INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO - Built Environment and Geosciences/National Geological Survey

LMO Description
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO - Built Environment and Geosciences/National Geological Survey
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to 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
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Netherlands including the continental shelf
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>TNO, founded by law, acts as the umbrella–organisation for the National Geological Survey which is the central geoscience and public organisation in the Netherlands for information and research to promote the sustainable management and use of the subsurface and its natural resources.<br /> Hence the organisation manages all the data and information of the subsurface of the Netherlands on behalf of the Dutch Government as a delegated task.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Tasks related to the information function of the National Gelogical Survey: To collect and acquire geoscientific data about the subsurface of the Netherlands; control the quality of this data; and to archive, analyse, interpret and disseminate this data
    Characteristics The National Geological Survey (XXXX staff, annual turnover XXX) forms part of TNO Built Environment and Geosciences ( XXXX staff, annual turnover XXX) , one of the five core areas of the Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific Research TNO (XXXX staff, annual turnover XXXX). The National Geological Survey belongs to the public knowledge infrastructure of the Netherlands and is the Dutch branch of the European Union’s EuroGeoSurveys and the international networks of public institutes for applied geoscientific research and advisory services.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Netherlands including continental shelf
    Societal Sector: 
    Central Government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Initiator and founding member of Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium POSC. URGENT & OMEGA EU 5FM project on interoperability and CORBA based distributed 3D Simulation models. Projectleader of the GEIXS and e-Earth EU project standardization and data exchange European Geological Surveys. National standardization NEN, GEF, STB, Nomenclator, Geological Thesaurus etc.
    Primary Business: 
    Data and Information management of the subsurface of the Netherlands
    Environmental application domains: 
    Monitoring Wetland , Monitoring Coastal areas , Monitoring Water pollution, Monitoring Soil pollution , Monitoring Waste, Climate change, Spatial Planning , Fringe area development , Transport development, Urban development , Rural development, Water Resources Management, Coastal Zone Management , Vegetation Management, Energy Management, Mineral resources Management, Man-made Hazard Management, Transport and pipe-lines Management, Industrial sites Management , Hazardous waste Management, Earthquake Prevention and Management, Drought Prevention and Management , Floods & extreme weather Prevention and Management , Coastal erosion Prevention and Management ,