INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Defra is the Environment Department for England but takes a co-ordinating lead for the UK when dealing with issues at a European/International level.
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>Government department responsible for implementing environmental policy and leading for the UK on the INSPIRE Directive.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Defra is a user and collector of spatial data on a range of topics relating to the environment.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    England
    Societal Sector: 
    Central Government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Data management and publication
    Primary Business: 
    Environmental and agricultural policy delivery