INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Environmental Information Centre

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Environmental Information Centre
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • 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
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Poland
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The Minister of the Environment on the 17th November 2011 gave the Environmental Information Centre new tasks, including be a contact point for the Ministry of the Environment Council on Infrastructure for Spatial Information and other units of INSPIRE, cooperation with the National Coordinator and the National Council of SIP and the leading bodies of INSPIRE, also developing strategies of create, maintain and develop infrastructure for spatial information department of the environment.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    The support for units of the Ministry of Environment will consist on coordination of work on spatial data themes, which are the responsibility of leading bodies: Minister of the Environment, Chief National Geologist, Chief Nature Conservator, Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection, The President of the National Water Management Authority: Annex I: 8, 9, Annex II: 4, Annex III: 7, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
    Comments: 
    The leading bodies such as: Chief National Geologist, Chief Nature Conservator, Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection and The President of the National Water Management Authority are sybject to The Minister of the Environment, who is also a leading authority. Therefore, The Environmental Information Centre on behalf of the Minister will coordinate the work on all spatial data themes under the responsibility of the Ministry of Environment.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    Poland
    Societal Sector: 
    central government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    In December 2011 we started work on setting up an internal Working Group for INSPIRE and the INSPIRE contact point in the Ministry of Environment. Director of the EIC in December 2011, attended a meeting of the INSPIRE Committee in Brussels for a summary of test specifications for spatial data themes listed in Annex II and III of the INSPIRE directive. Implemented (12.2011) trial version for Web Catalog Serwice consistent with the requirements of INSPIRE, realized through the catalog metadata. Implemented (12.2011) a trial version of Web Map Sevice consistent with the requirements of INSPIRE, the browser realized by mapping. Preparatory Action has been taken for the implementation (in accordance with the roadmap INSPIRE) trial version of Web Feature Service and Web Coverage Service, in accordance with the requirements of the INSPIRE.
    Primary Business: 
    Environmental Management