INSPIRE Knowledge Base

BDN

Description
Organisation: 
Banco de Datos de la Naturaleza
Acronym: 
BDN
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The General Management of Nature Preservation assumes the responsibilities of Nature Preservation on those matters not transferred to the Autonomous Communities, serving as the coordinator between these and the European Union. In terms of cartography, the General Management of Nature Preservation carries out basic thematic cartography on the natural environment, especially on forest matters and on nature preservation, depending upon the Nature Data Bank (BDN). This body edits cartographic publications and develops georeferenced digital data bases.
Formal Mandate: 
National Government
Mandate: 
Boletin oficial del Estado
Activities: 
•Forest Map of Spain on a scale of 1:200,000. •Forest Map of Spain digitalized to a scale of 1:50,000. •Third National Forest Inventory. Provincial publications apart from forest statistics •Natural Spaces and Sensitive Areas. The digital cartographic base corresponding to the National Protected Spaces, Special Protection Areas of Birds (ZEPAS), those ascribed to the RAMSAR international agreement and the new Places of Community Importance (LIC’S) have been kept updated. Digitalization on a scale of 1:50,000.
Membership: 
Conservation and biodiversity authorities
Typology: 
Sectorial
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    National
    National
    Societal Sector
    central goverment
    Specific Expertise
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    INSPIRE Expert group member
    Environmental application domains
    monitoring biodiversity, vegetation management, Forest Fire prevention and management, Natural Spaces and Sensitive Areas
    Primary Business
    Environmental management