INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde

LMO Description
Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) is part of the federal system of Germany, responsibilities for waters are divided between national authorities and those of the federal states, the Länder.<br /> As a scientific institution ranking as a supreme federal agency, the BfG is responsible for the German waterways in federal ownership. In this position it has a central mediating and integrating function.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    BfG advises the federal ministries (e.g. the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS)) and the Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) in matters of utilisation and management of the German federal waterways. BfG is developing and running the national Portal "WasserBLIcK" for the water managament administration (BMU, Länder). We are in charge for electronic reporting for the Water Framework Directive (WFD). We provide, maintain and develop the SDI and geoportal of our institution. We cooperate with GDI-DE activities in the fields architecture of national sdi.
    WasserBLIcK: BfG Geoportal:
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    International Rhine and Elbe
    Societal Sector: 
    National research institute
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Running national sdi on reporting of Water Framework directive. Providing sdi and geoportal of our institution. Cooperation with national GDI-DE acitivities.
    Primary Business: 
    Environmental Management
    Environmental application domains: 
    Monitoring Biodiversity, Monitoring Wetland, Monitoring Bathing water , Monitoring Coastal areas , Monitoring Water pollution, Climate change, Water Resources Management, Coastal Zone Management, Water transport Management, Floods & extreme weather Prevention