INSPIRE Knowledge Base

CBC

Description
Organisation: 
Cross Border Cooperation
Acronym: 
CBC
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
While there is recognition of a wealth of experiences in successful spatial data related projects in individual European countries, a major opportunity is applying and extending these experiences in a cross-border context, with particular focus on CEE. COORDINATED activities for CEE are of particular relevance and importance because of the legacy of State control. Since 1989, progress in the various counties of CEE has been characterised by a substantial discrepancy of implementation among the countries involved due to the different levels of understanding of the benefits of spatial data. The SDIC will explore ways of enabling better interaction between public and private sector and increasing the involvement of the private sector in such initiatives. The SDIC will assess existing experiences in CEE Europe, best practice examples and major barriers for success. Special attention will be given to the management, organisational change and cultural issues.
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
Agreement in progress.
Activities: 
Working group, market analysis, busines planning and project management.
Membership: 
Initiated by the private sector and EUROGI.
Comments: 
Cross-sectorial is more corrcet because of the nature of the cooperation between public and private.
Typology: 
Sectorial
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

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

  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to cost/benefit analysis of the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Europe
    EU + Eastern Europe
    Societal Sector
    Private
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Producer of seamless industry-standard GI databases for CEE (most data in Annex 1 & 2 available for 18 countries)
    Environmental application domains
    Terrain modelling, transport development, weather and hydrological forecasting, environmental risk management.
    Primary Business
    GI and data services including value-added data engineering, survey and GIS. Also project management of research and institutional change projects with experience in cross border spatial-related projects.