The Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, is the only institution in Poland that conducts monitoring of global geophysical fields in terms of seismology, geomagnetism and selected elements of atmospheric physics.

The Institute manages observatories and stations in Poland and in the Polish Polar Station Hornsund in the Spitsbergen archipelago. The observatories in Belsk, Świder, Racibórz, Książ and on the Hel Peninsula and the permanent seismic stations in Suwałki, Niedzica, Góra Klasztorna and Kalwaria Pacławka register geophysical phenomena, continuously providing data to the World Data Centres.