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IMGW-PIB statutory tasks

Basic statutory tasks of IMGW-PIB include measurements, observations and scientific research and development works in the following domains:

  • Meteorology
  • Hydrology
  • Oceanology
  • Water management and engineering
  • Water resources quality
  • Climatology

The aim of Institute operations is to satisfy needs by working out forecasts and expertise for society, economy and defence of the State within its responsibilities. This aim is pursued by carrying research, development and implementation works, maintaining the observation and measurement network, as well as conducting observations and measurements.

Institute tasks include in particular:

  1. Making regular measurements and observations with the use of basic stations and posts network and special measurement networks.
  2. Acquisition, archiving, processing and making available measurement and observational materials, both national and international ones, as well as giving information on works in progress.
  3. Preparation and dissemination of forecasts and warnings for general public and national economy protection as well as for state defence – together with forecasting the quality of water resources and air pollution.
  4. Working out the assessment of hydraulic structures technical state and safety for the needs of protecting people and property against natural and construction disasters.
  5. Conducting scientific and research works in the following domains: physics and chemistry of atmosphere, climatology, agrometeorology, hydrology, physics, chemistry and biology of water, water hydrodynamics, balancing and managing water resources, water engineering and safety of water structures, economics, planning and forecasting in economy and water engineering, meteorology, hydrology and oceanology, as well as carrying out work in terms of processes and factors shaping the quality of water resources.
  6. Conducting research in terms of protection against destructive acts of natural forces.
  7. Issuing opinions and expertise in the areas which are the subject of Institute operations.
  8. Constructing, researching, manufacturing, checking and legalising equipment and appliances.
  9. Improving scientific and professional skills of staff, as well as granting scientific degrees in accordance with specific rules and regulations.
  10. Gathering, processing and sharing scientific, technical and economic information in the areas which are the subject of Institute operations; providing scientific, technical and economic information.
  11. Running publishing activities.
  12. Standardisation and unification activities falling within the responsibility of the Institute.
  13. Completing tasks connected with defence, determined under separate regulations.
  14. Organizing symposia and scientific conferences in the fields which are the subject of Institute operations.
  15. Taking part in the operations of World Meteorological Organization and other UN specialised agencies, as well as cooperating with other organizations and institutions, both domestic and international.
  16. Carrying out other outsourced activities.