INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>The objective of the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) is<br /> to strengthen society’s ability to prevent and handle accidents<br /> and severe peacetime emergencies. Society can learn from<br /> past experience by evaluation and follow-up in a continuous<br /> process where experience is being used to organise and<br /> develop tasks for the actors in the civil emergency planning<br /> system. Evaluation and learning from accidents and disasters,<br /> supervision and monitoring, need for new research and<br /> support for civil emergency planning activities are important<br /> tasks in order to strengthen societal security and to support<br /> prevention, preparedness, response and recovery throughout<br /> the disaster management cycle. For instance, Sweden has several systems for informing and alerting the<br /> public. </p>
    Main Activities: 
    Working groups, technical specifications development projects, GIS support, co-ordination and distribution of geographical information.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    Nationwide
    Societal Sector: 
    Central government
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    E.g. MSB is responsible for mapping of stability and floods. Development of a user-friendly geographic information centre for internal use (database with geo data/information), accessible via the intranet. The development of the geo centre started with purpose to increase the knowledge and interest of geo data as well as to co-ordinate the use of geodata at our agency.
    Primary Business: 
    Public safety
    Environmental application domains: 
    E.g. man-made hazard management, floods & extreme weather prevention, management landslide prevention, forest fire prevention and management