The UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre, established on 17 September 1991, is a member of the GRID (Global Resource Information Database) network, established by the UN Environment (United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP) to foster sustainable management of natural resources.
We are one of the few specialised centres in charge of collecting, processing, and facilitating access to data and information about the natural environment, as well as promoting application of spatial data and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Officially registered as an NGO (the branch of the National Foundation for the Environmental Protection in Poland), we cooperate with many national and international partners – local authorities, educational entities and companies implementing CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policies.
He graduated from the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography at the Warsaw University of Technology in the field of cartography and geographic information systems (GIS). He has been working in the UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Center since 2011. He specializes in designing and creating GIS systems and applications as well as UML modeling (in the field of application schemas and spatial databases modeling). Involved in thematic mapping, geovisualisation, maps preprocessing, spatial planning, environmental analysis and GIS training. Wide knowledge on the INSPIRE Directive implementation.
She graduated from the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Warsaw with a Master's degree in Cartography. While working for the Stanisław Leszczycki Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization (Polish Academy of Sciences) and for the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, she perfected her skills in acquiring and analyzing environmental information. Her career in the UNEP/GRID- Centre Warsaw began in 1992. Since 2008 she has been the Director of the Centre.
Maria Andrzejewska carried out research projects, oriented mainly on environmental aspects with the usage of geoinformation and remote sensing technologies, visualization of spatial data, development of environmental reports, implementation of ICT in ecological education, social participation in environmental management, standardization in spatial planning.
She is an expert in the field of spatial planning, who represents Poland in European works on INSPIRE data specification in the topic of Land use. Maria Andrzejewska is also an expert of UNEP GEO-6, participating in works of Assessment Methodologies, Data and Information Working Group. Together with the UNEP / GRID-Warsaw team, she was three times rewarded for special scientific and research achievements in the field of protection, shaping and utilization of the environment and its resources, with the Award of the Minister of the Environment.
She graduated from the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Warsaw (specializing in hydrology and water management) as well as the UNIGIS Geographical Information Systems Postgraduate Studies, an intercollegiate of Jagiellonian University and the University of Salzburg. She has been working for the UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Center since 2008. She conducts activities in the field of environmental and geoinformation education.
She also has pedagogical qualifications in nature and geography teaching. She is involved in the development of educational programs and the implementation of training activities aimed at promoting the use of data and spatial technologies in the field of environmental management. As a Trainer and Coordinator of the GLOBE Program, she closely cooperates with school communities, demonstrating the research potential in school education.
She graduated from the faculty of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Warsaw, (specialization: economic geography), and completed Postgraduate Studies in Project Management (Department of Project Management at the Warsaw School of Economics). She also completed a pedagogical study, which entitles her to teach science and geography in primary and high school.