INSPIRE Knowledge Base


LMO Description
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>On September 1, 2011, the EU LIFE+ program approved the project DIAPASON, "Desert-dust impact on air quality through model-predictions and advanced sensors observations", under the Grant Agreement number LIFE10 ENV/IT/000391.<br /> The DIAPASON proposal was set up to significantly support EU Member States at taking robust measurements of Saharan advections to respond to the air quality (AQ) Directive 2008/50/EC.<br /> The proposed methodology will be tailored to national and regional environmental agencies needs, and will be disseminated at European level through guidelines and recommendations shared with the project stakeholders.<br /> An important project mandate is therefore to network with International environmental initiatives including INSPIRE: in this respect, the DIAPASON project can be proposed as a pilot project to feed or test INSPIRE implementing rules. The information generated by DIAPASON could improve/integrate current measurements under the implementation of the directive INSPIRE by Member States at national level.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    The DIAPASON project will design a new INSPIRE-compliant technology (i.e., a new INSPIRE compliant equipment ready to use under the AQ Directive 2008/50/EC), and disseminate INSPIRE compliant best practice guidelines and recommendations, which could improve current measurements in relation to EC environmental objectives.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Gathering information, measuring relevant environmental data , designing technology and disseminating best practice guidelines and recommendations, publishing results .
    Primary Business: 
    Research - Environmental management
    Environmental application domains: 
    Atmospheric Science and Climate