MWI team: introducing Emilia

Scientific research is a big part of MWI’s current work. The tools developed by MWI will make the results of this research accessible and concrete. Today we’d like to introduce Emilia, who joined our team a few months ago as a marine weather analyst. With a wealth of experience despite her young age, Emilia is one of the team’s brains. As a proof, here’s a White Paper she wrote about the “Importance of ocean currents in weather routing for fuel savings and CO2 emissions in shipping”. 


– Was born in Poznan, Poland. 

– Joined MWI team in August 2023. 

– Has a Bachelors degree in Oceanography (Gdansk University, Poland), and she recently graduated from a Masters in Climate Physics (Utrecht University, the Netherlands). In both of her degrees, she focused on Physical Oceanography. 

What was your route before getting to marine weather forecasting? 

I got to marine weather forecasting because I wanted to combine my scientific background in oceanography and my passion for sailing. Ever since I was in middle school, I have wanted to work as a weather forecaster for sailing races, so this internship is a perfect opportunity for me to make this happen.

How did you get to sailing? 

I first tried sailing on Optimist at a small lake close to my hometown when I was 7. I quickly fell in love with it, so I started competing and finally became a member of the Polish National Sailing Team first in Optimist, then 29er and 49er FX. 

What do you love in life? 

Besides sailing, I love scuba diving and just being close to the ocean. I’m also involved in youth initiatives that focus on advocating for healthy oceans. 

Where is your favorite place on Earth? 

I don’t really have a favorite place on Earth, I find them all unique and amazing. But If I were to choose one place I always think warmly of, it would be the Hel Peninsula in Poland. It is a perfect windsurfing, scuba diving and sailing spot with beautiful landscapes and the most amazing sunsets which I often visit when I am back in Poland.