INSPIRE Knowledge Base

RIVM (national institute for public health and the environment)

LMO Description
RIVM (national institute for public health and the environment)
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Level of authority: 
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is a recognised leading centre of expertise in the fields of health, nutrition and environmental protection. We work mainly for the Dutch government. We also share our knowledge with governments and supranational bodies around the world. The results of our research, monitoring, modelling and risk assessment are used to underpin policy on public health, food, safety and the environment.</p>
    Main Activities: 
    Functioning as a leading centre of expertise and research, RIVM advises and supports policy-makers and professionals in public health and environmental areas: - health and disease; - infectious diseases; - prevention and care; - Food nutrition and water; - Accidents and disasters; - Environment and chemicals.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    Societal Sector: 
    central government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    RIVM holds the national monitoring networks for soil, groundwater and air quality and some health data. RIVM is user for almost all types of data as described under INSPIRE and makes (national) interpretations of these data in relation to health en environmental issues.
    Primary Business: 
    Public health and safety, Environmental quality and safety
    Environmental application domains: 
    Monitoring water pollution, Monitoring air pollution, Soil pollution