Environmental monitoring

Environmental monitoring (including environmental monitoring ) is the regular, systematic observation of natural and engineering sciences relevant areas by means of the acquisition of ecological parameters. One of the interesting areas of expertise include biology, soil science, chemistry, geography, geology, hydrology, meteorology, agriculture and forestry, computer science, construction and engineering, landscape planning - with environmental planning tasks and problems as well as the scientific support of environmental projects.

This includes, inter alia, the long-term recording of environment and nature conservation -related changes in air, soil and water. Landscape and biodiversity can be observed with the help of instrumentation or other means and mapped, whereby attention is paid to socio -economic factors. In the health-related environmental monitoring exposure of the population is analyzed with pollutants, as in the Environmental Survey of the Federal Environment Agency.

Environmental monitoring is increasingly understood as a global priority. At the European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET ) participate in addition to the national focal points in each country ( engl: National Focal Point) another 300 organizations to monitor the cross-border pollution.