Director of the UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre


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.