Regional Monitoring of Natural Environment 2003, No 4, 9-22
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING IN THE ŚWIĘTOKRZYSKI REGION IN THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS INAUGURATION
Marek Jóźwiak, Alojzy Kowalkowski
The best indicator of the environment condition is the ecosystem itself. In the paper the organization and tasks of the Integrated Environmental Monitoring in Poland were described on the background of the European organization of International Cooperative Programme (ICP) on Integrated Monitoring. In conceptional principles there was realized a scientific concept and rational localization of the monitoring station of the Świętokrzyska Academy in the area of the Świętokrzyski National Park. The effects of ecological emissions in the examined forest ecosystem were discussed on the basis of 10-year monitoring results of the forest-agricultural river basin geoecosystem. The results of the integrated monitoring are used in the managerial practice. Additionally, they will form a basis for development of environmental indicators for establishing rational sustainable management of ecosystems. Within 10 years there was established a significant cooperation with national and international environmental monitoring centers. Furthermore, many meaningful publications were edited. Educational work and activities promoting these achievements were performed, too.