INSPIRE Knowledge Base

PIG-PIB

Description
Organisation: 
The Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute
Acronym: 
PIG-PIB
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The Polish Geological Institute (PGI) is the largest scientific and research geological institution of Poland – since 1919. PGI manages multi-disciplinary scientific research on the geological structure of Poland in order to use the knowledge for purposes of domestic economy and environmental protection. Besides scientific research in all fields of modern geology, securing economic stability to the country in areas of both mineral and groundwater resources management, and environmental monitoring.
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Mandate: 
The Polish Geological Institute is science research and goverment organisation.
Activities: 
The PGI's studies have permitted to discover the most outstanding mineral deposits such as: copper, silver, sulphur, hard coal, brown coal, rock salt, potassium salt, iron, titanium, vanadium, zinc and lead ores, and gas and oil deposits. The PGI is the major institution which prepares and issues geological maps, both survey and thematic maps, including hydrogeological, geochemical and mineral resources maps. The PGI, on behalf of the State Treasury of Poland, collects and stores geological data from all over the country. PGI is responsible of develop Geological Spatial Data Infrastructure as component Polish NSDI and agreement with ESDI base on INSPIRE. The PGI cooperates with geological institutions in 30 countries, and participates in European Union framework programmes. The Institute is also a member of international organizations of geological surveys - EuroGeoSurveys and FOREGS. The Centre of Excellence - Research on Abiotic Environment REA integrates the Institute's activity with the European Scientific Area.
Membership: 
Polish Geological Institute (Central in Warsaw and 6 regional branches: Pomeranian, Marine Geology, Holy Cross Mountains, Lower Silesian, Upper Silesian, Carpathian.
Comments: 
None
Typology: 
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    Poland
    Societal Sector
    Central Goverment, Research
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Over 90 years of experience in generating and using geographic information related to most of above themes. PGI - is member of EuroGeoSurveys INSPIRE Workgroup. PGI - is represented in Polish National LMO. PGI (since 1995) - develops and administrates Polish Geological SDI.
    Primary Business
    Geology
    INSPIRE Data Themes
    Coordinator
    Producer
    User