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Observatorio Ambiental Granadilla

LMO Description
Observatorio Ambiental Granadilla
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Canary Islands
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The aim of this foundation is to collaborate with the departments and institutions of the Authonomous Community of the Canary Islands and of other Macaronesian archipelagos, as well as with the institutions of the Central Administration (Spanish State), with competences in the conservation of the marine environment, and with the scientific or conservationist organisations that are interested in the marine environment.<br /> Among other specific objetctives of the Foundation are:<br /> Environmental follow-up of the evolutions of impacts of the new harbour of Granadilla (Tenerife)on the marine environmenta, and of the compensatory. measures established by the Commission.<br /> Set up a database with updated geographical information on marine biodiversity with special reference to species in the Annex II, IV of the Habitat Directive, and of species that define the natural habitats in Annex I, in the Canary Islands, with extension to the whole of Macaronesia.<br /> To prepare regularly reports about the state of biodiversity and risks that require management measrues, and communicate them to the environmental authorities.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Apart from implementing the environmental survillance plan for the Port of Grandilla, and de follow-up of the Loggergead turtles in the Canary Islands, the OAG is developing REDMIC, an innovative integrated marine data repository designed for maximizing the potential use of each data (all kinds). It is conveived to be integrated in the European marine data networks. REDMIC is under development (partially operative).
    The OAG is a public Foundation established by the Spanish State (Central Administration and Canarian Autonomous Government) in 2008 following an Opinion of the European Commission (C(2006) 5190) in relation with the project of a new port at Granadilla, in Tenerife (Canary Islands). The setup of the biodiversity database is a compensation measure in addition to the follow-up of the port infrastructure and its impact on Natura 2000. Thus, the OAG has been created for unlimited time and has basic financing from the Port Authority /Spanish Sate.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Canary Islands
    Societal Sector: 
    Public Foundation
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    Primary Business: 
    Marine Environment
    Environmental application domains: 
    Monitoring biodiversity and waters. Marine data management