INSPIRE Knowledge Base

COST E43

Description
Organisation: 
Harmonisation of forest resource, carbon pools, and biodiverstiy information in Europe
Acronym: 
COST E43
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The main objective of the Action is to improve and harmonise the existing national forest resource inventories in Europe. The secondary objectives are to support new inventories in such a way that inventories will meet national, European and global level requirements in supplying up-to-date, harmonised and transparent forest resource information, and to promote the use of scientifically sound and validated methods in forest inventory designs, data collection and data analysis. The ultimate goal is to build up the forestry information services on the national level inventories in order to get maximised benefits from inventories and maximised advantage of local knowledge and requirements together with international requirements. The goal is also to maximise the synergy between NFIs and European and global level processes and policies that require forestry information.
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
EU COST Action E43
Activities: 
Workshops, working groups, scientific missions, forest inventory
Membership: 
Forest inventories in 26 European countries (see URL)
Typology: 
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

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

  • participate in the review process
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Europe
    26 European countries, see URL
    Societal Sector
    Central governement
    Specific Expertise
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Long traditions of members in conducting national forest inventories, COST E43 has started the harmonisation work in June 2004, see URL.
    Environmental application domains
    Monitoring forest resources, forest carbon pools, forest biodiversity
    Primary Business
    Forest inventory, Forestry, Remote Sensing