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The Polish Geological Institute (PGI) was founded on the 7th of May 1919 on the strength of the Resolution of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland. It is the oldest Polish nation-wide scientific institution. It is involved in comprehensive studies of geological structure of the country for practical use in national economy and environmental protection. In addition to scientific activities in all fields of modern geology the Institute was entrusted with the tasks of the Polish Geological Survey and the Polish Hydrogeological Survey. Moreover, it is responsible for the country’s security in supply of mineral resources, the groundwater management,  for monitoring of the geological environment and warning against natural hazards and risks.

In February 2009, the Council of Ministers bestowed the Polish Geological Institute the status of National Research Institute in recognition of the achievements and contribution to the developments in science and national economy during last 100 years. 

Legal Status: Research and Development Unit, National Research Institute
Supervising Institution: Ministry of Environment


The Polish Geological Institute belongs to the association of European geological surveys – EuroGeoSurvey  (EGS) with its sear in Brussels.


  • Comprehensive studies of the geological structure of Poland
  • Geological, geoenvironmental and hydrogeological mapping
  • Evaluation of national minerals resources potential
  • Evaluation of quality and resources of groundwaters including mineral and thermal waters
  • Monitoring and analysis of wide spectrum of geological issues of the natural environment, including groundwaters
  • Acquisition, storage, processing and dissemination of geological and geoenvironmental information on the entire territory of Poland, including the marine sea
  • Expertise on a wide array of geological issues for the state administration and self governments
  • Cooperation with geological surveys and organizations involved in geological research in other countries
  • Editing and publishing maps, atlases, periodicals and series of publications in geology