INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Executive Environment Agency

LMO Description
Executive Environment Agency
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
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>Competent authority in management, coordination and information functions as regards the control and environmental protection in Bulgaria under the provisions of the Environment Protection Act.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Executive Environment Agency (ExEA) is an administration with the Minister of Environment and Water. It designs and manages the National System for Environmental Monitoring for provision of information on the state of environmental components and factors on the complete territory of the country. Assessments of the state of the environmental components and data reporting at national level are carried out by ExEA. The agency maintains various databases at national and regional level, which are structured according to the components of the environment.
    The National System for Environmental Monitoring (NSEM) is established and operated in accordance with Article 1, Clause 7 of the Environmental Protection Act. The system provides timely and reliable information on the elements of the environment and the factors affecting it, on which base analyses, assessments and forecasts are performed to support the activities of preserving and protecting the environment from harmful effects. The system is managed by the Minister of Environment and Water through the Executive Environment Agency. ExEA administers the National Automated System for Environmental Monitoring (NASEM) on the whole country, providing material-technical, methodological and software-information resources necessary for its operation and development.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    Central government (Environment)
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Databases on the state of the environment for Bulgaria, CORINE Land Cover 2000 and 2006 project implementation for Bulgaria, data and GIS layers for the protected areas in Bulgaria, database preparation to support reporting for WFD
    Primary Business: 
    Environmental Monitoring; Rreporting on the state of the environment; Software design and development
    Environmental application domains: 
    All environmental themes