INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Agriculture and Fisheries Unit, JRC

LMO Description
Agriculture and Fisheries Unit, JRC
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Common Agricultural Policy geographical area, member States and Candidate Countries
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The Agriculture and Fisheries Unit supports the technical implementation of Common Agricultural Policy by Member States, on behalf of DG Agriculture of the European Commission. The Unit is mandated by DG AGRI (Unit G.1) to represent their services and report back to DG AGRI upon choices and decisions in the context of the INSPIRE working groups.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    The Agriculture and Fisheries Unit comprises the MARS project, including activities related to Common Agricultural Policy implementation. Its core role is to provide technical support – primarily linked to geomatics – in the management of geographical data (remote sensing, GIS, database, positioning information) for the management of subsidies in the agricultural sector. A major part of the activity is directed to the checks carried out (fraud prevention) and issues relating to cross compliance requirements.
    The Unit has been heavily involved in the establishment of guidelines and best practice definitions: - for land parcel identification systems, managed using GIS, and used in the CAP - the creation of orthophotos and orthoimages for the creation and control of these parcel identification systems - the use of GPS/GNSS as a tool for parcel area measurement
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    CAP implementation area (MS plus Candidate Countries)
    Societal Sector: 
    central government - EU level
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Diretly involved in the establishment by Member States of CAP land parcel identification systems and assocaited data (DEMs, orthoimagery)
    Primary Business: 
    policy implementation, technical aspects, agriculture
    Environmental application domains: 
    agricultural cross compliance under the CAP