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Kazimierz Furmańczyk

A Special Acknowledgement To:

Prof. Dr hab. Kazimierz Furmańczyk

CERF-JCR Lifetime Member


Kaz CERF Lifetime Member 


   We are proud to acknowledge Prof. Dr. hab. Kazimierz Furmańczyk as a Lifetime Member of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF). Dr. Furmańczyk is currently Full Professor at the University of Szczecin and co-founder (with Prof. S. Musielak) of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences (IMCS). His active research interests include morphodynamics of the coastal zone using remote sensed methods. Since 1991, Dr. Furmańczyk has been a Polish coordinator of several EU Projects: BASYS, CoastLearn, EUROSION, MESSINA, and MICORE. Together with his staff, he has also participated in the SatBałtyk project (Satellite monitoring of the Baltic Sea) since 2009. Dr. Furmańczyk is also responsible for lecturing at Erasmus (IP) international summer schools: on ICZM in Porto (2002) and Ponta Delgada (2003); on Multidisciplinary Approach to Flood Risk Analysis - IMARA in Italy (2010-2012); Multirisk Assessment and Mitigation in Europe MIRAME in San Giovanni Valdarno - Italy (2013) and Aveiro – Portugal (2014); and also at the Erasmus Mundus study on Water River and Coastal Management in Faro - Portugal. He served as the Chair and Organizer of the 11th International Coastal Symposium (ICS) at Szczecin University (Poland) in 2011.
   In 1999, Dr. Furmańczyk received the Fulbright Senior Grant when he visited the University of Florida in Gainesville. He was also given a German DAAD grant for visiting the Christian Albert University of Kiel. Dr. Furmańczyk is an initiator and editor of a periodic: ICZM in Poland – present state and perspectives, edited by University of Szczecin. Since 2005, he has edited 5 volumes and has several achievements in research of the South Baltic coastal development regularities, which were provided in numerous papers. Recently, the greatest achievements of his staff are: construction of a prototype of Early Warning System – Storm impact forecasting www.micore.eu and construction of sub-system „SatBaltic - Coast" as a part of SatBałtyk system www.satbaltyk.pl


Selected Recent Publications:

Musielak, S.; Furmańczyk, K., and Bugajny N., 2017. Factors and processes forming the Polish Southern Baltic Sea coast on various temporal and spatial scales. In: Harff, J.; Furmanczyk, K., and von Storch, H. (eds.), Coastline changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East - Past and Future Projection. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing.

Bugajny, N. and Furmańczyk, K., 2017. Comparison of short-term changes caused by storms along natural and protected sections of the Dziwnow Spit, Southern Baltic Coast. Journal of Coastal Research.

Furmańczyk, K. and Musielak, S., 2015. Polish spits and barriers. In: Randazzo, G.; Jackson, D.W.T., and Cooper, J.A.G. (eds.), Sand and Gravel Spits. Coastal Research Library (CRL), Volume 12, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, pp. 181-195.

Bugajny, N. and Furmańczyk, K., 2014. Dune coast changes caused by weak storm events in Miedzywodzie, Poland. In: Green, A.N. and Cooper, J.A.G. (eds.), Proceedings from the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2014 (Durban, South Africa). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 70, pp. 211-216.


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