Visions about global climate change. Reliable sources of information.

We chose the finalists of the competition!

About Competition

We do not speak with one voice, and opinions mix with scientific research. It is difficult to find yourself in the noise of information that flows to us through digital channels. Can you do it?


Our opinions, actions and future depend on your proper choice of information sources. We must learn how to distinguish between scientific knowledge and pseudo-science. We welcome submissions that do not deny the actual scientific knowledge and negate anthropogenic causes for climate change.


Based on reliable research, we can predict what the world will look like in 2050. We don't know what path humanity will take, but we can design different scenarios, different visions, hopes, and fears. And based on that, we can adapt.

Gather your team and join the competition and discussion panel on the future of our planet — your voice matters!

Basic rules of the competition:

  • the competition aimes at people aged 18-28;

  • it is not possible to take part in the competition individually. The jury will judge only artworks prepared by teams (max. three people);

  • artwork must be produced using web graphics and should be readable using publicly available tools. Accepted formats:

- graphic material (max. 25 MB, jpg, png, jpeg)
animation (max. 1 GB, avi, mp4)
application (send a description of your idea, add graphics or animation (if needed) and a link to the GitHub repository;

  • deadline for submitting works: November 26;

  • the main prize is $1000 (for a winning team).


We announce the results of the Ocean of changes competition!

Our competition met with a wide response. All the works we received told about the climate crisis in their own unique way. Many of them made us think and choosing the winning peace of art was not easy at all. The members of the jury chose the animation which, according to them, most eloquently presented the vision of changes in the ocean environment in 2050.

Congratulations Agata Kamińska and Martyna Wawrzycka! It was your work that most appealed to our imagination and our sense of aesthetics. The gulf between the destroyed natural environment and artificial human habitats has been perfectly delineated, and even better animated. The winners of the Ocean of Changes competition describe their animation as follows:

Together with my team, we want to draw attention to human ignorance, waste and pollution. We want to compare technological progress to how we are killing our planet -earth along the way. We also want to draw people's attention to the living animals that struggle daily to survive among the rubbish.

The winners recorded their thanks for the opportunity to take part in the competition.

We also want to congratulate the teams whose works we have distinguished. Your works are remembered and show your lack of indifference to the condition of the Earth. Patryk Krępa, Paweł Głodzik and Jakub Stachowicz, thank you for sharing your point of view on the topic of forests cleared for concrete jungles.


Akindeju Oluwagbemiga i Adedewe Abiodun, your work is a comprehensive animation on projected climate change in 2050. Thank you for looking at this topic in such detail!

We want to thank the co-organizers of our competition once again, as well as our technology partner, Storware. Thanks to the #Backupmonster team for their support and commitment!

IGF 2021

IGF (Internet Governance Forum) is an international meeting enabling a global discussion on the development of the Internet. It is a place for exchanging thoughts and experiences in the field of Internet governance.

For the first time in history, Poland will host the global edition of the Internet Governance Forum organised by the UN.

The event, organised by the Ministry of Digital Affairs, will take place on December 6-10, 2021 at the Katowice International Congress Centre. Thousands of people from all over the world will spend several days debating the opportunities and challenges posed by the Internet, as well as ways to fully exploit its potential.

Register for the IGF conference today! Whether you want to join online or in person, you need to register to participate. You can do it here.

And here you will find a guide to help you sign up.

IOPAN Discussion Panel

The topic of the discussion panel is: Ocean of changes - How to efficiently use online resources to promote sustainable development? The panelists will discuss how the pandemic situation influenced the popularization of online education and meetings.

They will also consider how to direct society to search for reliable sources (fact checking) regarding global change (climate and ocean changes). Each panelist will present her/his point of view on various types of knowledge transfer, depending on the voice they represent (educators, scientists, IT, business, decision makers).


During the discussion, the panelists will refer to the artistic works submitted in the competition: OCEAN OF CHANGES - What do you think the world will look like in 2050?

Ocean of Changes

Ocean of changes – an ongoing project, coordinated by the CORE team of the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences in close cooperation with international partners is a part of the European educational platform, EU4Ocean Coalition. Since 2021, the Ocean of Changes is an official partner of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).


The idea of ​​the Ocean of Changes project is to exchange information on matters relating to the seas and oceans in order to build a community operating under the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in the case of local activities, with particular emphasis on the Baltic Sea.

The project consists of two annual, international conferences for youth and young researchers entitled “Where the World is Heading”, an annual science picnic and year-round educational workshops for children and youth.

Technological Partner

This is Backupmonster. He is eco-lover. He is responsible. He cares!

Joining #Backupmonster team is a good way to adapt to a changing world.

Storware is a data protection software company headquartered in Warsaw, Poland. Storware solutions are used to backup and recover virtual machines, containers, cloud environments, storage, and Microsoft Office 365 data.

Since Oceania - a research vessel of the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences has been equipped with modern computer laboratories, Storware technologically supports the research conducted by the Institute, ensuring the protection of data stored and processed in the data center.

We have donated the Institute with data backup and recovery software. Two hundred virtual machines are now fully protected with vProtect. We are pleased that Storware can support innovative, high-level scientific and technological research, spread and share knowledge about marine environments and marine protection issues. We believe that educating people about the importance and the beauty of marine environments is the key to creating positive attitudes towards the sea.