Metropolitan France and Overseas departments and collectivities
environmental public service
Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development:
Via its personnel spread around the country, Onema collects, manages and uses data on:
- hydrobiological parameters (piscicultural aspects) of continental surface waters and their hydromorphological status;
- the protected species at risk/the native species in danger and habitats. Standardised methods ensure the consistency of collection techniques and of the data itself, notably concerning sampling of populations and diagnosis of the biological status of environments.
Onema provides functional management of the national Water Information System (WIS-F) in a close partnership with the river-basin authorities. It organises information gathering and use, notably in the framework of the Water Information System for Europe (WISE). To ensure the consistency of water data, Onema establishes rules for the various partners on information systems and methods. Onema designs the evaluation methods for water status in view of formulating restoration strategies.