UHMI is the main Ukrainian scientific research organisation in the field of hydrometeorology
and basic monitoring of natural environment.
The main directions of the scientific activity are the following:
Study the regularity of physical processes in the atmosphere,
hydrosphere, hydrometrological regime and agroclimatic conditions, including those that are
dangerous for people and economical activity.
The development of a new and improvement of existing methods
of meteorological, hydrological and agrometeorological forecasts, estimations and their practical
implementation; the development of forecasts for natural disasters and hazardous
hydrometeorological phenomena and processes; investigation of a climate in Ukraine and factors
that promote its changing; the development of climatic forecasts and recommendations
for various economical fields regarding reaction strategy on climate changes.
The development of methods of active influence on
hydrometeorological processes and phenomena, guidance for active influence work
for the sake of different fields of economy.
Integrated study of the influence of hydrometeorological
conditions on natural environment pollution, its social-ecologic and social-economic
consequences regarding the territory of Ukraine; the development of scientific principles
of organization and recommendations for natural environment pollution basic observations.
Study the radioactive pollution of natural environment,
particularly, that which is induced by emergency emissions of Chornobyl APP and connected
with it changes in radio ecological state of the territory of Ukraine.
Integrated study of the hydrometeorological regime and
the degree of pollution of the Black and Asov seas.
The development of a new and improvement of existing
Guidance for the functioning of the state system of
hydrometeorological observations and forecasts and natural environment pollution basic observations.
The development of reference and metrological information and
standards in the field of hydrometeorology and natural environment monitoring.
Publications in the form of monographs, institute research works,
reference books, atlases, etc, relaying on researches of the institute workers and
other Ukrainian and foreign reserachers.
To make an examination concerning hydrometeorological
requirements to corresponding projects and requirements to natural environment monitoring.
Scientific manpower training by means of post-graduate study,
employee certification, competitions for vacant seats, raising the level of the institute
scientific employees’ skills.