ARTYKUŁY INFORMACYJNE Uwagi o zasadach funkcjonowania państwowych służb geologicznych w krajach Unii Europejskiej

Tadeusz Marek Peryt


Remarks about principles of operation of national geological services in countries of the European Union.
A b s t r a c t. Most western geological surveys, and in particular European Union countries and the USA, focus on public-good science for government, and research to understand earth and environmental processes, in order to supply neutral and independent advice and information about all geoscientific and natural resources issues to the government and society. In contrast, the current draft law on the Polish Geological Agency aims at introducing coherent hydrogeology and geology management as well as implementation of state policy in the field of resources security. Thus, the conclusion that the Polish Geological Agency is an analog of geological surveys, existing in many other developed countries, is absolutely unjustified.

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