Crisis Information Centre (CIK) unites savoir-faire of science development and end-users view. We are part of Earth Observation Group in Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences.
The main aim of CIK activities is to increase effectiveness in the field of rescue and crisis management by:
- effective usage of existing technical capabilities in the field of geospatial information,
- developing new methods and tools in this field, particularly development of usage of satellite techniques.
CIK activities covers:
- expert advisory for the State Fire Service and crisis management institutions in usage of geospatial and satellite information,
- geoinformatcis support for the State Fire Service and Polish non-governmental organisations that operate outside of Polish borders,
- testing usability of new, pre-operational technical solutions during exercises.
Jakub Ryzenko – Head of Crisis Information Centre
Jakub is a specialist in the field of space politics, international co-operation in space activities, usage of satellite techniques in the field of safety and system engineering (managing of complex engineering projects). In 2004-2008 he was Head of Polish Space Office. Since then he is strongly involved in promotion of usage of satellite techniques in Poland. After that he was an advisor for Ministry of Economics in the field of space politics, Polish Presidency in EU expert in the field of usage of new technologies and satellite techniques for civil safety. In 2011-2013 was involved in process of joining Poland into European Space Agency. For many years involved in new satellite techniques usage development for safety. Since 2013 Head of Crisis Information Centre CBK, initiator of many projects in usage of satellite techniques for rescue and crisis management.
Anna Foks-Ryznar – Deputy Head of Crisis Information Centre
Anna is a project manager with more than 12 years of experience. She holds a Ph.D. in satellite geodesy. Graduating from Warsaw University of Technology, Anna joined the department of planetary geodesy of the Space Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences, undertaking research within the field of time transfer via satellites. Advancing into project management, Anna managed international and national technical research projects, including FP7, H2020, the EU Operational Programmes and European Space Agency contracts. She has vast experience in designing, testing and evaluating new technologies in the field of disaster management and rescue operations with a special focus on solutions based on satellite data as well as UAV remote sensing.
Katarzyna Dąbrowska – Crisis Management Specialist
Katarzyna is graduate of the Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw. Her main area of interest is the implementation of new technologies in decision making processes. She joined CIK in March 2019. She organizes demonstrations, trainings and workshops on the use of modern technologies and satellite data in the activities of security sector entities. Responsible for contact with users of the Customer Service System (SOK) created as part of the Sat4Envi project.
Anna Dembińska – Spatial Analyst and Remote Sensing Specialist
Ania is a graduate of University of Warsaw, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies. She graduated following specializations with honours: geoinformatics, cartography and remote sensing. Since April, 2016 she is a part of CIK Team. Her main scientific interests are: geoinformatic and remote sensing, especially vegetation monitoring and crisis management.
Joanna Meitz – Crisis Management Specialist
Joanna graduated with distinction with a Master's degree in Fire Safety Engineering from the Main School of Fire Service. She joined the team as a crisis management specialist in March 2014. She is an expert in methodology development and evaluation of state-of-the-art technologies for crisis management. She has professional experience in the organisation and evaluation of exercises, trainings and simulation games as well as international cooperation in the field of crisis management in the framework of the use of GIS data for increasing the situational awareness of end users. Her main area of interest is crisis management and civil security in the context of international cooperation. Her responsibilities include organisation and evaluation of exercises within the framework of conducted projects and participation in testing and implementation of modern solutions for crisis management and rescue institutions. As a Task Lieder and Evaluation Coordinator in the DRIVER+ project she has successfully coordinated the preparation, implementation, evaluation and assessment of 4 pan-European international exercises - Trials (Poland, France, Austria, the Netherlands) as well as the Final Demonstration (Poland) of the project.
Marta Milczarek – Spatial Analyst and Remote Sensing Specialist
Marta is a geographer, graduate of University of Warsaw, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies. Her specializations are: geoinformatics & remote sensing and geomorphology. Since the end of 2013, she has been working at the Crisis Information Centre where she deals with satellite imagery processing and prepares maps and analyses combining various geospatial data with the use of GIS for the need of crisis management, public security units and development assistance. She is the head of the CIK project team in USeEO - Custom EO Tools for Resilience Management in Poland project.
Anna Nałęcz-Kobierzycka - Expert on implementations in the public sector
Anna has graduated the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw. She specializes in space policy, international cooperation in space activities and relations between the European Union and the European Space Agency. She participated in Poland's accession negotiations to the ESA and represented Poland in the work of this organization. Co-author and editor of the "Polish Space Strategy" adopted by the government in January 2017. In CIK CBK PAN focuses on supporting the implementation of new satellite technologies and techniques in public administration.
Emil Wrzosek – Crisis Management Specialist
Emil has graduated Civil Safety Engineering in The Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw. His main field of interest is planning and conducting simulation games, exercises and trainings. In his work he focuses on multi-surface view related to civil safety. Member of the CIK since March 2014. He is currently involved in ogranizing table top exercises and demonstrations that are related among others terrorist safety or CBRNe. His goal is to prepare table top exercise at highest possible level. He leads the ARTION - Disaster Management Artificial Intelligence Knowledge Network project.
Crisis Information Centre
Space Research Centre PAS
phone: +48 22 4966 259