.
- Towards Intelligent Micro-Bearings – Tribological Aspects (IMBeing), the project conducted within the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (EU), People - Marie Curie (IRSES).
- StarDust - The Strategic Project on Trans-national Commercial Activities in Research & Innovation, Cluster and in SME-Networks, the project conducted within the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007- 2013.
- SAFEPORT – The support system for port entry and mooring of ships as an element of intelligent transport system (ERA_NET_MARTEC).
- Analysis and study of operational active filters for ship applications. m) EfficienSea - Efficient, Safe and Sustainable Traffic at Sea, the project funded within the Transnational Cooperation Programme of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013.
- Safety and reliability of complex industrial systems and processes.
- Maritime Transport Coordination Platform (acronym: MTCP), the project conducted within the 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (EU).
- Safety and Reliability of Industrial Systems and Structures. (acronym: SAFEREL), the project conducted within the 5th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (EU).
- Thematic Network on Maritime Education, Training and Mobility of Seafarers (acronym: METNET), the project conducted within the 5th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (EU).