Współpraca Państwowego Instytutu Geologicznego – Państwowego Instytutu Badawczego z samorządową administracją geologiczną

Joanna Krasuska, Kamilla Olejniczak


Cooperation of the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute with local geological administration.
A b s t r a c t. The article presents the cooperation of the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute with the local geological administration. The functioning of the geological administration in its present form was initiated by the state system reform by the Act of 24 July 1998. The self-governments established at that time received powers and responsibilities in the field of geology. In retrospect, it should be stated that the process of creating local government administration was unprepared in legal, organizational, personnel and financial terms. This resulted in the lack of effective protection and proper management of minerals. It also indicates the need to constantly improve the knowledge and professional competences of people who perform geological administration tasks in local governments. In 2007, PGI-NRI started direct cooperation with representatives of the geological administration. Initially, it was mainly based on consultation and advice. After conducting the survey, the exact problems and needs of geological administration were identified. The reasons for the situation were also identified, which results mainly from the employment status. In order to meet the need to strengthen local government geological administration, PGI-NRI launched the Local Government Geology website, which is a platform for providing information in the field of geology, mining, environmental protection, administration and legal regulations. Through consultations and reporting problems faced by geologists at work, the website is constantly adapted to the current needs of geological administration employees.With the growing interest, the cooperation developed. PGI-NRI also organizes training courses dedicated to employees of geological administration, aimed at improving knowledge and skills in the field of broadly understood geology, inviting experts from the PGI-NRI as well as from other institutions and offices with high competences to cooperate.

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