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Krzyminski, W., Kruk-Dowgiallo, L., Zawadzka-Kahlau, E., Dubrawski, R., Kaminska, M., Lysiak-Pastuszak, E.. Typology of Polish marine waters. In: Schernewski, G., Wielgat, M. (eds.). Baltic Sea Typology. Coastline Reports (4), pp. 39-48. EUCC - The Coastal Union, Leiden, 2004.


The article presents results of expert work carried out within the frame of a contract between the Polish Ministry of Environment and the consortium of four scientific Institutes . The Maritime Branch of the Institute of Mete-orology and Water Management (IMWM MB) from Gdynia and Maritime Institute (MI) from Gdansk have been responsible for the typology of Polish marine waters. The analysis of data collected mainly during more than forty years of oceanographic activity of the IMWM MB allowed to discern the following water categories:

- transitional waters including the entire areas of the Szczecin Lagoon, Vistula Lagoon and a part of the Gulf of Gdansk the internal Puck Bay, called Puck Lagoon, as well as parts of the Gulf of Gdansk and Pomeranian Bay under significant influence of riverine plumes;

- coastal waters comprising a band of water defined according to the article 2, par. 7, and taking into account art.2, par.1, of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), excluding the areas of transitional waters;

- modified waters comprising waters within the rivers mouth areas along the central Polish coast and corresponding to the issue of internal marine waters in the Polish legislation on marine areas.

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