Tymon Zielinski is a leader of the Climate and Ocean Research and Education Unit at IO PAN, where he has a position of an associate professor and director of the Ph.D. program.
Tymon has published over 80 research papers. Since 2016, Tymon is a member of the UN Group of experts of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment. Tymon has been involved in many research and educational projects focused on climate change issues in the marine environment.
He has organized numerous meetings workshops and conferences and has been a PI in a number of national and international projects. Tymon, since the beginning of his career has been involved in educational activities, both in formal and non-formal teaching. He has organized and/or lectured during numerous non-formal educational events, such as Science Fairs, workshops, exhibitions for general public, etc.
In environmental studies, we apply sophisticated tools, systems and applications for storing, processing and maintaining data and then publishing the outputs of our analyses. However, the knowledge we generate is often inaccessible, incomprehensible and misunderstood by large parts of society. Is it because our approach is wrong? Are the tools inappropriate? Are the roots for these problems deep in the educational system? During the webinar, using the philosophy of the sustainable development, I discuss the importance of the change of learning/teaching approaches in order to tackle current and future environmental challenges. I introduce such concepts as sustainability, sustainable science and quality education, all based on critical thinking.