INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Ministry

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Ministry
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development is the leading state administrative institution in the field of environmental protection which includes protection of environment and nature, maintenance and rational utilization of natural resources, as well as sub-sectors of hydrometeorology and use of subsoil. The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development ensures planning and coordination process of state and regional development, local governments’ development and supervision, territorial development planning. </p>
    Main Activities: 
    Competent institution in regard to several INSPIRE geospatial data sets (annex I, II and III), incl. Oceanographic Geographic Features, Sea Regions, Habitats and Biotopes, etc.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    LV
    Societal Sector: 
    central government
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Transposition, supervision and coordination of implementation of EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC. Implementation of EU Integrated maritime policy.
    Primary Business: 
    Environmental management
    Environmental application domains: 
    Water (marine) resources management