INSPIRE Stakeholders


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Spatial Data Interest Community (SDIC)

Spatial Data Interest Communities (SDICs) bundle the human expertise of users, producers and transformers of spatial information, technical competence, financial resources and policies, with an interest to better use these resources for spatial data management and the development and operation of spatial information services. Through their activities they drive the demand for spatial data and spatial information services. Environmental monitoring, reporting and development of applications and services for environmental management are among the main driving forces behind the natural formation of SDICs. SDICs are best placed to know what spatial data is required in implementing different environmental tasks, ranging from local, regional, and national to Pan-European applications.

Role: The involvement of stakeholders can be one or more of the following: keep informed, review INSPIRE deliverables, propose experts, submit reference material, and/or test draft specifications. Registration is continuously open.


Legally Mandated Organisations (LMO)

Legally Mandated Organisations (LMOs) are all the Member States’ public authorities, institutions and bodies who already have or will get a legal mandate to set up and run one or some of the components of national and regional SDIs, and which are eligible to become the MS’ contributors to the INSPIRE for a particular component. These components cover all fields of activity targeted by INSPIRE and can be either of a technical nature, or of a policy and organisation related nature.

Role: The involvement of stakeholders can be one or more of the following: keep informed, review INSPIRE deliverables, propose experts, submit reference material, and/or test draft specifications. Registration is continuously open.


Drafting Teams (DT)

Drafting Teams (DTs) are the groups of expert proposed by the SDICs and LMOs and selected by the CT to participate in the process of creation of IRs in the fields of metadata, network services, data and service sharing and monitoring and reporting. They were set-up based on the INSPIRE call published on 9th March 2005, and their composition has since then evolved due to the availability of experts and changes in the requirements of the DTs.

Role: The role of the drafting Teams are to analyse and review the reference material provided for their topic, to produce draft INSPIRE Implementing Rules and to provide recommendations to the Consolidation Team in case of conflicting technical specifications or issues


Thematic Working Group (TWG)

Thematic Working Groups were set up to assist in the drafting of technical specification for the themes covered in Annex I of the INSPIRE directive. TWGs are composed of experts in these spatial data themes. Their skills and experiences make it possible to review, take into account, and streamline standardisation and harmonisation initiatives of different international, national, regional and local initiatives in order to achieve interoperability and, where practicable, harmonisation of spatial datasets and services.

Role: The role of the Thematic Working Groups are to develop technical specifications for the themes they are responsible for.