The Kosetice observatory of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute was established in 1988 as a station specialising in the problems of background environmental quality monitoring. The observatory is involved in following international programmes:
* GAW/WMO (Global Atmosphere Watch) ?
* EMEP/ECE (Co-operative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe)
* ICP-IM (International Co-operative Programme on Integrated Monitoring)